Family breakfast ideas

2 minute read | Produced: 2018 | Revised: August 2021

Key points:

  • A nutritious breakfast doesn’t have to take a long time to prepare or eat.
  • A healthy breakfast has fruit/vegetables, a protein source and some slow release carbohydrates.
  • Quick, tasty, make ahead breakfast ideas can be enjoyed by the whole family.

In this factsheet:

A nutritious breakfast doesn’t have to take a long time to prepare or eat. Breakfast is the meal that supplies our brain and body with much needed nutrients to function well for the day. A healthy breakfast has fruit/vegetables, a protein source and some slow release carbohydrate. Here are some options the whole family will enjoy.

Super quick and tasty

  • Smoothie with milk, yoghurt, fruit, a handful of oats or a wheat biscuit
  • Cottage cheese and sliced tomato on grainy bread toast
  • Baked beans on a wholemeal English muffin
  • Toasted bagel with avocado, sliced tomato and pumpkin seeds
  • Raisin toast with sliced banana and ricotta, sprinkled with cinnamon

Homestyle Baked Beans

This simple recipe for baked beans on wholegrain toast ticks the boxes for protein, vegetables and slow release carbohydrates and is a delicious breakfast, lunch or snack the whole family can enjoy.

Kids will love these

  • Pancakes served with yoghurt and chopped fruit
  • Breakfast sushi – flatten a piece of bread with a rolling pin and cut off the crusts. Add a spread, sprinkle some fillings then roll and cut into sushi pieces. Try nut butter and banana, or ricotta and avocado.
  • Ricotta and berries on a wholemeal wrap or wholemeal fruit toast, drizzled with honey
  • Boiled egg with grainy bread toast soldiers
  • Zucchini, cheese and corn fritters

Great to make ahead

  • Homemade wholemeal muffins. Savoury flavours like grated vegetables and cheese, or sweetened naturally with fruit like banana and sultanas.
  • Overnight oats or Bircher muesli
  • Yoghurt parfait – layers of yoghurt, chopped fruit and crunchy muesli sprinkle
  • Zucchini slice/frittata slice
  • Mashed egg in a wholemeal wrap with spinach leaves
  • Boil eggs and keep in their shell for up to 5 days in the fridge

Remember:

  • Breakfast doesn’t have to take a long time to prepare or eat.
  • Include a source of protein, fruits/vegetables and slow release carbohydrates for a nourishing breakfast.
  • Tasty, get ahead ideas for breakfast can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Produced by Nutrition Australia QLD Division, 2018. Reviewed August 2021.