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The 26 best breakfast side dishes for kids

Bored of your breakfast options for your kids? Here are the breakfast side dishes for kids to help you mix up your routine!

It’s a cliche, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day – especially for kids!

Breakfast helps kids fuel up and have energy for the big day ahead of them.

We serve our kids 3 items at each meal – a main and 2 side dishes. Side dishes are an important part of a balanced breakfast and a way to be sure that you hit as many of the food groups as possible.

My favorite breakfast side dish is cut fruit of any kind – whatever is in season. This is a great way to start getting fruit in at the start of the day!

You also want your kids to try to get a healthy fat or protein option to help keep them full. Luckily, there are so many breakfast food to choose from!

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Tips for Making Breakfast Side Dishes Kid-Friendly

Have a favorite breakfast side dish already? Here are some tips for how to encourage your kids tp eat them!

  • Involve kids in meal planning and preparation
  • Use colorful and visually appealing ingredients
  • Make mini servings and bite-sized portions
  • Offer a variety of flavors and textures
  • Make sure to balance sweet and savory options

Basic breakfast side dish ideas

Here are some basic breakfast side dish ideas. Keep scrolling for specific recipes!

Quick and Easy Breakfast Side Dishes for Kids

  • Toast with peanut butter and banana slices
  • Yogurt with granola and berries
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Oatmeal with chopped nuts and dried fruit

Savory Breakfast Side Dishes for Kids

  • Scrambled eggs with cheese and/or diced vegetables
  • Hash browns with ketchup or salsa
  • Breakfast quesadillas with scrambled eggs and cheese
  • Cooked breakfast meat like sausage or bacon
  • Avocado toast with a sprinkle of salt and pepper

Sweet Breakfast Side Dishes for Kids

  • Fresh chopped fruit
  • French toast sticks with maple syrup
  • Mini pancakes or waffles with fruit or whipped cream
  • Cinnamon roll or muffin with cream cheese frosting
  • Banana bread or blueberry muffin with butter
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The best breakfast side dishes for kids

Here are some of my favorite breakfast side dish recipes for kids!

The best breakfast side dishes for kids

Want to serve your kids a well rounded breakfast? Here are a ton of breakfast side dishes for kids to inspire your meal planning!

What are your favorite delicious breakfast side dishes?

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