fruit heart skewers

Healthy Valentine’s Day Breakfast For Kids

These recipes were provided by Lauren Egger and were originally published at

These breakfast ideas are simple, healthy and doable for busy Moms. Valentine’s Day is another holiday where the unhealthy treats are inevitable so it’s nice to keep it healthy at home.

Fruit on a Stick

How stinkin’ cute are these?! The best part is you don’t have to be a “Pinterest” mom to do this. You can buy heart shape cut outs from Michael’s or any local craft store. Mine was only $.69. Because strawberries are on the top of the list in the “Dirty Dozen“, I always buy organic. Children and babies are susceptible to even low levels of pesticide exposure. Check out this study on ‘Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children.’ Watermelon is not on the Dirty Dozen list. One of the many great things about Heinen’s is all of their produce is nonGMO!

How to make them:

  • Cut off the stem of the strawberry.
  • Place the heart cut out on top and push down.
  • Slide onto a toothpick or kabob stick.
  • Slice watermelon into half inch slices, and press heart cut out in watermelon.
  • Place on stick.
  • Alternate and put a nonGMO marshmallow at the end.

Healthy Pancakes

These pancakes are a kid favorite for breakfast. You can buy a large heart shaped cut out for about $.99 but you can also just use a knife to make the shape of a heart.

  • 3 pasture raised eggs
  • 3 pasture raised eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 3-4 TBSP quinoa flakes (I use I Heart Keenwah, located in the cereal aisle at Heinen’s)
  • 1/2 tsp sprinkles (AKA organic chia seeds)
  • Heinen’s Organic Maple SyrupWhisk all ingredients together with a fork or pour into a blender and blend.

Whisk all ingredients together with a fork or pour into a blender and blend. (They turn out even better in the blender, but I mostly just whisk together with a fork). Melt 2 TBSP of coconut oil or butter in a cast iron pan. Pour batter in pan to make pancakes. Serve with Heinen’s Organic Maple Syrup & fresh fruit.

Strawberry Smoothies 

  • 1 cup frozen organic strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup S.O. Delicious Original Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 TBSP organic chia seeds/ 2 TBSP pumpkin seeds/ 1 TBSP hemp hearts (Optional Superfoods)

Place all ingredients in the blender. Blend. Enjoy!

Lauren Egger
Posted by: Lauren Egger
Lauren Egger is a busy mom of 5, RN, and founder of the Healthy Mom Project, started to create awareness and offer solutions to help parents make healthy decisions for their families. After being diagnosed with Celiac disease 14 years ago, it has been her mission to empower others to take charge of their own health and navigate past the hype to truth based on science.

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