Healthy breakfast ideas your teen will actually enjoy eating and they’re all quick enough to make on a busy school morning.
I find getting teenagers to eat breakfast on a school day morning HARD WORK. In fact getting teenagers to even get up on a school day morning is hard work….
But I hate them to leave for school without eating anything so I’ve come up with 10 breakfasts they’ll actually eat… some days they even make them for themselves too!
Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Teenagers
1. Peanut butter & banana on toast
Just toast a slice of bread, spread with peanut butter, top with sliced banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon if you like. Try using wholegrain or seed filled bread for slower energy release and extra nutrients.
2. Microwave egg muffin
We love these – they take literally 2 minutes to make, the recipe is one we found on Eat Well For Less and they’re always popular for breakfast here – get the microwave egg muffin recipe here.
3. Beans on toast
Again this takes just 2 minutes – toast some bread and whilst it toasts, microwave half a can of beans (just in a cup) in the microwave, butter the toast and tip on the beans – mine like these with grated cheese on too. Again if you can use wholegrain bread it’s a better choice.
4. Muesli snack pots
Make these up the night before and leave them in the fridge for a quick and easy breakfast grab in the morning. Get the muesli snack pot recipe here.
5. Microwave scrambled eggs on toast
Whisk two eggs together in a microwavable jug – add a pinch of salt and pepper – microwave uncovered on high for 60 seconds, remove from the microwave, gently mix with a fork, return to microwave and cook for another 30 – 60 seconds until cooked to your liking.
Then just tip the scrambled eggs onto buttered toast.
6. Apple and peanut butter
Slice an apple, dip into peanut butter and eat – I usually add a yogurt and cereal bar to this breakfast just to bulk it up a little.
7. Krisprolls and cream cheese
Krisprolls are great to have in and kids seem to love them – spread with cream cheese and add a fruit topping – blueberries or bananas both work well. You can get Krisprolls in wholemeal too but these never seem to be as popular in our house.
8. Cheese and marmite on toast
Toast the bread, spread with butter, marmite and add a layer of grated cheese – this is a breakfast my kids LOVE.
9. Breakfast biscuits, yogurt and fruit
Another popular breakfast here – grab a packet of Belvita, add a yogurt for dipping them in and a piece of fruit. Easy and quick.
10. Microwave porridge
It’s just so easy to make porridge in the microwave – just add 40g of oats in a bowl and mix with around 200ml milk then microwave for 2 1/2 minutes remove from the microwave, stir then put back in for around 30 seconds. (and if you need more ideas we’ve got 20 awesome topping ideas here)
Benefits of Teenagers Eating Breakfast
I’m a big believer in teenagers eating breakfast before heading out to school or college. It gives them a boost of nutrients and energy which helps them to concentrate better during lessons.