Finding a healthy Paleo breakfast for kids, that’s easy and quick to make on busy weekdays can be a challenge. Most of the breakfast items that are marketed toward parents and children for busy mornings are high in carbs, overly processed and contain sugar and artificial food dyes. That’s not how I want my kids to start their morning, but I don’t have time to make a sit-down breakfast during the week. I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam and am writing this post as part of their program.
How to Make a Healthy Paleo Breakfast for Kids
I’ve been working on cutting out the processed foods and sugar from my diet for a while by following the Paleo diet. The rest of my family isn’t eating Paleo, but when I can I make Paleo meals that everyone will enjoy like this healthy Paleo breakfast for kids.
If you’re following the Paleo diet, you’ll know that it does not include: grains, sugar, dairy, processed foods, beans and a few other things. The goal is healthy, whole ingredients that haven’t been processed or are very minimally processed. This rules out breakfast pastries, frozen waffles, brightly colored children’s cereals, etc. for breakfast.
One of the keys to making a healthy paleo breakfast for kids when you’re short on time is preparation. If you don’t think about what you and the kids will have for breakfast the night before, it’s more likely that you’ll fall back on less healthy choices. One of the most popular breakfast in my house is eggs and fruit. When I’m pressed for time, I make up a batch of hard boiled eggs the night before and use those instead of fried or poached eggs. Depending on the time of year, I add a bowl of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries or I add a sliced apple with almond butter or a clementine.
The Croods is super popular right now in our home with the kids and my husband (who is really a large kid) so I decided that it would be fun to make “prehistoric” eggs for breakfast. These eggs are marbled so they look like they are cracking and a prehistoric animal might pop out any time now. Don’t worry, the color comes from pomegranate juice so there is no artificial food dye involved. If you’d rather, you can get the same color from cranberry juice. No taste transfers over because the eggs are only in the juice for a short time.
Serve these Prehistorical Paleo Hard Boiled Eggs with a bowl of fresh berries just like the Croods may have picked for breakfast.
- 6 eggs, hard-boiled
- 1 bottle of cranberry juice or pomegranate juice
- Hard boil the eggs. Leave the shells on.
- Cool completely.
- Lightly crack all around the shell with the back of a spoon.
- Make sure the shell doesn't come off or separate from the egg. Just crack it.
- Place the eggs in a pan and pour the juice over it.
- Bring the juice to a simmer and allow it to simmer for one to two hours.
- Be certain to add water to keep the level of the liquid above the eggs.
- Let it cool completely and remove the eggs.
- Refrigerate until cool.
- Peel and enjoy!
Changing how you eat can be a challenge, but I prefer to look at it as an adventure. Try making simple, healthy changes to your diet rather than announcing a drastic change to your family overnight. If you have younger kids that may not understand the idea of Paleo eating – or that may be resistant to change, it may be useful to use the Croods as imagery for how you are trying to eat. They wouldn’t have walked into the grocery store and grabbed a package of frozen waffles for breakfast. They would have chosen healthy, natural foods like eggs, fruits and nuts for breakfast. Here are a few more easy Paleo recipes to try.
Make sure you check out the fun episodes of The Croods on Netflix!