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Fun Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Looking for kid-friendly breakfast ideas that even picky eaters can get on board with? Here is a bit of inspiration to help you make the most important meal of the day, the most exciting one!

Mix and match cereal

Children can get bored of food faster than grown-ups can come up with new breakfast ideas for their kids. So, when creativity can’t keep up, mix and match! Go for a mashup of their favourite cereals to get them excited about the morning bowl of cereals.

Here are a few mix and match cereal ideas to get you started:

Shreddies and Cheerios make an irresistible delicious pair and a satisfying crunch for breakfast time.

Curiously Cinnamon and Shreddies mix is full of flavour whole grain and tongue-tingling sensations. 

Golden Nuggets and Curiously Cinnamon are a combination not even adults can say no to! 

Gluten-free corn snack mix with gluten-free cereal, sultanas, dried cranberries and pecans in a bowl

Breakfast popsicles

If you’ve been telling kids popsicles for breakfast are a big no-no, you may want to change your mind. Homemade popsicles prepared with creamy Greek yoghurt, runny honey, summer fruits and the ir favourite cereals are a refreshing and delicious treat full of protein and fibre. Kids won’t believe they’re allowed to have them for breakfast!

Breakfast popsicles are so easy to prepare. Plus, you can save a lot of time in the morning by making them well ahead of time. Store them in the freezer, ready to be enjoyed first thing in the morning. 

Breakfast ideas for kids in a hurry

Trying to persuade the little ones to make peace with the breakfast in front of them is not a job for busy mornings. So, if you find yourself pressed for time, the trusted smoothie is the go-to trick that will save the day. It’s also a great way to hide any vegetables your children refuse to eat in their solid form. 

There are plenty of kid-friendly versions to try. Our Cheerios Blueberry Banana Cereal Smoothie is a delicious combination of fruit, milk and cereals, ready in five minutes tops! The result is an enticing purple frothy breakfast in liquid form, full of banana and blueberry goodness  that children will gobble up in no time. 

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Cereal toppings ideas for a kid-friendly breakfast

Top up their favourite cereals with a cup of colourful berries. Add a dollop of yoghurt for extra creaminess. Why not sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top too! The intense colours will definitely get your child’s attention, while the combination of flavours will keep them eating until the last spoon.

A scoop of peanut butter on top of breakfast cereals is also a great way to add extra protein a great addition to a kid’s breakfast. Combine it with dried fruit and watch as it all disappears in seconds. For even more inspiration, check out our delicious cereal toppings ideas


Now that we’ve taken care of the food, here are other ways to make breakfast time feel like a holiday. Discover our tips for breakfast fun, from jokes to games and family activities.

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    Do Nestlé products in emerging countries have more salt than products in developed/developing countries?
    For the last 15 years we’ve been working to reduce the sodium (which is the major component of salt) in our breakfast cereals across the world, because we want to keep on making them more nutritious. Achieving consistency on all products, in all countries, takes time - so some may have more sodium than others. Our aim is for all our cereals – globally – to have the same reduced levels of sodium, with a target of less than 135mg per serving in all our children’s products.
    What are the health and nutritional benefits of Nestlé Gluten Free Corn Flakes?

    As well as being a healthy choice for people who want to reduce the amount of gluten in their diet, or have coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, Gluten Free Corn Flakes are fortified with B-vitamins, folic acid and iron

    How can I find foods made with whole grain?
    Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too. It’s easy to know if a Nestlé breakfast cereal is made with whole grain: just look out for the Green Banner and whole grain tick on top of the box.
    I’ve heard a low GI diet can help me lose weight. Is this true?
    It’s too early to say. The science in this area is still emerging. There is evidence that low GI foods take longer to digest and help you feel satisfied for longer, but none that you’ll eat fewer calories at the next meal.
    Why does Nestlé label vegetable oil?
    Because it’s industry practice to label seasonal oils (oils that aren’t consistently available across the year). In Europe it’s now mandatory to detail the types of vegetable oils used in a food product. So it’s no longer permitted to use the term “vegetable oil” on a label.
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