Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Now that my boy is in a Pre-K class during the week and has Little Dribblers games on Saturdays, we are looking for some healthy breakfast ideas for kids. He needs to have a great start to the day, get his thinking cap charged, and his energy super-charged (the daycare workers can thank me later for that one!).

Jennie-O became a part of our grocery shopping in 2010 when my husband and I started a new weight loss program that contained high protein, little to no carbs, and no sugar. Our "go-to" lunch is Jennie-O turkey dogs and mustard. Because we had so many hot dogs in the house, my son has become a hot dog fiend. On the weekends when we are home without Daddy, he will always ask for a hot dog for breakfast. A few times I would tell him no and suggest cereal, but then I realized that a Jennie-O hot dog (or bacon or sausage) was actually much better for him than sugary cereal…and he was more likely to eat it! 

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This past Saturday was the first basketball game for the Little Dribblers Rockets team and after an hour of play, we could tell that the kids were worn out. My boy and I are on a mission to help the Rockets Blast Off to a winning season so we are going to try out some healthy breakfast ideas for kids and see what the little players like to eat.

#JennieO4Kids healthy breakfast for kids

After the game on Saturday, we headed to Walmart for some Jennie-O turkey bacon and sausage to make some on-the-go breakfast biscuits so we could share them with the team. We made them for the team on Monday evening before practice to make sure they liked them.

making healthy breakfast for kids #JennieO4Kids

Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Kids

I browned the turkey sausage and turkey bacon and set up a little station for my boy to make the treats. My little chef in training flattened out the canned biscuits, put them in a muffin pan, piled on the meats and cheese and they were ready to cook. The whole process took less than 20 minutes and the cooking was only 10 minutes.

turkey bacon turkey sausage biscuits with cheese #JennieO4Kids

The result smelled amazing and my boy couldn't wait to package them up and head out to practice. We put one of each bacon and sausage biscuit in ziploc bags and took them to practice. During the practice, Coach Tasha told us that we have two games this coming Saturday so the kids are going to need extra energy.

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Why is eating a nutritious breakfast so important for children? A nutritious breakfast helps growing bodies develop and thrive, and it can have a substantial long-term impact on children’s educational achievement. Children who do not eat a nutritious breakfast have a harder time focusing and staying awake in class, which can seriously affect their future educational and professional success. Starting their day with low-fat healthy protein like Jennie-O Turkey Bacon and Sausage is a great way to help kids grow and succeed inside and outside the classroom! – from SIMPLE Service Project Card

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Guess what?! The kids LOVED them!! They were all curious about what snack my boy had brought to practice so after running around for an hour, they were ready to try them. These simple and healthy breakfast biscuits were devoured in seconds!

little dribblers love turkey bacon #JennieO4Kids

The best part…they were eating the turkey bacon and turkey sausage off the biscuits first! This snack is going to be a great charge and recharge snack on Saturday when the Rockets take on two teams at 9 and 11am. We had just a few left over and we gave them to Coach Tasha. She said that, like us, breakfast in the morning is often a hectic time for her family. Having a healthy breakfast that is easy to grab and go is perfect. I told her how easy it was to make and she was even more excited to try them with her boy (that's him ^^).

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Give Breakfast a Wake-Up Call {#JennieO4Kids}

Champions for Kids has teamed up with Jennie-O to encourage us all to "Give Breakfast a Wake-Up Call". We chose to help our our local YMCA Little Dribblers team, but you can find the children in need in your community and help educate about how a healthy breakfast for kids encourages better focus and alertness in class. Providing healthy breakfast ideas to kids in need allows them to achieve future educational and professional success.

Starting their day with low-fat healthy protein like Jennie-O Turkey Bacon and Sausage is a great way to help kids grow and succeed inside and outside the classroom!

How You Can Help:

Cook a nutritious breakfast for children in your community (your child's class, youth group, or sports team, for example), and let us know that you gave breakfast a wake-up call! Every time you cook a nutritious breakfast for children in your community, let us know at so that we can celebrate your participation and count you towards our goal of mobilizing 20 million people by 2020 to become Champions for Kids! Check out great these Jennie-O breakfast recipes!

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  1. ANN*H says:

    These look good to me. Im sure my grandson would love helping me make these for us. When they play hard they need go healthy foods in their body for more energy. Gotta to make these real soon.

  2. Janet W. says:

    These look delicious! My grandson would enjoy eating these!

  3. Tammy S says:

    These look so good. I get so tired of trying to figure out something healthy for breakfast. There is nothing worse then sending them off to school full of sugar. I love how easy these are to make. I could do them before the kids get out of bed. thanks for the recipe.

  4. Lorayne Gothard says:

    This is so cool!! I would have never thought of doing this for breakfast!! My kids love to help so they would enjoy this!! We usually do a breakfast bar in the

    • janet says:

      Most days breakfast is a quick grab-n-go in the car for us, too!

  5. Shary says:

    I rolled up some sausage, eggs, and cheese in croissants. Great minds think alike!

    • janet says:

      Yum! I bet the kids would love the croissants as well!

  6. Those look so yummy! I need to try those for my boys. I also have yet to try the Jenny-o brand.

    • janet says:

      Jennie-O is really great and most of the time it is not as expensive (sometimes less) than the other brands!

  7. Darcy says:

    Those biscuits look yummy! I don’t think I’d like them cold but warm and fresh. Wonder if my toddler would eat one….

    • janet says:

      They were definitely better warm, but the team didn’t seem to mind them after they practiced for an hour!

  8. Those little breakfast bites are a great idea! You need lots of energy for basketball and turkey is the perfect protein. I may have to make a few of those, myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    • janet says:

      Yes, hubby and I liked them quite a bit as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Cecile says:

    How easy these are! I am going to make these for my little dribbler too!

  10. Emily says:

    Those look tasty – and the perfect size for kids. I find that my son loves everything that comes out of a muffin tin. I think I’ll try your recipe and see what he thinks. Worse comes to worse, I’ll have to eat them all myself – and that doesn’t seem so bad!

    • janet says:

      Not bad at all…they smell so yummy while they are cooking, too!

  11. Mimi says:

    We love breakfast around our house and I’ve been thinking of doing fun meals on the weekend and this would be something my boys could help me with ! Awesome to share with the team!

    • janet says:

      This is so easy and fun for the kids and my boy loves to help with everything!

  12. Marina says:

    He looks like he was having so much fun. It’s so important to teach them to cook, share and be a part of a team at a young age. I’m sure he must’ve felt pretty important!

    • janet says:

      He could barely make it through practice because he wanted to pass out and eat the biscuits. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. This sounds delicious, and what a way to share a healthy breakfast!

  14. Sadie says:

    We used to LOVE Jennie-O. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am glad the kids loved their healthy breakfast!

  15. Gena says:

    MMM! Those look delicious!! This post reminds me of when the Captain was playing soccer in the fall….the parents would bring snacks and most of the time, they were NOT healthy or filling at all…they were just fruit snacks or something. This would’ve made much more sense! ahhh! You’re so smart! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with basketball, little man!!

    • janet says:

      Well, thanks Gena! The kids really loved them and since they were so easy we are going to plan for every Saturday if we can!

  16. laura says:

    Great idea! Looks yummy, and having a helper is a lot of fun for you both!

    • janet says:

      My husband is a chef and my boy loves to cook as well. He was so surprised that Mommy could cook, too!

      • laura says:

        A chef?? Nice! Do you like to cook?

        • janet says:

          Not at all! I don’t even like to eat at home but when it is all done for me then I can handle it. Something fun and easy like this is the best I can do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. What a great idea to share with your son’s basketball team! I am sure all the kids were at the top of their game due to Jennie-O’s delicious breakfast.

    • janet says:

      I’m banking on the Rockets this season with their healthy start to the day!

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