Whoever said breakfast is the most important meal of the day never encountered a squirmy toddler or a picky eater. To help fill those bellies first thing in the morning, we discovered 8 delicious store-bought breakfast ideas that you’ll feel good giving to your kids and they’ll actually eat without putting up a fight. From new dairy-free yogurts to grab-and-go waffles, scroll down for store-bought breakfast ideas that’ll become staples in your morning routine.
New Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal
Quaker Oats is getting creative, launching three new flavors that kids won’t be able to turn down. With fun options like Dinosaur Eggs Brown Sugar and S’mores, along with a classic like Strawberry Banana, parents can rest easy knowing their giving littles whole grains (and doing it quickly!). You can find all the new options wherever Quaker products are sold for $3.79 each.
Sow Good Smoothies
Smoothies are now a cinch. Sow Good’s lineup of 11 ready-to-make smoothies not only make whipping up a healthy serving of fruits and veggies your kids will actually eat easy, but the company ethically sources ingredients and is helping to eliminate food waste at the same time. All you have to do is add the freeze-dried ingredients, ice and water then blend to perfection.
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You and your kids will love DAH!’s yogurts that are gluten-free, kosher and slow-cultured. Each is packed with 15 billion probiotics per serving (or 60 billion total in 32-oz. cartons). DAH! also sources its better-for-you, wholesome ingredients, like real milk and fruit, from carefully vetted farms and suppliers around the world, and never uses any artificial flavorings or essences. DAH!’s current product line-up includes:
- Lassi (“luh-see”) – This drinkable yogurt smoothie reflects the ancient Indian techniques of culturing yogurt at lower temperatures for longer times than most. It packs 60 billion live probiotics per 32-oz. carton and is always made with real fruit and whole milk. The result is a richly textured, intensely flavorful yogurt high in probiotics that is excellent for digestive health.
- Dahi (“dah-hee”) – This traditional and versatile yogurt that originated in India is smooth and creamy, with a slightly sweet flavor profile. Dahi is crafted with only simple ingredients like whole milk and real fruit and no added sugar, so it can be enjoyed by the spoonful or used in savory or sweet recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Almond – DAH!’s slow-culturing process ensures that its Almond yogurt has flawless flavor and texture. This plant-based yogurt is crafted with real fruit and each cup contains one full serving of almonds.
This Saves Lives GranolaPop and Kids Oatmeal
Your kids will love starting off their morning routine with these two new options from This Saves Lives. The GranolaPop is perfect for snacking or breakfast with fun flavors like Rainbow Sprinkles, Chocolate and Cinnamon Sugar. The new Kids Oatmeal also has our top pick, the Rainbow Sprinkles flavor, along with blueberry, apple cinnamon and more.
You can feel good about serving these to your kids each morning as each serving contains a full serving of fruits and vegetables, and all flavors are totally safe-for-school.
Your kids love Eggo waffles, and these new ones have emoji faces on them, which makes a quick breakfast fun too! There are up to six different faces in a box of 10.
Homestyle Breakfast Sandwiches from Brazi Bites
The first single-serve, gluten-free breakfast sandwich to hit the market, Brazi Bites’ Homestyle Breakfast Sandwiches feature simple, clean ingredients like cage-free eggs and nitrate-free bacon, sandwiched between toasty slices of warm gluten-free bread for a delicious and satisfying homestyle taste that’s ready in minutes in the microwave! The new Homestyle Breakfast Sandwiches will be available starting in select Target locations across California, Arizona, Washington, and Oregon.
‘Okina Baking Mixes
Okina’s gluten-free, vegan baking mixes are an easy solution to those who love muffins and loaves but want something more nutritious. These premade muffin and bread mixes come in Banana Chocolate Chip ($12.45), Carrot Currant Masala ($12.25), Zucchini Double Chocolate ($12.45) and Original ($12.25). Mash a ripe banana into the banana chocolate chip mix and add some applesauce and your choice of milk (dairy-free is cool!) and you’re on your way to an easy breakfast in a flash!
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Who doesn’t love breakfast on the go? Oats Overnight makes morning meal prep a breeze: just mix your packet with milk, store in the fridge and enjoy spoon-free in the morning. Each flavor is gluten free, made with 100% whole grain oats, 20 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. Try out brand new flavors every month, in addition to classics like Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana, Strawberries & Cream and Mocha Dream.
Catalina Crunch Cereals
No spoon or milk required! Delicious, low-carb cereals are made with the highest quality, all-natural ingredients available and contain a blend of seven Plant Proteins and Fibers that are designed to keep you full longer. Gluten- and grain-free, vegan, zero sugar, Non-GMO, and have 9g of fiber per serving. Choose from Fruity, Chocolate Peanut Butter, (newest flavors), and other delicious options you can snack on all day long. Kids will love these, and so will you!
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Say hello to KIND’s first oatmeal product line that brings whole grain oats and sliced toasted almonds together with luscious ingredients like dark chocolate chunks and cinnamon-spiced apples. Each packet contains five grams of protein and you can currently choose from Dark Chocolate Almond, Apple Cinnamon Almond, Oats & Almond and Cranberry Almond flavors.
Available at all major national retailers, including Amazon, for $4.98+ per six count box
Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative
If you’ve ever bought almond milk, chances are you’ve turned to Silk Almond Milk. This favorite Almond Milk brand just launched Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative. Available in strawberry, apple cinnamon and mixed berry, this new yogurt has 25% less sugar per ounce than your average flavored yogurt alternative. It’s also peanut-, gluten- and lactose-free, and non-GMO Project Verified (read: it’s a great allergen-free option for school snacks).
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If you already love KIND products, you’ll want to serve up a bowl of their new cereal! Enjoy super grains like oats, sorghum, quinoa and amaranth and tasty almonds. Look for flavors like Dark Chocolate Almond, Honey Almond, Cranberry Almond and Apple Cinnamon that pack five to six grams of protein.
Available at all major national retailers, including Amazon, for $5.29+.
Stonyfield Kids Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt and Koala Crisp Cereal
Why have yogurt or cereal when you can have both in one delicious bite? Stonyfield just teamed up with Nature’s Path for a delicious combo of yogurt and cereal your kids will love. Expect 10 grams of protein per cup, all-organic ingredients and live and active cultures. All Stonyfield products are non-GMO Project Verified.
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Bear Naked Premium Protein Granola
As parents we’re always looking for healthy ways to add protein to our kids’ diets. Shake up your routine with Bear Naked Premium Protein Granola. Each serving dishes out 10 grams of protein. Choose from flavors including Oatmeal Cookie Crunch and Peanut Butter Toffee Crunch.
Available at amazon.com
AYO Almond Yogurt
Breakfast with an interesting story, anyone? Turn to AYO Yogurt—this Almond Yogurt is made from organic, sun-grown California almonds at the Billings family ranch, a fourth-generation family farm. Each yogurt is dairy-free and nutrient-rich with flavors that include blueberry, strawberry, vanilla and peach. Find AYO in health stores and if you’re in California they’re sold at Ralphs.
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Kashi GO Waffles
Kashi fans will be pleased to learn that the brand has expanded their frozen aisle presence with 100% whole grain waffles. We love frozen waffles as they’re easy to grab-and-go and make the perfect car snack. Three new flavors include Wild Blueberry, Cinnamon Brown Sugar and Vanilla Buttermilk. All flavors include double-digit protein serving and single-digit sugar.
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Siggi’s Plant-based [Non] Dairy Yogurts
We’re huge fans of siggi’s and were thrilled to learn that they recently launched a line of plant-based [Non] Dairy yogurts. Choose from five flavors: mango, mixed berry, vanilla and cinnamon, raspberry and strawberry. Like the original siggi’s their products include 40% less sugar than other leading yogurt alternatives and 3x more protein. For those allergic to dairy or are looking for a traditional yogurt alternative, we highly recommend this line (our kids were fans!).
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Start your day with gr8nola—dish it out to little hands to practice hand/eye coordination or sprinkle on yogurt for the older kids. gr8nola features only 5 grams of non-refined sugar and all natural ingredients like organic coconut oil, whole grain oats, coconut flakes and sunflower seeds. The brand promises that all flavors (think: Black Coco Chia, Cinnamon Chai and Golden Spice) are GMO-free and contains no soy, dairy or refined sugars.
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Trailtopia fuss-free oatmeal
It doesn’t get much easier than Trailtopia’s oatmeal. Simply add water and you’re set with an easy-peasy, hearty breakfast. Choose from eight flavors from peach to blueberry to mango and even banana. Each are made with slices of real fruit.
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—Erin Lem & Karly Wood