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It’s well documented that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it can be difficult to offer variety for the family, and avoid loading them up on too much sugar.

Whether you are looking for inspiration on what to have for breakfast during a frantic weekday, or the far more leisurely meal time on a weekend, our easy to make, healthy breakfast recipes for kids will help you and your family start the day right. All of which contain a portion of their 5-a-day from our delicious range of summer fruit and vegetables, available at your local convenience store

A Berry Healthy Start: Blueberry Breakfast Parfait

Berries are the best fruit to have for breakfast. Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries all contain less sugar than most fruits and are higher in fibre – plus they’re rich in antioxidants, so they certainly feel qualified to feature in our best healthy breakfast recipes.

To make Blueberry Breakfast Parfait to feed a family of four, you’ll need 200g of fresh blueberries, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 2 tbsp of water and the juice of half a lime. Add these ingredients to a saucepan and simmer for around six minutes, stirring frequently. Once the liquid has thickened and the blueberries begin to burst, remove from the heat. Into small dishes or glass tumblers, add a layer of granola in the bottom, then top with 2 tbsp of Greek yoghurt. Spoon on your blueberry compote and serve.

If the texture of granola is too coarse for little mouths, consider soft muesli. Or just add an extra layer of diced strawberries to set them on their way in healthy style.

Green and Good: Broccoli and Courgette Fritters

Looking for more ways to get your youngsters eating their vegetables? Serve them some just as they awaken and catch them by surprise with a crispy, healthy treat as a weekday or weekend breakfast. Bright green in colour, you can always tell them this is a favourite breakfast of The Incredible Hulk if you are met with resistance!

To make six fritters, grate 140g of courgettes and then squeeze out as much of their moisture as possible by hand, to prevent your fritters from going soggy. Beat three medium sized eggs in a bowl and add 85g of chopped broccoli florets and your grated courgettes. Mix together before adding in 3 tbsp of plain flour – mix and season with a little black pepper. Heat 2 tbsp of sunflower oil in a pan and then use a serving spoon to add 3 servings of the mixture. Leave to cook for 3-4 minutes and then turn. You should get crispy brown edges encasing a soft green filling packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. Repeat the process to make your six.

A BRANd New Twist on a Classic: Melon and Bran Pots

One of the healthiest breakfast cereals to serve is fruit and bran flakes. The textures and appearance can be a little off putting for youngsters however, and wouldn’t be first on their wishlist of what to have for breakfast. So, why not brighten up this breakfast staple with some colourful fruit and yoghurt?

You may choose to prepare the melon yourself, but for weekday speed, our pre-diced 200g pack of melon medley is ideal. Add a layer of diced melon to the bottom of a dish or tumbler and top with 2 tbsp of Greek yoghurt. Pour on 2 tbsp of fruit and bran cereal and drizzle with a tsp of clear honey to serve. Layering really adds a touch of theatre for children, who are far more likely to enjoy a healthy breakfast that looks as good as it tastes.

A Fresh Delivery of Flavour and Nutrients: Breakfast Veggie Pita Pizza

When you started reading this blog, we bet you didn’t expect to see the word pizza included. But for a colourful celebration of summer fruits and vegetables, combined with that kids favourite, cheese, look no further than this healthy breakfast recipe.

Preheat your oven to 180°C. Spray a small baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray and set aside. In a pan, fry a small clove of crushed garlic, a quarter of a red onion diced, a diced orange bell pepper, six cherry tomatoes halved and 80g of diced mushrooms for approximately five minutes until soft. Add in a handful of roughly chopped spinach and fry for 2-3 minutes, until the spinach has wilted.

Beat together three eggs with some black pepper, then pour into the vegetable mix and fry together until something resembling an omelette is formed. Bake two wholemeal pitta breads in the oven until crisp.

Once the pita is ready, pour on your egg mixture and top with a generous handful of grated mature cheddar before adding back to the oven to melt. Slice into triangles and surprise them with veggie pizza - a healthy breakfast recipe for kids.

Help Breakfast Go Smoothly: Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie

This is as simple as it gets, and is a refreshing start to any day. Smoothies are the best healthy breakfast to have when you are under time constraints – and when doing the school run in the morning, that can often be the case!

Take a 600g punnet of strawberries, a large banana, 500ml of orange juice, 340g of vanilla flavoured yoghurt, ½ tsp of cinnamon and ice. Mix up in a high-speed blender until smooth and then serve in a large glass. You could even throw some rolled oats into the mix, to boost their energy until break time.

Our healthy breakfast recipes for kids provide the solution to many breakfast dilemmas. They will encourage your family to experience a selection of different summer fruits and vegetables, whilst setting them up for their day. They’re so simple to make that they are ideal for a busy weekday, or laid-back weekend breakfast. Get everything you need to create them, and explore the full range of quality fruit and veg at your local convenience store.