Creamy vanilla Greek yogurt is topped with banana slices and melted peanut butter to create this fun and easy protein-packed breakfast.
As a healthy food blogger and professional recipe developer, I will admit to spending an unusual amount of time thinking about the foods I want to feed my family. That said, I’m certainly not the only parent who is looking for meals to be fast, healthy and delicious. I’m pretty sure that is universal – food blogger or not.
Recently I shared a few reasons why dairy is a staple in my children’s diet so today I’m going to share a “day in the life” of feeding my little ones to show you just how I make sure they are getting enough protein in their meals.
Many kids, including mine, tend to eat their largest meal at breakfast as opposed to the end of the day like adults. It’s a great habit and one I don’t plan to break. To take advantage of their large appetite in the morning, I always offer at least two servings of dairy so that they get vitamins, nutrients and protein to fuel their day.
Toddlers can be fickle when it comes to eating – one day they love tomatoes the next day they despise them. One food group that always seems to be a hit with my boys is dairy.
After school, I always like to keep healthy, portable snacks on hand that can easily be eaten on the way to the park or on our afternoon walks. Made with milk, whole grains, and warm spices, my Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are always a hit. Serve with a tall glass of milk and you instantly provide your kids with 9-essential nutrients to keep them satisfied until dinner.
Ideal for breakfast, a snack or dessert, these 5-ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Greek Yogurt Bowls are another great way to satisfy a sweet tooth while also giving your little ones another serving of dairy. Greek yogurt, full of calcium and protein, is drizzled with melted peanut butter, topped with sliced bananas and sprinkled with omega-rich flax seed meal and ground nutmeg. So delicious, your kids will have no idea it’s healthy.
What are your best tips for feeding toddlers and little ones? I’d love to hear from you!
Your spoon is waiting.
- 4 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 medium bananas - sliced
- ¼ cup creamy natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup flax seed meal
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- Divide yogurt between four bowls and top with banana slices.
- Melt peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl for 30-40 seconds and drizzle one tablespoon on each bowl on top of the bananas.
- Sprinkle with flax seed meal and ground nutmeg to serve.
Disclosure: This recipe is in partnership with Milk Life. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
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