Meal Ideas for Kids: Brainy Breakfast Salad!

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Children burn around 45 calories per hour as they learn to read, write, spell, and take on other assignments during a normal school day.  Therefore, it’s important for them to nourish their bodies with wholesome foods to feed their bodies and minds.  One of the best ways for your kids to eat healthy (especially salad) is to create meals that are fun to make and eat!

We like sharing great meal ideas for kids that your kids can even help make. Today we’ve got a recipe that will convince your kids to LOVE salad (for breakfast to boot!)

Meal ideas for kids:  Apple Avocado Salad

This avocado and apple salad is the perfect salad to get your day off to a good start!  Most kids wouldn’t associate salads with breakfast, but this is a great way to break them in slowly, because it’s sweet and delicious!  Avocados are almost a perfect food in my book!

  1. It’s one of the only vegetables my kids willingly eat for breakfast.
  2. Avocados are brain food! If you want your kids to remember to do their chores each morning, they should be eating these! 😉
  3. They are high in Vitamin C, and what kid doesn’t want Super Immunity!?
  4. They are a good source of vitamin K, which really is helpful for TJ who literally skins his knee every day.  Vitamin K is needed to activate blood clotting, or heaven help us, he’d be a continual fountain of blood.


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 apple
  • 1 TBL raisins
  • 1 TBL Walnuts
  • 1/2 TBL honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. Peel and chop apple. Place in bowl with a drop of water. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  2. Stir, microwave for 30 seconds longer.
  3. Cool apples! This step is to make them the same texture (soft) as the avocado.
  4. While your apples are cooling, mix together honey, vanilla, and cinnamon, until well combined.
  5. Drain any water from your bowl of apples.
  6. Chop your avocado and add it to the apples.
  7. Pour honey sauce over avocados and apples.
  8. Add raisins and walnuts, and stir gently.

Add a hardboiled egg, and some whole wheat toast strips to make this a balanced breakfast!

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