21 Store-Bought Breakfasts That Make Mornings a Cinch

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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 a slew of 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.

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Clover the Rainbow Smoothies

If you want to get your kids interested in eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies, Clover Sonoma has you covered. The new Clover the Rainbow line has launched three organic yogurt smoothies: Strawberry Carrot, Blueberry Beet, and Strawberry Banana Butternut. Each smoothie is a good source of protein and calcium, has billions of probiotics to help support gut health, is made with real fruit and veggies, and has no artificial flavors or sweeteners. Clover the Rainbow smoothies can currently be found in Northern CA at Whole Foods and independent grocers, and in Southern California at Sprouts.

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Evergreen Waffles

Eating healthy food should be delicious! Evergreen Waffles not only packs tons of nutrient but it's completely void of fillers. The frozen breakfast is made with 100 percent whole wheat, flavored by spices, nuts, vegetables and fruits and is free from refined sugar, dairy, or preservatives. Kids will love the current flavors: Peanut Butter & Banana, Zucchini & Carrot, Mixed Berry & Almond and Chocolate Chip & Matcha.

Available at eatevergreen.com or Midwest locations of Whole Foods Market

 

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.

Oikos Blended Greek Nonfat Yogurt

Picky eaters will love Oikos new blended formula. The creamy texture makes the 50% more added fruit super sneaky and is anything but sour. Enjoy in six flavors that include Blueberry, Strawberry, Peach, Cherry, Vanilla Bean & Anything But Plain, found at your fave local retailers like Target for about $3.79 per four-pack.

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.

Order online here.

DAH!

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. 

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Eggoji Waffles

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. 

Get them here

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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Oats Overnight

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.

Find it on Amazon, or subscribe to the Oats Overnight VIP program.

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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KIND Oatmeal

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).

Find a retailer here.

KIND Cereal

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.

Find a retailer here

KIND Smoothie Bowls

KIND has gone frozen! The company's first ever frozen breakfast snack comes in the form of new Smoothie Bowls. They're made with a fruit and almond milk base and topped with nut butter and crunchy granola. KIND Smoothie Bowls also have no more than 9g of added sugar and 7-8g protein and can be eaten straight from the freezer. Choose from Almond Triple Berry Acai, Almond Mango Pineapple Passion Fruit and Almond Chocolate and Banana.

Available at retailers nationwide, including Target and Walmart, $3.99 each

 

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. 

Find a retailer here.

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.

Learn more here

 

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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gr8nola

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.

Available at amazon.com

 

—Erin Lem & Karly Wood

 

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