6 Breakfast Foods for Your Picky Eater

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Image adapted via Flickr/ Lars Plougmann

When it comes to toddlers, getting them to eat when we want to sit at the table isn't always straightforward. They have minds of their own and want to do things when they want to – and when it comes to food it's even more complicated.

You can't actually win a battle of wills when it comes to food time for your child, but offering a variety of foods may be a way to meet in the middle. You might just find something that they love to eat!

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If you're tired of your picky eater not finishing their breakfast, give these 6 recipes a try and you may finally find something they want to eat.

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Mini Zucchini Carrot Muffins

They're not only incredibly delicious, but they're healthy too. Muffins and toddlers go together like a happy match made in heaven. Made in mini form, these muffins will be a big hit for your child with littler hands.

Want the recipe? Check out The Food Network for the details.

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Peanut Butter Pancakes

They're fluffy and you can cut them up into cute shapes using cookie cutters which will encourage your toddler to give it a try. If you're really adventurous – or desperate for them to give it a try – make a fun scene using pancake shapes and fruit.

Want the recipe? Check out AllRecipes for the details.

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Fruit Smoothie

It's pink and it tastes amazing, but with the hidden power of avocado and berries you'll be thrilled to serve this to your little one a few mornings each week.

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The recipe is easy and you can get all the details on California Avocado.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Waffle Sandwiches

Kids love peanut butter and who can resist waffles? This breakfast twist on a traditional sandwich will give your toddler just the right incentive to eat the food to fuel their busy mornings.

Want the recipe? Check out Pillsbury for all the details.

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Image via Flickr/ Lars Plougmann

Egg and Bacon Bites

The best thing about this recipe isn't just that your toddler will eat it up and ask for more, but you can make then ahead of time and be set for the week. It combines toast, eggs, and bacon plus any vegetables you want to sneak inside.

Want the recipe? Check out Martha Stewart for all the details.

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Creamy Fruit Roll-ups

Bite-sized pieces seem to be the key to getting toddlers to eat and this recipe combines several favorites: cream cheese, fruit, and a jelly-roll pattern.

Need the recipe? Check out Just a Pinch Recipes for all the details.

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What is your toddler's favorite breakfast? Share in the comments!

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6 Breakfast Foods for Your Picky Eater

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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