3 recipes to help your kids fuel up for the day

Dec 9, 2015, 4:11 PM | Updated: Dec 16, 2015, 2:22 pm


This article is Sponsored by Dairy Council of Arizona.

Parents struggle from time to time getting kids to eat a healthy breakfast.  Making food seem fun is one way to make the process easier and more fun for everyone, especially in the morning.

The Arizona Milk Producers  have teamed up with the Arizona Cardinals’ NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 program to ensure every kid has the chance to stay healthy and active.

Spokesman Calais Campbell, Cardinals defensive lineman, notes the objective is to help children eat the right kinds of foods and to get 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Sounds like a ‘win’ for everyone!

Here are three breakfast recipe ideas to start your day in a happy, healthy way.

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  •  2 pieces whole wheat bread
  • ½ banana sliced
  •  2 strawberries, sliced
  •  4 blueberries
  •  Handful, cheerios
  •  2 Tbsp peanut butter


Toast bread to desired doneness.

Add 1 Tbsp peanut butter per slice of toast.

Add banana slices and blueberries for eyes.

Add strawberry slices for wings.

Add cheerios for feathers.

Bacon and Egg Bunny Bacon and Egg Bunny


  • 3 eggs sunny side up
  • 3 strips bacon
  • Blueberries
  • Cheese cut in strips


Cook your eggs sunny side up (or more done, if desired)

Cook bacon to desired to doneness

Cut bacon in half.

Place egg on plate.

Add bacon strips at the top as ears.

Add blueberries for eyes.

Add cheese strips for whiskers.

Bunny Burrito    Bunny Burrito


  • 6 eggs, scrambled
  • 3 9 inch tortillas
  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • chives
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 Tbsp shredded cheese


Scramble eggs to desired doneness.

For each burrito, place a scoop of scrambled eggs and a tablespoon of shredded cheese at the center of an 8- or 9-inch tortilla.

Fold up the bottom, then fold in the sides.

Place it on a baking sheet, seam side down.

Use kitchen shears to cut a slit into each burrito’s open end.

Gently fold the flaps into ears as shown.

The burritos can be kept in a 200° oven for up to an hour; just before serving, add quartered grapes for eyes, the tip of a baby carrot for a nose, and chive whiskers.

Here’s one the whole family will enjoy.

Double Cheese Spiral/ Fiesta Breakfast Swirls


  •  1 teaspoon basil, dried
  •  1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  •  1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  •  1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  •  2 eggs, lightly beaten
  •  Flour, as needed
  •  1 (13.8oz.) tube refrigerated whole grain pizza crust dough
  •  3/4 cup Cheddar cheese, reduced fat, shredded
  •  3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, lite, shredded
  •  Water, as needed


Heat oven to 375ºF.

Coat 12 standard-size muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine herbs and garlic powder; set aside.

Cook the eggs in a skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, scrambling in the pan until they are set.

On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough into a 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle approximately 1/8-in. thick.

In a bowl, combine the cheeses; spread evenly across the dough, leaving a 1/2-in. border along the edges.

Spread scrambled eggs evenly over cheese.

Sprinkle with herb seasoning blend.

Roll up dough tightly on the long edge.

Brush water across the edge of the dough, and pinch to seal.

Cut into 12 pieces, approximately 1-in. wide.

Place roll ups into muffin tins.

Bake for 16 – 18 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. For Fiesta Breakfast Swirls • Use 1 teaspoon taco seasoning in place of herb seasoning mixture. Omit eggs. Double the amounts of both cheeses.

Looking for more great breakfast recipes? Visit the  Dairy Council of Arizona  or click here for our Mega Cheese Muffin recipe.

About the Fuel Up to Play 60 Program

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives.

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