Kid Friendly Recipe Brunch Bruschetta

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on June 14, 2011

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that my blog has been morphing into a foodie blog. I’m not a fan of the word foodie, actually it kind of makes me cringe a little, but that’s really the only term for it.

As it turns out, I like food. I like cooking. I bigpuffyheart baking. And I love trying and sharing new recipes.

But you’ve probably figured that out already, now haven’t you?

So, I’m jumping in with both feet. Three days of recipes. Mondays have been for whatever I feel like sharing, no theme. Fridays have been dedicated to my sweet tooth, appropriately titled Sweet Tooth Friday. And now, I’m bring you a new recipe series on Wednesdays: kid-friendly food. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner and of course treats. I can’t imagine life without teaching my son to make and eat treats.

Now, before you get your panties in a bundle, I’ll still be blogging about life as a stay-at-home mom with 1 boy {almost 2, yikes!}. I’ll still be sharing the latest editions to my Etsy Shop {you knew I opened an Etsy Shop, right?}. I’ll still share my parenting fails and wins and everything in between. So don’t worry. Actually, be happy, because there will be more food. Who doesn’t like food?

No one. That’s who.

Anyway, this brilliant idea came to me in the middle of Barnes and Nobel, as I was enjoying a weekend all to myself. No kiddo. No husband. Just me and time. I was looking for a new cook book, of course, when I found this baby calling out to me, ever so softly.

Favorite Brand Name Recipes, Kids

It’s a beauty, right?

We’re in such a rut with the foods the kiddo eats. Especially lunch. We pretty much rotate between grilled cheese, PBJ and some sort of yogurt/cheese/fruit/cracker combination. It’s pretty sad.

Actually, dinner is just as bad. For the most part, the kiddo won’t eat what the rest of us are eating. Sure, we put it on his plate, but he just picks around it, maybe trying something new {broccoli!} but then resorts back to his old favorites.

So when I saw this book my heart jumped out of my chest, which really freaked out the people sitting next to me at Barnes and Noble. So now, because I’m a crazy person, I’m devoted to trying at least one, probably more, new recipes with the kiddo each week. To make it fun, and to get him more interested in cooking, we’re picking out the recipes together, and when he can sit still for more than 30 seconds, he’s actually helping me make it.

This has got to be the secret for getting him to try more new foods, right? RIGHT???

The very first recipe that he picked, was actually the one I was hoping he would pick. Or perhaps it was the one I suggested that we make. It’s even possible that it’s the one I picked, then convinced the kiddo that it would be delicious. Well, however it actually happened, we made Brunch Bruscheetta. For dinner. Whatever. It was healthy, a bit sweet, and the kiddo gobbled it up.

Brunch Bruschetta

That’s the important thing, right?

Brunch Bruschetta

Brunch Bruschetta

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 8 Bruschetta slices

Serving Size: 2 slices

Brunch Bruschetta

A fun and healthy way to start your day, brunch bruschetta is topped with fruit, honey and yogurt. Great for kids and parents alike.

Ingredients

  • 4 English muffins, 4 pieces of whole grain bread (such as white whole wheat) or 4 wheat rolls
  • 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt (not fat-free)
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 cup chopped, fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt. Stir to combine.
  2. Cut the English muffins, whole grain bread or wheat rolls in half. Toast until lightly brown.
  3. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon honey.
  4. Divide the strawberries and blueberries evenly among the muffins/bread/rolls.
  5. Top with the yogurt mixture and serve immediately.

Notes

Don't have strawberries or blueberries? Use another favorite berry or fruit such as bananas, peaches or oranges.

If you don't have vanilla yogurt on hand, substitute with strawberry, blueberry or another favorite flavor. If you only have plain yogurt, sweeten it slightly with honey first.

Need a chocolate fix? Spread Nutella on the bread instead of honey, then top with berries and yogurt.

Adapted from 4 in 1 Recipe Book for Kids: Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, and Dinner

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ashley June 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Wow what a fun idea. That looks like a great book too! Thanks for sharing!

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2 Jo June 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Yum!…blueberries are a favorite, I try and keep plenty in the freeze.
This looks soooo good.

Hey come see me I’ve made monkey bread and I’m having my first giveaway!
~Jo
Lazyonloblolly

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3 Allison June 15, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Freezing blueberries is such a great idea, especially during the cold months when the only fruit available in stores are apples and bananas.

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4 melissa@IWasBornToCook June 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Looks delicious – my daughter would love it! The book looks terrific.

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5 Allison June 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

It is an awesome book. I can’t wait to really dive in.

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6 StephanieinSuburbia June 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I really can’t recommend the book Toddler Menus by Penny Preston enough. The best part? It shows you how many servings of fruit and veggies and protein, etc., that each meal has. And it’s tabbed so you can set up a breakfast, lunch, and dinner that matches all the servings.

I am really thrilled you are doing this b/c I am so struggling with food issues with Wee ‘Burb. Specifically veggies and meat. We’re trying not to make entirely separate meals for her, but incorporating our meals into what she might like (e.g., chicken in sweet potatoes) has been a challenge.

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7 Allison June 15, 2011 at 1:50 pm

We went through the same thing.My son, 3 years old, is just now getting better, but he still sticks to the same 2-3 veggies and meats. Hopefully this book will help him, and you!

I’ll have to check out that book, I’m intrigued by it.

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8 Kate June 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Yamiiiii!!!!!!!!!!! Those look delicious!! The important thing is that your child manged to cook and try some new tastes!! good luck with the following recipes, I’m waiting for some updates :)

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9 Kitchen Belleicious June 15, 2011 at 6:35 am

brilliant fir kids and adults! simply brilliant! they loook so good i wish i had a few myself right now

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10 Allison June 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

That’s the best part, most of the recipes are things I would eat too!

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11 Courtney June 15, 2011 at 9:40 am

Oh, you sound just like me with my oldest son (yes, I have two little boys, too – it is fun, I promise). Anyways, I love your idea of doing kid-friendly food on Weds – I’ll definitely have to come back. Any ways to get him to eat new food it is a must at my house. :)

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12 Allison June 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I’m so glad to hear that it’s fun with 2! I think once we get past the baby stage, my two boys are going to love having playmates.

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13 carolinaheartstrings June 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

We love your blog whether it is about food or lie. Keep up the good work.

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14 Allison June 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Awww, thank you! You made my day.

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15 Amy @ A Little Nosh June 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Great idea letting him pick out the recipe by himself!

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16 Allison June 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Thanks! Hopefully it continues to keep him interested.

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17 Katie @ This Chick Cooks June 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm

What a delicious looking bruschetta. That looks like it is kid and mommy friendly :) Thanks for coming by to share your recipe.
Katie

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18 Miz Helen June 17, 2011 at 8:27 am

A precious photo of your little one! The Bruschetta looks great and our little group would sure enjoy it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!
Miz Helen

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19 Vanessa June 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Wow! What a fun idea!!
Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!
xoxo,
Vanessa

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