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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