Healthy Breakfast Idea: DIY Cereal Bar

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I have more trouble convincing my kids to eat breakfast than any other meal, so I'm constantly on the hunt for fun, creative breakfast ideas. They need the fuel that a healthy breakfast provides to help them tackle their day, so the most important meal of the day is a priority in our house...But the parents' priorities and the kids' priorities don't always fall in line with each other. Just sayin'.

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So, seeing that yesterday was National Cereal Day, I thought it would be a great time to present my most recent attempt at making breakfast fun...the DIY cereal bar. A plain old bowl of cereal doesn't typically hold much appeal for my little ones, but by serving it buffet style with a slew of healthy fruit toppings that they already love, they're much more likely to partake. I've always found that, with kids, presentation is so important no matter what the meal is...They're like tiny food critics. Haha!

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And I've yet to see them turn down a berry of any sort, so I included raspberries, blueberries and bananas, which are always a fan favorite as well, in our DIY cereal bar. To go with the fresh fruit, they had their choice of a few different kinds of cereals. I threw organic granola clusters in as a hail Mary and was excited to see them gobble it up.

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Who knew they would find dishing up their cereal, spooning up healthy toppings and adding a splash of milk so exciting? Whatever works right?

So, how do you get your kids excited about breakfast? This mama wants to know!

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