Healthy eating and physical activity solutions for kids

Garden Goodies for Kids’ Breakfast Recipe

Show kids how to add interest and variety to the breakfast meal with foods from the garden. Share the activity below and encourage the kids you lead to eat breakfast every day!

Fresh and Tasty English Muffin Recipe

Supplies: toaster oven, cutting board, knife, spatula, small paper plates

slicing tomatoes
bagged spinach
fresh basil leaves
shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese
whole grain English muffins (One prepared English muffin provides 4 tasting samples.)


  1. Let kids assist with food preparation. Point out the ingredients that can be grown in a garden.
  2. Wash and slice tomatoes on a cutting board, set aside.
  3. Place English muffin halves (inside up) on a baking sheet or oven toaster pan.
  4. Layer each muffin with the following:
    1 slice of tomato
    spinach and basil leaves (pre-washed)
    a sprinkling of shredded mozzarella
  5. Broil for 5-8 minutes or until cheese starts to melt.
  6. Allow to cool slightly and cut into tasting samples.
  7. Place on paper plates and serve.

Healthy Breakfast learning options:

Explain that eating fruits & veggies at breakfast provides color, variety and GREAT taste! So, they will be preparing a fun garden fresh breakfast recipe.

  1. Ask kids if they ate breakfast that morning? Explain that eating breakfast gives them GO Power to play and learn throughout the day.
  2. Ask what kind of foods are eaten at breakfast and write their comments on the board.
  3. Point out that fruit is a common choice but veggies may not be as familiar for breakfast.
  4. Give an example: scrambled eggs with salsa.

Find other class/group activities like the one above on our Printables web page!

Try out these other healthy breakfast and garden resources:
Nourish Interactive - Fun Materials promote Healthy Breakfast for Kids
OSU - Oregon Nutrition Education Program - Garden Enhanced Nutrition Ed Lessons for Kids