Breakfast ideas for outside school hours care

Try these healthy and delicious breakfast ideas to provide nutritious foods for children and meet the Food and drink guidelines for outside school hours care.


Grains (cereal) foods

  • PorridgePorridge served with yoghurt and stewed or fresh fruit
  • Wholegrain, low sugar# breakfast cereals e.g. untoasted muesli, WeetbixTM, VitabritsTM, Just RightTM, Uncle Toby’s Fibre PlusTM (or similar), with milk and chopped fruit
  • Wholemeal or multigrain toast/muffins/crumpets with:
    • mashed avocado or banana and cinnamon
    • hummus, beetroot dip, tzatziki, tahini or a nut butter (if allergy policy allows)
    • Greek yoghurt and sliced fruit
  • Congee with meat or chicken and vegetables
  • Pancakes/pikelets with fruit and yoghurt
  • Wholemeal/wholegrain wraps filled with meat or egg, cheese and salad


Lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, legumes and nuts

  • Baked beans and cheese on an english muffinBaked beans on English muffins topped with grated cheese
  • Bread cups (filled with egg)
  • Eggs (e.g. boiled, poached, scrambled, frittata) with wholemeal toast or crumpets
  • Ham, cheese and pineapple on wholemeal English muffins
  • Hummus dip on wholemeal/multigrain toast
  • French toast topped with ricotta and stewed or fresh fruit


Berry smoothie

Milk, yoghurt, cheese and alternatives

  • A glass of plain milk
  • Fruit smoothies or lassis
  • Yoghurt with untoasted muesli. Add stewed or fresh fruit
  • Toasted wholemeal/multigrain sandwiches with cheese
  • Cheese (ricotta, cottage, light cream cheese) and tomato on wholemeal/multigrain toast



  • Fruit platter with yoghurtFruit platter served with yoghurt dip
  • Wholemeal/multigrain jaffles with fruit fillings (e.g. apple/banana, sultanas and cinnamon)
  • Fruit salad topped with oats and yoghurt
  • Fruit bread with apple and ricotta
  • Fruit muffins/loaves^ (e.g. banana bread)


Vegetables and legumes

  • Mini pizzas on pita breadVegetable muffins^ (e.g. carrot muffins)
  • Mini pizzas, made with wholemeal English muffins, topped with tomato paste, tomato slices, capsicum, mushrooms, pineapple and cheese
  • Vegetable frittata
  • Vegetable omelette
  • Wholemeal/multigrain toast topped with vegetables like cooked tomato, avocado, grilled mushroom


# Low sugar breakfast cereals = less than 15g per 100g if dried fruit is not an ingredient, or less than 25g per 100g if dried fruit is an ingredient.
^ Baked items should not be provided every day. If provided, they should preferably include some fruit or vegetables and wholemeal flour. They should not contain large amounts of fat and sugar.

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