A light and healthy breakfast is just what your kids need leading up to Thanksgiving day. This Thanksgiving turkey breakfast bagel is a cute and tasty treat.
I have one kiddo that doesn’t like to eat. Like ever. My most popular phrase at home is “eat your food.” But if you make her food cute, she all of the sudden shows more interest. These Thanksgiving turkey breakfast bagel treats had her smiling at the breakfast table this week.
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Thanksgiving Turkey Breakfast Bagel for Kids
Holiday inspired treats are one thing that I always planned in my head for my kids, before I had kids. I wanted to do fun food and paper plate painting crafts. Handprint keepsakes and cutout cookies with homemade icing and lots of sprinkles.
One thing that I didn’t anticipate pre-motherhood is just how busy and tired I would be in actual motherhood. So in reality my holiday treats usually consist of things that I typically have at home and that I can make super quick.
A Thanksgiving turkey breakfast bagel puts a healthy and fun treat on your table for the kids. You will be giving your kids a fruit, carb source, and dairy in this meal. It is light enough to eat on Thanksgiving morning during the parades on TV but will also keep them full until lunch at school if you make it earlier in the month.
What Do I Need:
Cream Cheese (I used a Honey Flavored)
Candy Eyeballs (If you don’t have these, try chocolate chips or raisins)
Red & Green Apple
Assembling the Thanksgiving Turkey Breakfast Bagel
Fun food, fast. That is what we are after here! To make this cute Thanksgiving turkey breakfast bagel, start by slicing and toasting the bagel.
Let it cool slightly so that the cream cheese doesn’t slide off the turkey’s body. Once it has cooled a bit, spread the cream cheese on one of the bagels. I spread it on just thick enough to cover up the whole in the middle.
Slice the apples.
Now all you need to do is arrange. Place the apple slices around the edge of your turkey peel side up to show those pretty red and green colors off. Finally, add the eyeball, candy corn nose and trim just a teensy piece of a red apple to make the gobbler. Did you know the “gobbler” is actually called a snood? Weird but true according to this article with 10 things you didn’t (need to) know about turkeys.
My daughter’s only complaint was that the Thanksgiving turkey breakfast bagel needed two eyes and not one. I was going for a profile look. And if I know her like I think I do, she was going for two candy eyeballs. I hope you have fun serving these turkey’s up to your kids.
Oh my gosh, this is the cutest bagel ever! What a cute idea, and a great way to be festive and encourage picky eaters. Definitely trying this one!
Kids will love this! It is so cute and has some nutrition packed into it as well. Thank you! 🙂
I love this idea, especially for the kids. Anytime you can make food fun for them it’s always a plus.
Giacinto Adventures says
I love this turkey idea. My daughter and I love to do crafts and this is a perfect way to do something fun before all the family festivities.
These are so cute! Thanks for sharing this idea!
Sarah Scott says
This is seriously adorable! Well done finding a peaceful solution to food power struggles.
This is such a cute idea! My children don’t eat bagels but they may try this one.
Stacy Craft says
Mine had not really before either. I got the cinnamon raisin kind and they ate it up!
So cute & creative. Too cute to be eaten lol😂
I can’t wait to do some for my son. He will love it I know!.
It is a fact of life, written right after the law that says we need air to breath, that we need candy corn. Candy corn on ANYTHING is better:)
Stacy Craft says
It is funny how divided the world is on candy corn. I feel like you love it or hate it. I was in the dislike club until I found mini candy corn this year! The mini version is so much better!
This is such a cute idea! My 3 year old would love it! He loves bagels, apples and animals ☺️
This is too cute! My kiddos would love this cute and yummy turkey!!!
Oh my gosh that is SO adorable! I eat bagels and apples for breakfast every day anyway so I guess I’ll have to try this! 😊
Laurel @ mommability.blog says
This is so cute! I love themed meals and snacks, and I’d have never thought of this one for breakfast!