Back to School Breakfasts

August 15th, 2012|Nutrition|Comments Off on Back to School Breakfasts

Back to School! Most parents know that their children need breakfast to give them energy and help them have brain power to get through their day. It is also important to make sure that the breakfast is balanced and healthy.

Unfortunatley, most “kid friendly” breakfast foods that are marketed for children or that grabs their attention in the grocery store aren’t the most balanced. By not having a balance of protein, fat and carbohydrate that good intentioned breakfast energy can fade before they are done with their first class.

Just having a bowl of cereal although quick and easy is not as sustaining as eggs and toast. But, not many of us have the time to make eggs and toast.

Some options that include protein, fat and carbohydrated are:
•Nut or seed butter toast with sliced banana and glass of milk
•Breakfast “milk shake” 1/2 to 1 cup yogurt, with 1/2-1 cup milk and add 1 cup of your favorite frozen fruits and 1T of your favorite nut or seed butter
•Add yogurt or nuts and fruit to their favorite cereal to balance out their cereal breakfast