Getting An Energetic Breakfast

By: Jill Cordes
By: Jill Cordes

Sweet rolls, donuts and sugar cereals are breakfast staples and can be convenient when you're on the run. But how can you ensure that the breakfast you are serving is nutritionally sound?

We've all heard that "breakfast is the most important meal". It sets the tone for the whole day and kids need to focus and be awake. If you don't have time to cook in the morning, consider making hard-boiled eggs the night before. They're quick and easy and are a good source of protein.

You can also make fruit smoothies with yogurt and your children's favorite fruit. Add a little cinnamon and vanilla, and blend it all together.

If you've got finicky eaters in the house, try changing things up a bit by serving chicken which provides some protein. Mixing it up with a variety of different food sources will keep breakfast time new and interesting. Choose mostly whole-grain foods, fruits and lean meat.

To keep energy up, offer sensible snacks like fruit yogurt and nuts for later in the morning. That way when breakfast wears off, they'll still have something to look forward to before lunch to keep them going. -I'm Jill Cordes.


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