Are you tired of feeding your kids the same old sugary breakfast foods? Serving up a healthy breakfast in the morning doesn’t have to be hard. You can prepare a well-balanced breakfast in the time it takes your kids to wake up and get dressed in the morning.
Protein is great for breakfast. Pick a low-sugar yogurt and set out a variety of toppings for your child to choose from such as cut-up fruit and granola.
Do you have a picky eater? Try boiling or steaming some white or brown rice and then sprinkling it with a little cinnamon sugar. It has way less sugar than most breakfast cereals, and it’s much more filling. Serve it with some milk to drink, or if you have an experimental child, they can pour some milk on top just like cereal.
Eggs and cheese
This one is a favorite in my house. If you’re tired of boring old eggs, try mixing them up with some sharp cheddar cheese. You could even add some bits of ham or bacon if you have time. You’ll have the taste of an omelet without all the work.
This was a favorite of mine growing up, and still is. My kids love it, too. Fry a couple eggs and butter up some whole wheat toast. Put the fried egg between the toast and voila!
Bananas and apples with peanut butter
What kid doesn’t love peanut butter? Cut up some apple and banana with a side of peanut butter for dipping. The protein in peanut butter and the natural sugars in fruit will keep your child’s blood sugar stable until lunch.
Whole wheat toast with real butter and all-fruit jam
Really in a hurry? Keep some whole wheat toast, real butter, and all-fruit jam on hand. The mixture of whole grains, healthy fats, and less sugary jam is a great alternative to the usual sugary pastries, jams, and jellies.
Whatever you do, stay away from sugary, processed breakfast foods and drinks as much as possible. Things like cereal and orange juice may give your child a boost in energy, but they’re blood sugar and energy will crash before lunch arrives.