Most of us have heard the
saying “Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day”
and it’s certainly true especially when it comes to
children. Studies have shown that children who eat a
balanced breakfast are more alert in school, perform
better and in many cases are less prone to bad behavior
than children who skip breakfast.
Here are some quick and easy breakfast recipes for
Give them Eggs – Eggs are versatile and nutritious, plus
most kids like them. Start their day with simple
scrambled eggs, you can add a little chopped ham,
cheese, chopped tomatoes or mushrooms. Boiled eggs with
slices of toast will down well too.
Bake Ahead Muffins – Muffins aren’t always the most
nutritious meal, but if you bake your own muffins you
can use mashed banana and a little honey for a naturally
sweet breakfast muffin. You can also replace half of the
amount of white flour for healthier whole wheat flour.
And don’t just stick to sweet muffins, try a savory
bacon and chive muffin or cheese and ham. Bake them the
night before for a quick and healthy breakfast.
Don’t forget the Fruit – Try a fresh fruit salad with a
yogurt and cheerio dip. Using a rolling pin mash a
handful of two of whole grain Cheerios in a plastic bag
and transfer to a bowl. Fill another bowl with yogurt
and let your kids dip the fruit pieces in yogurt then in
the cheerio mixture. Whole grain Cheerios have a lower
sugar content then many of the cereals on the
Pancakes in a flash – Prepare a basic pancake batter the
night before, cover and refrigerate in the morning. In
the morning all you need to do is heat the grill and
your whole family can enjoy delicious homemade pancakes.
Serve with a little maple syrup or jam and some fresh
fruit on the side.
Try Pizza for Breakfast - Split a couple of bagels in
half, top with a little pizza sauce, grated cheese and
some chopped ham. Place under the grill for a few
minutes and you have a nutritious breakfast pizza. You
can also use English muffins or pita bread.
Breakfast Burrito – Wraps are a great alternative to
toast and cereal. You can make a scrambled egg breakfast
wrap with a little bit of ham or cheese added to it or
you can add a little cream cheese and turkey or even
make a breakfast pizza burrito.
Remember breakfast doesn’t have to always consist of the
traditional toast, cereal and eggs you can experiment a
little to keep things interesting. And don’t put too
much pressure on yourself to always make the perfect
family breakfast. If your kids really aren’t hungry at
breakfast time a simple banana and a glass of orange
juice will give them an instant boost.
The most important thing is that your child starts the
day with one or two nutritious foods.
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