Most parents know the importance of breakfast and encourage their kids to eat healthy each morning. So try these healthy kids breakfasts and watch them grow.
Most parents know the importance of breakfast and encourage their kids to eat healthy each morning. However, what are parents to do when their little ones insist on sugary, fluorescent-coloured cereal? Introduce these kid-friendly and time-constraint-friendly recipes.
Breakfast benefits and best practices
Eating a nutritious breakfast is important for children and adults alike. Breakfast helps young people by regulating their appetite and supplying energy. Kids who eat breakfast are more likely to have a BMI (body mass index, a measure of weight and height) in the healthy range and tend to perform better at school than their non-breakfast-eating counterparts.
The best breakfasts contain servings from all four food groups (fruits and vegetables, cereals and grains, meats and alternatives, milk and alternatives). Foods rich in fibre, such as whole grains and fresh fruit, are low on the glycemic index and provide long-lasting energy and a feeling of satiety that will prevent little tummies from rumbling in the morning.
- Grilled Banana and Maple Toast
- Kid-friendly Oatmeal
- Cinnamony Apple Bread Pudding
- Eat Your Protein Breakfast Wraps
- Make your own Montreal spice mix