For the sake of time, and to anticipate what they might have a taste for, try to plan for breakfast the night before. Also, healthier breakfasts don’t always have to be time-consuming, or made from scratch.
Here are some healthy ideas:
- Whole-wheat bagel, cream cheese and a side of fruit
- Pre-packaged multi-grain pancakes/waffles and frozen turkey sausage
- Yogurt, fruit, and a whole-wheat bagel or slice of toast
- Low-sugar, multi-grain cereal with low-fat milk and fresh fruit
- Whole-grain English muffin with peanut butter and a glass of low-fat milk
- A breakfast burrito with scrambled egg and grated low-fat cheese and fresh fruit
If time is a factor, make breakfast portable, such as sandwiches, dry multi-grain cereal in a sandwich baggie and an individual carton of milk. Or, grab a Nutrigrain bar and a piece of fruit.
Breakfasts To Avoid
Avoid giving children sweeter foods for breakfast, such as doughnuts, pastries, or cereals that are higher in sugar.