Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Eat your breakfast, ya darn kid!!!

Hey! This post goes out to my Auntie! Apparently she's been having trouble finding breakfast foods that her kids both enjoy and are nutritious. Her 3 little first graders (that's right, 3! They're triples!) have a bit of a picky streak. So I thought I would try and attempt to help, seeing as I am the numero uno picky eater of the family.

But first, what exactly makes a good breakfast for kids??
- Whole grains: A good source of carbs to energize them for the day, like whole grain breads and hot or cold cereal.
-Lower fat protein: This keeps their little legs and imagination running all day. Good ideas are eggs, nut butter, low-fat cheese, milk, yogurt.
-Fruits and veggies: So important! Kids need those vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Fruits and veggies also offer a source of healthy fibre.

Fresh Berry smoothie [Thefamilykitchen]
 Fresh fruit breakfast pizza [Canyoustayfordinner]
Peanut butter Banana Sushi [RachaelRay]  

Egg in a hole [Weelicious]
breakfast quesadilla  [Weelicious]

Whole grain chocolate waffles [heartandstroke]
Double chocolate walnut muffins (Surprisingly healthy!) [theparentingmagazine]


Kashi Honey Sunshine: High fiber (5g), 20 g whole grains, no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors or preservatives.
Van's maple 8 whole grain waffles

And save this baby for yourself..
Peanut butter cocoa banana smoothie:

But obviously, I have no idea how difficult it would be to feed kids of my own! These are simply ideas that I hope may serve as some use to those who already have little munchkins. So if my future kids have a breakfast table looking like this, no calling me a hypocrite :)
Happy living,


Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

Such great ideas! I am a big oatmeal eater. Really, I'll eat anything for breakfast as long as I get a spoonful of peanut butter with it:-)

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