A good breakfast is essential for children to start their school day.
Getting a good, long sleep means that your child’s body will go without food for at least 10 hours – by the time that they are awake in the morning, their body is in need of some new energy to kick-start their day!
Children who do not eat a good breakfast become tired in school and have shorter attention spans, especially late in the morning. They also may feel restless or irritable.
Studies have also shown that people who eat breakfast consume fewer calories and surgery snacks throughout the day and are less likely to be overweight.
- Eating hot, whole grain cereals provides a good source of morning energy
- Some protein, such as eggs, also provides sustaining energy
- Adding some nuts or seeds to their grains offers better long term energy and nutrients
Here are some kid-friendly breakfast ideas:
Breakfast Pizza: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/breakfast-pizza
Ham and Egg Scramble: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/eggs-ham-cheddar-chives
Slow-Cooker Maple Berry Oatmeal: http://www.food.com/recipe/slow-cooker-maple-berry-oatmeal-289903 (we would add some nuts or seeds to this one!)