Do you and your child eat breakfast each morning? Please tell me you do. And please tell me it’s more healthful than a bowl of sugared cereal or a toaster pastry.
Breakfast has long been known as the most important meal of the day, and yet most people choose to skip it.
Your body needs energy to start the day. And make that healthy, good for you energy, not the quick kind you get from a sugar buzz.
Protein is an important part of breakfast, especially for your ADD Student and his ADD brain.
Here are some quick and easy ideas for a healthy breakfast:
A whole grain bagel or toast with peanut butter. Natural peanut butter is best – many others contain sugar. Add some fruit, like a banana, and a glass of milk you’re good to go!
Cottage cheese with fruit and/or granola with a glass of juice or some toast.
Yogurt with granola.
Good old eggs are always a good bet. Use egg substitute or egg whites if you’re concerned about cholesterol. Scrambled eggs are quick to make, or you can boil some ahead of time.
A fruit smoothie made with milk or yogurt and some lean protein like turkey sausage or bacon.
There – you have a school week’s worth of good, easy and healthy breakfast ideas. Give them a try!
Oh, and by the way – the more colorful fruits and veggies are, the better they are for you!