How often have you heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”?
As parents we want the best for our children. We want them to head off for the day nourished with satisfied tummies.
A nutritious breakfast is one that’s going to set them up for a good start to the day, it will provide important nutrients and energy that children need to concentrate, learn and play.
My top tip for a nutritious breakfast is to include:
healthy wholegrains for energy, plus
fruit or vegetables for their important nutrients, plus
protein or healthy fats to keep us feeling fuller for longer.
Some of our favourite breakfasts are:
Wholegrain cereal (minimal added sugar) with fruit (berries or tinned fruit in natural juice are our favourites at the moment) plus full fat milk or Greek yoghurt.
Wholegrain toast with peanut butter and a banana.
Savoury muffin (made with wholemeal flour) full of grated vegetables with a slice of cheese on top.
Scrambled eggs, toast and tomato.
Avocado on toast.
Porridge made on milk with berries
Breakfast doesn’t need to be complicated or fancy, just aim to include a wholegrain, some fruit or vegetables and some healthy fats or protein for a nutritious start to the day.
If you’re child’s not a breakfast eater at all, don’t expect them to go from nothing to everything overnight. Start small, give them different options and gradually increase over time.
I hope this has been useful and given you a few new ideas try for breakfast!