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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This great piece of advice has been repeated generation after generation, in households across the world. After a good night’s sleep the stomach is empty and the body needs replenishment, before you are ready to start your busy day. Kids breakfasts deserve more attention as they are growing, and require proper nutrition from the right sources.

How to Plan Your Kids Breakfasts

We believe that it is easier to say that your child needs to eat a wholesome breakfast, than it is to actually serve it every morning before school. However, it is worth the time and effort that it involves. A good nutritious breakfast will provide your kids with energy to last them through the morning. It will also help them focus and concentrate on their work. Here are a few nutrients that should be an integral part of kids breakfasts.

Complex Carbohydrates: Include carbs such as whole grains and starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes. These will keep your kids full for several hours as the carbohydrates take time to breakdown. This also means that the complex carbohydrates will offer the body energy for several hours.

Proteins: Proteins are considered to be the building blocks of life. Children need more proteins than adults as their bodies are growing rapidly. Including proteins such as eggs, pastured beef, seafood and nuts to the breakfast is a great idea. Protein rich food sources also offer the body vitamins and minerals like iron and B vitamins.

Healthy Fats: Your body needs good fats that provide it essential fatty acids. These are crucial for optimal brain functioning. Choose the fats for your meals wisely. Avocado and other nut butters, coconut oil and grass fed butter are wonderful options.

Veggies: While fruits seem to be an easier choice, do try to add some veggies to your kid’s breakfast. You could add them to an omelette, smoothie or a sandwich.

Planning your meals and shopping for them in advance will ensure that your family eats healthy meals.  Do avoid sugary packaged breakfast foods and refined carbs. These tend to spike the blood sugar in the body, making it difficult to concentrate.

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