The healthiest meal to jumpstart a day is also the easiest one to prepare – Breakfast. I have two kids, and my problem lies in my youngest son Yahmir. It is a real chore to lure kids to the breakfast table.
His class starts at 7am so I have to wake him up early for his school service fetches him at around 6:15 am. Usually, he has no appetite to eat in early mornings unlike his big brother. Before he starts whining, I am already insisting him to eat telling him that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and his tummy will get upset if he will not eat. If he eats breakfast, his stomach will be very happy about it and his body will be able to use the food to get the energy going, and send him off to school all fuelled up for the day - well at least until morning break! I make sure that he eats even a little.
Kids going to school need breakfast but often balk at the thought of eating in their morning rush out the door. So in order to lure him to eat breakfast, I prepare simple and easy to eat healthy foods.
Here are some of my breakfast menus that might be of help in your breakfast preparations for your kids.
ü Cereals and milk, I let my kid choose what kind of cereal he likes to eat when we go to the grocery store or supermarket, he likes cornflakes and chocolate cereals
ü Egg and milk. Hardboiled or scrambled or sunny side up and milk
ü Cereal drink. Best to give, if my son has colds and really has no appetite to eat
ü Hashbrown and milk. I make my own version of sweet potato hashbrowns
ü Hotdog/ham sandwich and milk
ü Peanut butter and blueberry jam sandwich and milk. (Strawberry jam is his favorite alternative jam)
ü Muffins and milk
ü Oatmeal and milk
ü Pancake and milk
ü Tapsilog (Beef Tapa, fried rice and egg) I usually serve rice meal breakfast during weekends
ü Sometimes, he requests for instant noodles
Milk is always included in his breakfast, and another glass at night before sleeping. To attract and lure him to eat his morning meal, I include him in planning for the week’s breakfast menu, I let him list them down and together we will post it at our refrigerator’s door J.