Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Do you know why? It helps us get the energy needed to start a busy day, but especially in kids, a healthy breakfast means a better fuel for their bodies, and the ability of their brains to be able to function well and focus throughout the day.
After a long night without any food, your kid’s body is asking desperately for nutrition in the morning. Without the proper fuel, kids will have very little energy, a cranky mood and will not be able to focus and learn properly. This is why eating the right kind of foods at breakfast is important. A healthy breakfast will ideally have fiber, good carbs, and protein.
An unhealthy breakfast high in refined sugars and artificial ingredients will make your kid’s metabolism slow down and encourage disease. It may even have a negative effect on their energy levels and their ability to learn. Numerous studies have shown that kids who eat a healthy breakfast have higher cognitive function and regularly perform better at school.
I am going to give you 5 healthy options to traditional processed and unhealthy breakfast foods that are unfortunately highly marketed to kids. Loaded with refined sugars, they will give your kids an energy rush that will drop soon and crash, making them feel tired, cracky and craving even more sugar later in the day.
The good news is you can make your own breakfast foods in minutes with only a few healthy ingredients. Make a big batch, freeze and save for later. Give your kids real food and stay away from GMOs, artificial ingredients and flavors. Kids need good nutrition for their optimal development. We need to help them start the day the right way.