So many people skip breakfast but its the most important meal of the day.
And for children its especially important that they eat the right foods to give them the energy they need throughout the day.
Parents, here are some suggestions as we move into the fall and winter months.
1. Quinoa with dried fruit and nuts. Quinoa is an ancient grain and was cultivated in South America thousands of years ago. It is very high in protein and will leave you feeling full. Add a little honey or agave syrup if you want a sweeter breakfast.
2. Old fashioned oatmeal with almond slivers. Oatmeal is high in fiber and will also leave you feeling full for a long time. Almonds provide you with some protein. Add your child’s favorite fruit to the bowl.
3. Tofu “egg” scramble with onions and peppers. Tofu is a great source of protein and contains no cholesterol. Use firm tofu and crumble it into small pieces before cooking. If your child doesn’t like tofu then go back to regular eggs.
4. Multigrain bread with all natural (no sugar added) almond butter or peanut butter. This bread is high in fiber and B vitamins. Both peanut butter and almond butter provide protein and healthy fat, which we all need in our diet.
Natalie works with new mothers who want to lose weight, have more energy and learn to cook healthy meals for their children. She enjoys giving workshops on “Sugar Blues” and helping people lose their addiction to sugar. Natalie can be reached through her website at www.nataliewellness.com.