We all have heard it “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, well it really is. You have to get your kids to start eating breakfast no matter how hard it is. Get them in the routine of doing it at a young age and you will be golden down the road. They will greatly appreciate it when they look back at it.
Lets start with WHY, food is fuel and without your fuel you will run low of energy very quickly. Your body also will help your metabolism stay steady up to lunch. As well as you won’t have those hunger pains throughout the morning. I am personally all about protein and less about carbohydrates, so my breakfast in the morning contains a great amount of protein. I don’t necessary think your child needs tons of protein but a good amount will keep his energy levels up without any crashes.
WHAT kind of food should I feed my child? I can tell you what not to feed them, take a look at the ingredients in cereal which many children eat for breakfast, then take a look at the nutrition facts on milk. A LOT OF SUGAR! My suggestion are eggs, some fruit (limit the amount) bacon or sausage and maybe a piece of toast.
My personal breakfast almost every morning is a shake. I have two raw eggs (I can’t stand cooking in the morning) two strawberries, handful of frozen blueberries, scoop of protein powder and fill the rest up with water. I can tell you I am personally obsessed with it and crave it every morning! I am not sure how I have not gotten tired of drinking this every morning.
Next time you sit down, take a good look at what you are exactly eating and re-evaluate if you think it is the best for you and your child.