4. What Does a Typical Breakfast Look Like For Your Kids? And Why?
Dana Stannard: Cocoa Kids
It depends on the kid. For my oldest daughter, she loves eggs. She would eat them all day long. She prefers an over-easy egg with half a bagel. My son likes either cereal or fruit with a pop-tart. And my youngest daughter usually just chooses what the other two eat. They always have either OJ or milk and always have a daily vitamin. We don’t serve much juice except at breakfast and I always buy the fortified brand. They also like to eat English Muffins and I buy the double fiber ones. They taste very similar to the regular ones and are much healthier.
Amy Roskelley: Super Healthy Kids
My kids actually eat eggs and whole wheat toast every single morning. Once in a while they’ll replace it with oatmeal, but usually only once a week. This has become standard because they can make it themselves and we always have bread and eggs, always! I generally don’t make breakfast for them. Even my youngest started making his own eggs in kindergarten!
Hallie: Princess And The Pump
A typical breakfast for us is something that can be eaten on the go! Avery likes granola bars or a muffin, fruit (usually a banana), and yogurt or a cheese stick.
Mandi Turner: Cardons Children’s Medical Center
Breakfast must contain at least 3 food groups in it.
Example: Cheerios, rice milk and a piece of fresh fruit.
- There are 3 different food groups
- Cheerios are whole grain and contain added B vitamins
- Rice Milk comes in flavors (such as vanilla) which make the cheerios taste sweeter without adding additional sugar
- Plant proteins are healthier than animal proteins.
- Fresh fruit is high in fiber and nutrients.