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Back to School Breakfasts

By Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian

Yes! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s how we get our motors started after sleeping. However, a healthy breakfast can be a challenge for busy families. I took a recent poll of some friends to see what their kids like to eat for breakfast and combined those ideas with some other options. These options are not what I would consider "complete" breakfasts. However, they are quick and healthy options for on-the-go families. You can combine most of these with fresh fruit and/or a glass of skim milk for some protein. Also, use whole grain bread.

Cold Cereals
Look for whole grain
Read labels for amount of sugar
Check for a 4-1 ratio of total grams of carbohydrate to total grams of sugar.

Granola Bars
Read labels for amount of sugar
Check for a 4-1 ratio of total grams of carbohydrate to total grams of sugar.
Example: Kashi ® TLC™ chewy granola bars.

Smoothies
Use low-fat yogurt
Mix bananas and skim milk
Add a touch of vanilla or Splenda ®

Other Quick Options
Peanut butter and banana on toast
Peanut butter and low-sugar jelly
Whole grain oatmeal
Whole grain waffles with lowfat yogurt.
(My kids actually like these dry!)
Fresh fruit and low-fat yogurt
Low-fat cheese on toast, english muffin or tortilla
Grilled cheese sandwich
Trail mix using whole grain dry cereal
Hard-boiled eggs
Scrambled eggs on tortilla with low-fat cheese

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian
Categories:  Kid's Health & Safety

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Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian

Tiffany Glenn, M.S., R.D.,L.D. Registered Dietitian



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