Parents for Healthy Kids shard that getting out the door in the mornings can be a challenge, to put it mildly. Between parent schedules, sleepy kids and all the moving parts in the morning, it can be quite a feat to get all family members to eat breakfast, let alone a healthy one. If a leisurely hearty breakfast at home is not an option, be sure to give your kids an easy grab-and-go option they can eat on the bus or at school when they do feel hungry.
And don’t forget how important your good example is. Let your kids see you making time to enjoy breakfast and refuel your brain and body with a healthy morning meal.
Here are some ways to make your mornings easier:
- Prep ingredients the night before. Lay out your bowls/plates/silverware to make for quicker serving.
- Make breakfast items on the weekend that can be reheated easily, like hearty whole grain muffins, a frittata or egg, and cheese muffin cups. Make extra whole grain pancakes on Sunday for the fridge or freezer.
- Eating cereal can take, literally, five minutes. If possible, try to sit down as a family a couple times a week for a whole-grain bowl of cereal topped with fruit.