5 Quick Healthy Breakfasts for Kids

Every health conscious parent knows that kids love to eat junk food. But they wouldn’t be healthy if we allowed them to eat only junk food everyday. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Kids who eat a good breakfast are healthier and more energetic than kids who do not.

Here are 5 quick and healthy breakfast ideas for your kids:

1. Whole wheat bread with peanut butter:

Whole wheat bread is packed with fiber, which provide nutrients like copper, magnesium and pantothenic acid. Peanut butter is a good source of protein, an essential macronutrient for growing kids. The combination of these two makes a wholesome and tasty breakfast that digests slowly and provides ample energy for all kinds of activities until lunchtime. Regular peanut butter contains additives like sugar and trans fat; so use natural peanut butter only.

2. Fruit smoothie:

All it takes to prepare a tasty fruit smoothie is a little milk or yogurt and some fruits. You can make a tropical smoothie with mango, pineapple or banana, or a berry smoothie with blackberries and blueberries. You can use any fruit that your children like. You can also include a mixture of fruits such as blueberry-orange combination or an orange-banana combination. Fruit smoothies are packed with carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals that keep your children healthy and strong.

3. Cereal with low-fat milk:

The combination of cereal and low-fat milk is one of the healthiest choices you can make for your kids' breakfast. The best cereals for breakfast are cereals that include wheat and oats and are low in sugar. These cereals are packed with carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Milk is loaded with calcium and protein. All of these ingredients are essential for your kid's health and growth.

4. Yogurt with cereal or fruit:

Add some cereal or fruit to a bowl of yogurt and serve it to your chid. It's that easy to make and your kid will love it. Bananas, mangoes and berries go very well with yogurt. as well. Fruits are rich sources of vitamin C, potassium and fiber. All of these ingredients are important for growing children.

5. Fruits:

Don't have the time to prepare even a simple breakfast? Give your child an apple, orange, banana or a combination of fruits. Fruits are rich sources of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Bananas are packed with vitamin c, vitamin B-6 and potassium, which is essential for children. Apples are rich in vitamin C as well as fiber. Oranges and mangoes are loaded with vitamin A, C and potassium. Raisins are rich sources of carbohydrates, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B-6.

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By Shondell Varcianna

February 06, 2015