How To Make Time For Breakfast
Breakfast can be served hot or cold, sitting down or eaten on-the-run. Breakfast can be a typical breakfast food, or left-overs from dinner the night before. The main point to remember is to include it in your morning routine for both you and your child.
A good breakfast is easier than you think.
By choosing the right foods, you can feed your child quickly at home or create a brown bag to go.
Do some of your morning chores the night before, such as selecting clothes to wear and getting backpacks ready for school.
Set the alarm for 15 minutes earlier to allow more time to prepare and eat breakfast as a family.
Skip the audio-video temptation: make breakfast time about eating rather than watching TV, playing a video game or using the computer. You may find it easier to get out of the house on time as well.
Offer something non-traditional like leftovers from the night before. Eating nutritious food for breakfast is better than eating no breakfast at all.
Have items available in your kitchen that can be quickly and easily assembled in the morning such as whole grain cereals with milk, fresh fruit, yogurt or bagels.
Pick one morning a week where you make a special breakfast such as pancakes and eggs. You can set up the mix the night before or even make the pancakes and freeze them to reheat when needed.
Children are “copycats”; They like to do what someone else is doing. Parents and older siblings can act as role models by setting a good example and taking the time to eat breakfast every morning. Rise and shine with breakfast and help your child develop a healthy habit that will benefit them throughout their life.
Written by Michelle Mirizzi
Written on Nov 04, 2011
Last updated on Aug 31, 2014