5 Healthy Breakfast Foods for Your Children

When you send your children back to school, make sure to include these healthy breakfast foods in their morning meals. These foods are easily prepared and are packed with important nutrients. New scientific research has even extended some of these foods’ health benefits.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal provides your loved ones with complex carbohydrates and fiber. Complex carbohydrates won’t make your kids sleepy in class because they burn slowly, giving them a continuous, steady source of energy until lunch.

In addition, one fiber in oatmeal is beta-glucan, which lowers cholesterol. Oatmeal is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and folate.

Eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein, good cholesterol, and various nutrients like lutein, B vitamins, and iodine.

Research shows that eating eggs and spinach can increase your reflexes. Also, other research shows that consuming eggs with raw vegetables increases your antioxidant absorption. Thus, there seems to be a trend favoring incorporating eggs into your daily diet.

Almond butter

Almond butter is a clean source of protein, much like eggs. It’s also rich in healthy monosaturated fats. It has less saturated fat than peanut butter and goes great with all things peanut butter does, like toast.

Blueberry pancakes

Making blueberry pancakes with real blueberries is healthier than regular pancakes. Blueberries are packed with many nutrients, including vitamin C. Blueberries are also high in antioxidants and have a low glycemic index, which assures your children won’t have a sugar crash during school.

Various studies link regular consumption of blueberries with improved memory and motor skills.

Cereal

Commercial cereal is easy to prepare and fortified with various nutrients like riboflavin, B vitamins, iodine, and etc. Some cereals are also a good source of fiber.

Remember to send your children to school with these foods in their stomachs. These foods prevent sugar crashes and imbue your children with important nutrients. Best of all, these foods are easy to prepare.


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