Breakfast is like fuel to an empty engine because it comes after a night fasting and provides children body with the energy it needs the entire day. Having a nutritious meal at the beginning of the day helps increase the child’s concentration and physical activities at school.
Grap and go Carrot cinnamon cupcake
There is no doubt a healthy breakfast bo0st children metabolism, keeping them active throughout the day. Breakfast also gives them the energy they need to get things done and helps them focus in school. Indeed, it is the most important meal of the day. Many studies have linked eating breakfast to good health, including better memory.
So many kids skip the morning meal because parents are either rushing to get out the door to work or the kid will be late to catch the school bus, that’s big a mistake. Children need food in their system long before lunchtime most especially school-age children. If they don’t eat first thing, they may get so hungry later which may not make them in-active in school work.
If their breakfast is high in sugar or unhealthy, this may also affect their academic performance.
The important thing is kids should have breakfast every day, but what is more important is they eat healthy breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fibre, and protein but low in added sugar may boost kids’ attention, concentration, and memory which they need to remain active for the day or to learn in school.
TIPS OF MAKING HEALTHY BREAKFAST
- MEAL PLAN AND PREP: The keyword to making a healthy breakfast is a meal plan, it helps determine what the kids will eat ahead. Prepping some veggies, fruit, breakfast bars or freezing some diced plantain ahead makes it easy to put together in the morning.
Egg Muffin/Egg Bite
- HAVE A GRAB AND GO MEAL: Smoothie is one of the easiest nutritious breakfast. Most of all make a good grab and go, you can make smoothie night before and refrigerate or prep a one-week smoothie ingredient and use as you desire. Granola bar, breakfast bars, bread rolls are also a good example of grab and go.
- CEREALS: Could be a lifesaver on a lazy morning or days you are out of freezer meal. Make sure the cereals are low in sugar, wholegrain and iron-fortified.