banana dog (peanut butter, a banana, and raisins in a long whole-grain bun)
breakfast taco (scrambled eggs and shredded cheese on a tortilla, topped with salsa)
country cottage cheese (apple butter mixed with cottage cheese)
fruit and cream cheese sandwich (use strawberries or other fresh fruit)
sandwich — grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly, or another favorite
Some kids skip breakfast because they sleep too late or because they think it's a way to stay thin. But people who skip breakfast tend to eat more calories throughout the day.
If you find yourself skipping breakfast because you're too rushed, try these quick breakfasts. They're easy to grab on the way out the door or get ready the night before:
single servings of whole-grain, low-sugar cereal
What Else Should I Know?
Just in case you need more evidence that eating breakfast is the way to go, kids who don't eat breakfast are less able to learn at school, get less iron (an important nutrient) in their diets, and are more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI), which is a sign they may be overweight.
On the other hand, kids who eat breakfast do better in school, are more likely to participate in physical activities, and eat healthier overall. So tomorrow morning, don't run out the door on an empty stomach. Fuel up with a healthy breakfast!