Mornings can be a tricky time for kids. They can be sleepy, grumpy, and pretty much not in the mood for anything — including breakfast. It’s even trickier on school days when you have to rush to get them ready and properly fed on time!
But as we all know, a good, hearty breakfast is crucial in giving kids (and adults!) the energy needed to help them power through the day. So, as parents, we need to ensure that our children are getting their morning nutrition fix.
Simply put, a good breakfast is one that contains a balanced combination of go, grow, and glow foods that provide the key nutrients. It’s important to note, too, that kids who eat healthy breakfasts can concentrate better in school and on their daily activities than those who skip them.
How can you get your kids to eat their breakfast minus the tears, tantrums, and all sorts of drama? Here are some easy and practical tips:
1. Create a fun morning ritual
Make ho-hum mornings exciting with rituals that will make your kids look forward to getting up and making their way to the breakfast table. For example: Switch their boring alarm to a happy tune and join them in dancing their way to the dining table. Our track of choice? The Lady’s Choice Go, Grow, Glow jingle!
2. Serve something different every day
Cereals on repeat? Spice things up by serving a new dish or food combination for each day of the week. Make sure to incorporate your kids’ favorite food groups, too! For example: Try a different sandwich recipe every day! Don’t forget to strive for a good balance of go, grow, and glow foods packed with carbohydrates, proteins, and essential vitamins to fuel them for the day ahead.
3. Get the kids involved
When children are involved in preparing their meals, they’re more likely to be interested in eating their creations. Sandwiches are easy starter recipes that can be fun to make with your kids and will allow them to experiment with food combinations they prefer. Plus, sandwiches offer health benefits when you add veggies, eggs, lean meat, or even fruits.
Letting them help with meal preparations can also help unlock their creativity. The more fun-looking their food is, the more willing kids will be to have them on their plates! Let them make fun shapes out of their pancakes and sandwiches, or let them decorate their cereals with colorful toppings.
Here’s a recipe you can try: this delicious Hamcheeza Sandwich made with ham, cheese, and Lady’s Choice Ham Spread for a delicious go, grow, glow breakfast!
Sandwiches are now easy to prepare with the help of Lady’s Choice Meaty Spreads, which are packed with real meat. They also now come in “sulit packs” priced at PHP10 (SRP) each. Lady’s Choice Meaty Spreads contain essential nutrients Omega-3 and Omega-6. They're made with real meat and farm-fresh eggs, too!
4. Be a good role model
If your kids see you skipping breakfast or munching on junk food in the morning, how can you expect them to eat well? Model healthy eating habits not just in the morning but throughout the day and you’ll soon find your kids willingly mimicking your ways.
Breakfasts need not be a stressful time for you and your kids. Instead, master the art of making mealtimes with these tips to make them fun and extra special. It also helps to constantly remind your children of the importance of starting the day right with a good, healthy meal for a great, energy-filled day ahead!
From here on out, say yes to breezy, nutritious breakfasts that your kids will surely love with the help of Lady’s Choice Meaty Spreads.
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