A few weeks ago I attended the Rama #GoodBreakfast event. I have been trying to spend more time focusing on what we all eat. I am particularly bad with breakfast even though I work from home so have easy access to food. Often I will fill up on coffee and then realise I am actually starving around 10h30. I am trying to get a little routine going and actually eat a proper breakfast before all the coffee.
I bought a few healthy breakfast options recently but they really aren’t as exciting as breakfast should be but they are, at least healthy options. I am going to start adding some unrolled oats to replace my early morning starch item. The kids all enjoy oats and they are quick and easy to make.
Weekends are not made for muesli, even nice muesli. So weekend breakfasts are toast with cheese or fried egg. Eggs are also a really great protein option, all of my kids (except Kiara) enjoy eggs. In fact I have on more than one occasion considered getting our own chicken because we go through so many eggs each week.
Rama has put together a few healthy breakfast equations to help you figure out what constitutes a good. Every breakfast should ideally have a starch, protein and fruit.
While we were away, we confirmed what we already know. Having a good breakfast definitely affects Jack and Emma’s behaviour for the day. If we don’t focus on giving Emma a proper breakfast she is definitely more prone to tantrums and asks for her tea a lot more. Jack also gets more tantrummy and whiney. So breakfast is not only good for them, it helps us to have a calmer day. You can read more about why breakfast is vital for children in this article.
What do you have for breakfast?
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