Break for Breakfast: Healthy Kids' Choices

Helpful Hints for Creating Healthy Breakfasts

3 Fast & Healthy Breakfasts

  • Your own egg muffin -- one microwaved scrambled egg on a whole wheat English muffin with a slice of lowfat cheese -- and 3/4 cup of blueberries
  • Peanut butter squeezed from a tube onto a slice of whole wheat toast, a tangerine peeled in slices, and a cup of milk
  • A cup of yogurt, a banana, and half of a whole wheat bagel

Best Choices to Start the Day

  • INSTEAD OF THIS...Plain bagel (1g fiber), TRY THIS... Whole wheat English muffin (3g fiber)
  • INSTEAD OF THIS... Doughnut (0g fiber, 3g protein, 65mg potassium), TRY THIS... Whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana (4g fiber, 5g protein, 500mg potassium)
  • INSTEAD OF THIS... Frozen waffle (1g fiber, 0% Daily Value (DV) vitamin C), TRY THIS... Frozen multigrain waffle with 1/2 cup blueberries (3g fiber, 10% DV vitamin C)
  • INSTEAD OF THIS... Cereal-and-milk bar (0g fiber, 10% DV calcium, 11g sugar), TRY THIS... 3/4 cup Cheerios + 1/2 cup milk (2g fiber, 24% DV calcium, 7g sugar)

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