This week’s Tuesday Tip for Picky Eaters: Eat breakfast.Henry and I eat breakfast together every morning. On the weekends, Daddy joins us at the breakfast table for an all-family meal. We always make sure that breakfast includes at least one fruit or vegetable.
|Henry has an apple with breakfast.|
Breakfast is the best way to get your kids off to a good start. It is also the perfect time to get in your first serving of fruits and veggies for the day.
Children who eat a balanced breakfast are more focused and alert throughout the day. They also are more calm and creative. Studies suggests that children and adults who make breakfast part of their regular routine also tend to have a healthier weight than those who skip breakfast. A healthy breakfast also means that kids are less likely to snack and more likely to make good food choices for the remainder of the day. Breakfast eaters are likely to eat 45% more vegetables and 30% more fruit.
|Henry tries out cucumber with breakfast.|
Fresh produce is the simplest way to include fruits and veggies with your breakfast. Other options include a fruit and yogurt parfait or a fruit and vegetable smoothie. You can also mix fruit into a bowl of oatmeal, top cereal with sliced fruit, or add veggies to scrambled eggs.
What’s your favorite way to include fruits and veggies at breakfast?