A healthy breakfast
can do more than just ward off midmorning meltdowns. In fact, the right foods can actually boost your kid's ability to think.
Fiber-packed whole grains and fruits give the brain a steady supply of glucose, while protein-rich
eggs and nuts help your kid feel fuller longer. Ground flax seed provides healthy omega-3 fatty acids
and eating berries can actually improve your kid's memory. (So much for the "I forgot my homework" excuse!)
Starting the day with brain-boosting foods can help your kids focus better on learning—whether it's finding a solution to global warming…or learning the ABC's.
Whole wheat bagels topped with low-fat cream cheese and chopped fruit.Apple slices dipped in almond butter.
Get your kid off to a great start by trying one of these smart breakfast options:
Ice Berry Smoothies or another berry-loaded breakfast drink.Whole grain fiber cereals. Low-fat yogurt with nuts and fruit. Make it fun by letting your kids build their own Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Cups.Whole-grain toast with peanut butter Oatmeal with nuts, dried fruit or berries. How about a bowl of Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal Breakfast burritos. Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos are great for busy mornings.Multi-grain toaster waffles topped with vanilla yogurt and strawberries. Pancakes, waffles or muffins with ground flax seed. Try our do-it-yourself Multigrain Pancakes With Flax.Scrambled eggs loaded with chopped veggies.Whole wheat English muffins with melted cheese.
Not only are these brainy breakfasts delicious, they'll keep your little "smarty-pants" focused all morning long.report abuse