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17 Kid-Friendly Breakfasts

How to work a simple, healthy breakfast into your family's morning routine.

Making Time for Breakfast

Ease the morning rush by having on hand foods that children can easily put together. For example, older kids can make their own whole-wheat toaster waffles, peel hard-cooked eggs and prepare scrambled eggs, and pour themselves a bowl of whole-grain cereal to top with low-fat milk and fruit.

  • Make it routine. Stick to a morning schedule and establish a set time for breakfast.
  • Limit young kids' breakfast choices. "It cuts down on negotiation time," Kuzemchak says. 
  • Get up 10 minutes earlier.
  • Sit at the table to eat, without TVs, computers, or video games, to prevent distractions.
  • Get older children to help feed the younger ones, or ask a neighbor to help.
  • Pack a grab-and-go breakfast the night before.
  • Take care of other morning chores, such as packing lunches and laying out clothes, before bedtime.

 

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Reviewed on January 28, 2013

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