In view of the back to school, moms and dads will already be thinking about how to organize school and work routines for the whole family. In addition to buying satchels and notebooks, as well as choosing the most suitable accessories and clothes for the return to class, we must also think about a very important aspect of our routine and that of the little ones. There Breakfast.
We know well, with all there is to do in the morning, the risk of losing sight of this important meal is very real. And here our children end up eating a snack in a hurry, perhaps while we drive them to school.
Being able to make ends meet and get organized in time, sometimes, is really difficult. This year, however, we want to try not to be taken aback; we want to think of some examples of breakfast for children that is at the same time healthy, delicious and quick to prepare.
But what is the ideal breakfast for children? What macro-foods should the little ones of the house not miss? Before taking a look at the various proposals, let’s see what are the foods that should not be missing in a child’s diet, but also in that of us adults.
What to propose for breakfast? The foods to start the day on the right foot
The children’s dietas well as that of us “adults”, must include very specific food groups.
For example, breakfast should include a portion of carbohydrates, such as wholemeal bread, cereals, or even fruit. The proteinswhich at breakfast you can find in cured meats or more often in dried fruit, milk and moles dairy productssuch as cheese and yogurt.
Also grassi, the healthy ones, of course, must be part of a child’s breakfast. Ideal will be foods such as dried fruit, dark chocolate, seeds or eggs.
Finally, the vitamins not fibrewhich you can find in abundance in fruit and vegetables, preferably fresh and in season.
Back to school: 5 healthy and quick breakfasts
And therefore, having made this premise, what to eat at breakfast at school and at home? Read on to discover 5 ideas for quick and genuine breakfasts. As you will see, these are excellent breakfasts for all tastes.
Smoothies and smoothies
For a quick and genuine breakfast at home, the smoothie could be just for you. Children can get all the nutrients from fruit and vegetables by having a quick and nutritious breakfast.
The preparation of the smoothie is very easy. Just add half a cup of yogurt bianco or cow or vegetable milk with half a cup of fruit of your choice and a tablespoon of peanut butter. Blend everything, and breakfast is ready.
If the child wishes, you can also combine one or two dry biscuits for breakfast or bread with dark chocolate.
Cereals for breakfast: which ones to choose?
I cereals with milk or yogurt they represent a classic example of breakfast for 10 or 12 year olds, but they are also loved by the little ones.
In the choice of better grainsopt for those a low in sugar100% corn, oat flakes, rice or puffed spelled with no added sugar.
If you are in a hurry, this breakfast will be ideal, but it will also be very popular with your children.
Nutritious porridge for a tasteful back to school
The idea of preparing the porridge at 7.30 in the morning does not excite you at all? No problem. There oat soup it can also be prepared well in advance, for example the night before for the day after. The preparation, by the way, is really simple.
To prepare this breakfast, simply rinse the oat flakes and pour them into a saucepan, add milk of your choice or plain water and honey or sugar. Then, mix and cook until everything boils. If desired, add two squares of dark or milk chocolate.
Cook for a few more minutes over low heat, continuing to stir. When the porridge is ready, remove the pot from the stove and let it sit for another minute. Then, pour it into a bowl and refrigerate overnight. The next day, just add dried fruit and fresh fruit into small pieces, a teaspoon of honey and your breakfast is ready.
If you are wondering what to eat for a snack at school, pancakes are the answer. Whether at home or at school, during intermission, these “pancakes” are ideal for one very good breakfast.
Let’s see how to prepare them in quantity, so you can freeze them and consume them when you feel like it.
For the preparation we will need:
- Sifted wholemeal flour: 360 grams
- Milk, also vegetable: 400 ml
- Sugar: 120 grams
- 2 eggs
- Baking yeast: 16 grams
- A pinch of salt.
In a bowl, combine the egg with the sugar and salt. Mix everything with a whisk, then gradually add the milk and other ingredients, continuing to mix so as not to form lumps.
At this point let’s move on to the stove. In a no stick pan, pour a small ladle of dough and let the pancake cook on one side. When you see the classics appear bubbles, you can turn it upside down and cook the other part. Proceed with the rest of the dough, your pancakes are ready.
DIY breakfast bars
Finally, if you are wondering what to eat at school when you are at diet, here is a quick, protein and light idea. This time we will prepare some cereal barsto take to school or to eat at home for a quick but nutritious breakfast.
- 400 grams of muesli and breakfast cereals
- Dried fruit to taste
- Dark or milk chocolate: 200 grams
- Corn oil: 50 grams
- Honey: 2 tbsp.
First, you will need to line a pan with slightly moistened parchment paper. Then, melt the chocolate in a saucepan and heat the honey.
Combine everything in a bowl with the muesli, oil and melted chocolate. Mix well and pour the mixture into the pan, squeezing it with a spatula, in order to reach the thickness suitable for your bars.
Once this is done, put the pan in the fridge for 6 hours, then take it back and, gently, cut the bars with the help of a knife. You can keep your breakfast bars in the fridge, in an airtight container or in a bag for freezing.
Back to school: breakfast ideas for kids aged 1 and up
If you need to prepare the breakfast for 2 year olds or even 1 year old, maybe a breakfast to be consumed directly at the nursery, the advice we give you is to buy a good thermal container and to carefully choose the foods you will offer.
Make sure these are easy-to-eat breakfasts. For example, if your child is not yet very familiar with using the spoon, you could make a pancake and cut it into small pieces, so that the little one can eat it without difficulty.
Alternatively, you could make some rusks or wholemeal bread with fruit and decaffeinated tea, for a quick but also nutritious “take-away” breakfast.
Remember that breakfast is one of the most important meals, whether at 1, 10, 30, or even 80, so make sure your little ones don’t skip this important time of day.
In view of the return to school, so as not to be caught unprepared, you can prepare breakfast in advance. Set the table the night before and at home make it a good habit to get up 10 minutes earlier than usual, in order to make breakfast a pleasant moment for the whole family.
Source: GreenStyle by www.greenstyle.it.
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