Squeezing in Breakfast III

breakfast3.gifFollowing installments I and II, here’s part III of our series with nutrition expert Elizabeth Ward, featuring tips and menu ideas to help parents squeeze in breakfast:

“Pancakes, eggs and bacon not tempting your family’s taste buds or hectic schedule? Non-traditional breakfasts and even last night’s leftovers like chicken or a whole wheat dinner roll spread with peanut butter pack the nutrients your family needs to get the day started right. Getting fuel in the morning is important as research shows eating breakfast every day contributes to increased attention and performance at work and school. Here are a few non-traditional breakfast ideas:

  • 1/2 or whole grilled cheese sandwich (made with 1½ ounces cheese) on whole grain bread + 8 ounces orange juice or piece of fruit

  • Banana with peanut butter or whole grain bread spread with peanut butter

  • Whole grain crackers and reduced-fat string cheese; dried fruit, such as cranberries”

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