Friday, August 17, 2012

Brain Food Part 2: Breakfasts of Champions

In Brain Food Part 1, I encouraged planning ahead for quick and healthy breakfasts to start off your day (and the school year) on the right foot. Go back to this post to read more about criteria for builidng a healthy breakfast and some tips to get the whole family on board. I also promised 10 healthy breakfast ideas to get you started. Here they are! Portion sizes should be adjusted depending on the age of your child. If you're not sure what portion size is the right size, start with MyPlate or contact your dietitian.

Breakfasts of champions:
Breakfast #2 with Strawberries
  1. Whole wheat toast topped with peanut butter and sliced banana, served with a glass of milk.
  2. Bowl of whole grain cereal (like Cheerios or Wheaties) topped with blueberries, walnuts and milk.
  3. Whole wheat pancake topped with sliced strawberries, walnuts and a drizzle of syrup, served with milk.
  4. Yogurt layered with strawberries, blueberries, low-fat granola and slivered almonds.
  5. Sliced apples served with yogurt for dipping and a side of whole wheat toast with butter.
  6. Small whole wheat bagel with cream cheese served with milk and strawberries.
  7. Oatmeal topped with raisins, walnuts and cinnamon, served with milk.
  8. Slice of whole wheat toast with whole fruit jam, egg (boiled or scrambled) and a glass of milk.
  9. Whole wheat waffle topped with peanut butter, sliced banana and a drizzle of syrup, served with a glass of milk.
  10. Whole wheat toast topped with melted cheddar cheese, served with sliced apples and a glass of milk.
Click here for a printable copy of these breakfast ideas, brought to you by RDbyyourside.

Do you have any quick and healthy breakfast ideas to share? Leave your comments below!