Backpacks and Breakfasts

It is back to school here and in many other places around the country as well. That means hectic mornings, and that means quick breakfasts. We are a breakfast-eating family here in the Terry household! No one has to be forced to eat to start off the day. When the kids ask for breakfast, I have one goal in mind- mixology. My idea of mixology entails combining lean protein and complex carbs. The choices the kids have will always include both of these two vital food components. Typical choices at our table include:

  • Cereal- A high protein/high caloric cereal with a low caloric cereal- Some favorite mixings include Kashi’s Go Lean Crunch cereals with their Honey Sunshine or Kashi’s Cinnamon Harvest with their Heart to Heart Honey Toasted Oats. I like Kashi because they offer more than just wheat in their cereals- they also include other whole grains.
  • Eggs or uncured sausage with organic grits or some type of whole grain toast/bagel/etc
  • Cinnamon Raisin bread (We use Udi’s Gluten Free) with reduced fat cream cheese
  • Whole grain crackers with 2% cheese
  • Oatmeal with cinnamon, honey, dried fruit, and crushed nuts
  • Smoothies (milk, fruit, yogurt or brown rice protein powder) Chocolate Peanut Butter and Mango Pineapple are two of our favorites
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  1. Christina McReynolds

     /  August 13, 2012

    Breakfast is a big one in our house as well. Personally I would rather have a few cups of coffee in the early hours but my children wake up hungry. Rightfully so with dinner being at 5:30pm and bed time at 7:30pm. By the time they wake (5:45 – 6:30 am) and sit down to eat they are very very hungry! If all else fails they always have a good breakfast!!! Abi has recently been diagnosed with hypoglycemia. Which means there is good reason to the fact that she eats nothing at each meal and wants to do it again every hour and a 1/2. She is 34lbs and will be 5 in less then a month. And her head is clearly 1/3 of her entire body structure. Anyhow this is another reason why breakfast is so important to me for them. When I see them eating (protein, whole grains, and fruit (this is how we categorize it :} )) for breakfast, I can picture the wheels in Amelia’s head turning in the correct fashion to answer that question in class, and for Abi it’s almost like I see an hour glass with blood sugar instead of sand, I see it slow down and funnel out (and away) a little slower! Anyhow thought I’d share, and tell you I agree very much so with you on how important not just breakfast is but what it consists of especially in my house! 🙂

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  2. Thankful that there are others who realize how important it is to send their kids to school with an energized body! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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