Have you ever hit a mid-morning slump? Maybe you find yourself reaching for that
second (or third) cup of coffee to give you a jolt. Or you try to ignore the rumbling in your stomach that is causing you to lose your concentration. Even if you ate breakfast this morning, it may not have been the best breakfast for your brain and body. Eating a nutritious breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and is associated with a lower body weight. What a perfect way for parents to start the day! With fast-paced mornings, it is easy to grab something quick that is likely to be packed with sugar and fat. While this might be a simple fix to hold off hunger, it’s not necessarily the most nutritious choice. The best breakfasts are those that are packed with a healthy combination of protein, fiber and nutrients from fruit, whole grains, and calcium-rich foods that will not only aid in keeping you focused throughout the morning but also prevent hunger from striking well before lunch.
Prevent such a mid-morning meltdown from happening by keeping the cabinets and refrigerator stocked with quick and healthy breakfast choices. You may find that your kids are calling for these creative breakfasts too when they see how fun and flavorful they are. Do your whole family a favor by being breakfast-ready with these delicious ideas that will satisfy everyone.
Keeping small snacks on hand in case you just can’t make it until lunch will prevent you from grabbing a sugary snack mid-morning. Try whole grain crackers, a nutritious granola bar, or fresh fruits and vegetables. Make that morning slump history. By filling your body with nutritious foods first thing in the morning, you’re also fueling your brain.