As the school year is in full swing thinking of what to feed your kids on the way out the door can be a challenge. Planning ahead and having items on hand is key to ensuring a healthy start to their day. Shop for key breakfast items such as:
- Whole grain high fibre cereals
- Fresh or frozen fruit
- Whole wheat bread/bagels
- Low fat cheese
- 100% Fruit Juice
A bonus for many kids in our province – they can enjoy breakfast with their friends at the Kids Eat Smart Club in their school! Either at home or at your Kids Eat Smart Clubs a Smoothie is always a great option for something healthy and delicious. Having these items on hand will make smoothies quick and easy to prepare:
- Fresh or frozen fruit of any kind, yogurt – Greek or regular, 100% fruit juice, granola or oatmeal to sprinkle on top
Mix ingredients in a blender and away they go to class with a belly full of goodness!
Kristin Harris is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador.