Easy, Frugal Breakfasts
By Cyndi Roberts
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And
that children who eat breakfast do better in school than those who don't.
However, we also all know that it isn't always easy to find time
to prepare that all-important meal or to convince our children to eat it!
One way to create a positive attitude toward breakfast in your
children is by showing them that you enjoy breakfast!
Eating breakfast as a family is a great opportunity to spend
some quality time together. Spending time together making breakfast can turn out
to be a child's favorite part of the day--and maybe yours, too!
By being creative and just a little bit organized, you can make
a variety of tasty and healthy breakfasts. Try these ideas:
* for a quick and easy breakfast try a toasted bagel spread with
low-fat cream cheese.
* or peanut butter spread on whole-wheat toast.
* how about a fruit smoothie? Toss whatever fruit you have in
the blender with milk.
* when you have a little time, prepare a large batch of pancakes
or waffles. Freeze in a single layer, then stack in a zip-top bag. In the
mornings, pop one into the toaster, then top with fruit and yogurt.
* or spread peanut butter and jelly between 2 pancakes.
* try some non-traditional foods, like leftover pizza--kids
nearly always go for it!
* kids don't want to drink their juice? Try this easy recipe for
Orange Juice Smoothies.
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
5 or 6 ice cubes
Mix all ingredients in blender till smooth.
Breakfast doesn't have to be ham and eggs anymore! Nor does it
have to be cold cereal. By using a little creativity you can have a healthy
breakfast every morning!
Cyndi Roberts is the editor of the bi-weekly newsletter "1 Frugal Friend
2 Another", bringing you practical, money-saving tips, recipes and
ideas. Visit her online at
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