Even though studies show kids who eat breakfast perform better in school, finding the time for breakfast still remains a challenge for most parents.
Picky eaters and tight schedules make the problem worse, resulting in poor nutrition and lower academic achievement in school.
Spokesman Calais Campbell, Cardinals defensive lineman, notes the objective is to help children eat the right kinds of foods and to get 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Creating a breakfast game plan doesn’t need to be difficult.
Here’s one recipe to get you started.
Crisp whole-grain sandwich thins, lightly crusted with cinnamon sugar and topped with vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit.
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 4 (1.5oz.) whole grain sandwich thins, halved
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup yogurt, vanilla, low fat
- 2 cups fruit, fresh or canned (drained), sliced or diced as needed
- Heat oven to 375ºF.
- Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
- Lay out 8 sandwich thin halves on a cookie sheet and lightly coat each side with nonstick cooking spray.
- Sprinkle both sides of each piece with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake for 6 – 8 minutes or until lightly browned; remove from oven and cool completely.
- Spread each piece with 1/8 cup yogurt.
- Top each piece with 1/4 cup fruit.
For Sunny Start Flatbread
- Prepare as above, but mix 2 tablespoons peanut or sunflower butter into the yogurt. Top with sliced banana.
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