Finding time to make sure your child has breakfast, not to mention actually getting him to eat it, can be a struggle to say the least.The good news it isn’t as daunting as you might think.
Breakfast in seconds:
Cereal bars: Filled with fibre from whole grains, cereal bars are a great source of energy.
Whole wheat bagel with peanut butter: Peanut butter is a good source of protein.
Fruit: Apples are high in fibre and are also refreshing. Bananas are a wonderful source of potassium.
Nutritious two-minute breakfasts:
Orange-banana smoothie: Blend together orange juice, low-fat yoghurt and a banana to make a tasty treat that’s high in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and calcium.
Very-berry smoothie: Combine a banana, a splash of apple juice and a handful of frozen berries in a blender for a healthy breakfast.
Fruit salad: Prepare a fruit salad the night before; add a dollop of yoghurt to each serving for extra calcium and protein.
Bowl of cereal: Make it even more nutritious by adding a chopped banana or a handful of blueberries.
According to the National Teen Food Survey recently published by IUNA (the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance), more than 80 percent of Irish teenagers are not getting enough fibre in their diet. Many of the cereals in the Kellogg’s range contain significant sources of dietary fibre, for example Kellogg’s Mini Max .