So many theories on breakfast and what should be eaten and when. My take is that it should hark back to my Grandmothers and be something that "sticks to the ribs". A hearty breakfast that breaks-the-fast of no food throughout the night. I find that if I have a decent breakfast it dampens down my "snacking gene" and sets me up for a day of eating balanced meals.
With my boys a big bowl of wholegrain oats with oat bran either as porridge or muesli (or both, if you're Joe!) gives them sustaining energy and fuels their bodies through until lunch when they are once again "starving" for their next meal. They are also getting a great serving of fibre which is essential for *cough* moving that food through the system.
Getting selective eaters managing a decent breakfast can be a challenge but it makes a big difference to how they are going to feel throughout the day. There are lots of different foods we can offer that provide long lasting energy and they are not all as boring as oats either!
Do you believe in breakfast?
Judith is passionate about good food and is even more passionate about enabling other people to enjoy the wide variety of fresh food available today.