Some mornings breakfast can be a diabolical disaster. I become the short order cook from hell, trying to make all the kids eat a healthy breakfast with all the necessary protein and fats needed for their brains to stay focused and on task. When the cereal boxes were removed from the pantry, the routine changed. No longer was I calm, tidy and organised. Now I have a sink full of frying pans, benches covered in egg shells and dirty plates while the dog is hovering around for the bacon rind. What have I done? Is this nutrition gig worth it? Yes. It is. It just takes time to create that new comfort zone, because there are easy alternatives without turning to 101 ways with bacon and eggs.
Here are my 5 top healthy breakfasts:
Don't let breakfasts wreck your morning. Be prepared. Have the ingredients. Try not to rush. Take a deep breath. Allocate the washing up.
Remember its a team effort, not a mum effort. Let everyone get involved and encourage independence.
I really must do that!
Krys Lojek, Nutritionist