13 Energy-Packed Breakfast Ideas for Kids

In my house, breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day. Since birth, my kids have always wanted to eat breakfast as soon as they wake up. It must be genetic because my husband and I are the same way.

"Skip breakfast? Why would I ever do that?"

Breakfast is just that—it's breaking the fast that your stomach had overnight. When you wake up in the morning your tank is on empty, and you need gas in the tank to fuel your day. And just like a high performance racecar, you need high quality, nutritious food for the best results.

The same goes for the littlest racecar in the family. Sure it's easy to pour a bowl of cereal, but most are laden with sugar and will have your child crashing before the first bell at school has rung. Kids should get a blend of complex carbohydrates, fiber and protein to run at their optimal performance. They'll be able to stay alert and ready for anything no matter what the day brings with these energy-packed breakfast ideas.

About the Author

Angela Bekkala

Angela Bekkala is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and RRCA Running Coach. With a background in exercise science and over 15 years of experience in the industry, she is well versed in movement. She is the author behind the popular healthy living blog, Happy Fit Mama, that focuses on running, yoga, fitness and sharing nutritious recipes for the whole family.

Angela Bekkala is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and RRCA Running Coach. With a background in exercise science and over 15 years of experience in the industry, she is well versed in movement. She is the author behind the popular healthy living blog, Happy Fit Mama, that focuses on running, yoga, fitness and sharing nutritious recipes for the whole family.

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