Whether the students in your family are learning in a classroom or at your kitchen table, starting the day off with the right breakfast can give their studying a boost.
"Having a balanced breakfast, especially one that includes protein, helps support concentration," explains Christina Thomas, R.D., Carilion Clinic Dining and Nutrition Services.
The breakfasts below, from the Carilion Living recipe files, all get an A+ for being quick and kid-friendly—no matter what your weekday mornings look like.
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An easy alternative to sugary processed cereals—just toss together the ingredients and bake a batch on the weekend. In the morning, serve with yogurt or milk (or the milk alternative of your choice) and top with a handful of fruit for a healthy breakfast in less than a minute.
It's time to rethink the notion that toast is basic or boring! This trustworthy morning staple can be topped with so many different ingredients, allowing you to tailor it to your child's tastes while making sure they get a balanced breakfast. You could even make a different toast combo every day of the week, if you want.