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Healthy Breakfasts on the Run

It’s easy to make sure kids eat breakfast. Just keep breakfast foods on hand and keep them in convenient spots for kids to grab! Make sure you have at least two easy-to-serve items from each food group in the house. With your children’s help, choose foods that you and your kids like.

Keep these foods on hand for breakfast in minutes.

Milk Group

  • Milk - white, chocolate and other flavors that kids like
  • Cheese - slices, cubes or chunks
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • String cheese

Meat Group

  • Peanut butter
  • Sliced meat - such as lean ham or turkey
  • Eggs - hard-boiled

Fruit Group

  • Fresh fruit such as apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, melon or berries
  • Dried fruits such a raisins, cranberries or apricots
  • Canned fruits such as fruit cocktail

Vegetable Group

  • Raw baby carrots
  • Raw celery
  • Tomatoes, green, and red peppers

Grain Group

  • Bread - have a variety of whatever your kids like, like crackers
  • Cold cereal
  • Instant hot cereals
  • Bagels
  • English muffins
  • Tortillas

Nutritious Breakfasts Can Be Simple
For a nutritious breakfast, try to include at least three of the Five Food Groups. Click Here for 10 quick, nutritious breakfasts  that take less than 3 minutes to fix.

(Courtesy of the National Dairy Council® )

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