How to get your children to eat breakfast
Many parents struggle to get their kids to eat breakfast before heading out to school. If the phrases “I’m not hungry, or “I don’t want cereal this morning” are common in your household, then it’s time for change…
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The energy they gain from a wholesome start helps kids to concentrate and perform to the best of their ability. This is why it’s important to introduce healthy brekkies. It isn’t a good idea to force children to eat. Rather prepare interesting dishes that kids will love so that they leave home with full tummies.
Wake them up a little earlier
Kids are often not hungry just after they’ve been woken up. The trick is to let them complete their morning routines like brushing teeth, washing their faces, making their beds, etc. before breakfast. Chances are, they’ll soon start to feel their tummies rumble.
Allow them to choose
There are many delicious options that qualify as a good breakfast. Instead of saying, “I’m making toast.” give them options. “Would you like toast spread with delicious Rama margarine and a cup of warm tea. Or they could choose a bowl of oats with their choice of fresh and a good dollop of Rama is another great option for them to choose from. For more inspiration, have a look at Good Breakfast Equations.
Don’t be a banana
Spice up a bowl of oats with cinnamon, honey and a banana. Fruits like bananas contain potassium and magnesium that are good for heart health and muscle development. So, give them the chance of slicing their own banana and placing the slices in a cool pattern in their bowl of oats. Don’t forget to stir in a teaspoon of margarine for more nutrition and an extra tasty treat.
Slice bread in funky shapes by using a cookie-cutter or upside down glass to make their breakfast plate more interesting. Make a face by using veggies like mushrooms or mini tomatoes to create eyes, a slice of bacon or macon to form a mouth and bean sprouts to resemble hair. All it takes is imagination and the leftovers in your fridge.
Kickstart your kids’ day with Rama . They’ll love you for it!