Sugar Or Protein In Winter

on Sep 29, 2015 @ 02:16 pm

Do you give your kids sugary cereal in the winter or hot cereals like porridge? I think it's better to have something substantial in their tummies all the time but especially during winter.

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sugar? on Mar 17, 2016 @ 06:14 am

Hot cereal in the winter is best

Oatmeal... on Mar 17, 2016 @ 09:24 am

I would go for oatmeal - you can make your own packs with minimal sugar and high in health - they are filling and will give people of any age the right energy to start the day.

Alternatively, make healthy egg muffin tin breakfasts - whip up milk, eggs, and whatever ingredients you want; pour into muffin tins and put into the oven for about 20-25 minutes on 350. Instant breakfast for a few days!


. on Mar 17, 2016 @ 10:22 am

My daughter doesn't care for cereal,she would rather oatmeal and fruit

. on Mar 17, 2016 @ 11:19 am

I would omit the sugary cereals, if possible! They're loaded with sugar, sometimes up to 20 grams per serving, which is a lot for a child's body and brain to handle. The same goes for the sugary snacks they're sent to school with for recess and lunch. The problem is, students become zombies by recess time - that's only 2 hours after they've had breakfast, so imagine what happens by lunch time after that sugary granola bar is added! Imagine what happens to a child with ADHD and 20 grams of sugar in his/her system and nothing else. That's a recipe for disaster.

I can't even begin to tell you how many chocolate covered granola bars and Rice Krispies treats I've counted in the school yard. I actually buy a bag of apples and keep them in the classroom. I offer to swap with them and they'll bring the sweets back home and enjoy with their family, not at school when they need to work.

Mind you, when worse comes to worse, sugary cereals or snacks are always better than nothing at all, but please try to make healthier choices as much as possible. Yes, they're cost efficient, but again, not the best for health and learning. I do understand kids need to be kids, so having them eat sugary cereal/snacks is fine from time to time, but it's best to limit it on weekends and not when they have to go to school.

I agree with oatmeal and fresh fruit. The homemade egg muffins sound fantastic and convenient to just grab and go! Scrambled eggs and breakfast sausage, grilled cheese sandwich, yogurt/granola parfait or smoothie, and whole wheat English muffins with cream cheese and berries can be other options.


Oatmeal is a better choice... on Mar 17, 2016 @ 11:47 am

However, it does not have much protein...

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