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Healthy breakfasts for children: Recipes and valuable tips from a doctor

Healthy breakfasts for children: Recipes and valuable tips from a doctor How to prepare a nutritious and healthy breakfast for a child (photo:

Children are our greatest treasure, and their health is an extremely important matter. One of the fundamental components of a healthy lifestyle for children is proper nutrition, particularly breakfast.

Dr. and health expert Ulyana Verner shared with RBC-Ukraine tips for beneficial breakfasts for children.

Why breakfast is important for children

Breakfast is the first meal after the overnight period when the body needs energy to start an active day. Children who have breakfast regularly have more opportunities to get the necessary nutrients and energy for physical and intellectual development. They perform better in school tasks, have stable moods, and have high cognitive functions.

What children should have for breakfast

Children's breakfast should be balanced and nutritious. Here are some essential components to include:

  1. Proteins: necessary for muscle and tissue growth. Milk, yogurt, eggs, and meat are excellent sources of protein for breakfast.

  2. Carbohydrates: supply glucose, an energy source for activity and concentration. Bread, cereals, fruits, and vegetables are good sources of carbohydrates.

  3. Vitamins and minerals: fruits, vegetables, and berries contain vitamins and minerals essential for normal body functioning and immunity.

  4. Healthy fats: some fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids, are important for brain development. Olive oil, nuts, and avocados are sources of healthy fats.

Recipes for a healthy and nutritious children's breakfast

Eggs with Vegetables and Bread

Ingredients: eggs, tomatoes, spinach, whole-grain bread.

Instructions: fry eggs with sliced tomatoes and spinach, and serve with whole-grain bread. This breakfast is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals.

Oatmeal with honey and berries

Ingredients: oats, milk, honey, strawberries, and blackcurrants (can be replaced with other berries).

Instructions: prepare oatmeal with milk, add honey and fresh berries. This dish is rich in carbohydrates and antioxidants.

Yogurt with granola and fruits

Ingredients: unsweetened yogurt, fruit pieces (apples, bananas, berries), and granola.

Instructions: mix yogurt and fruits, and sprinkle with granola. This breakfast provides vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates.

With these recipes and proper ingredient selection, you can provide your children with a healthy and tasty breakfast that will help them start the day with energy.

Don't forget about regularity and variety, and listen to your doctor's recommendations to achieve an optimal diet for your family.

Earlier, we reported on the connection between breakfast and good grades in schoolchildren.

We also wrote about when children should not watch cartoons.

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