- If you're pressed for time in the morning,take advantage of school breakfast programs.
- Be a role model parent. Eat breakfast yourself and with your children when possible.
- Keep easy-to-serve breakfast foods or grab-and-go options on hand:
-Mom-approved "breakfast bowl" filled with yogurt tubes,string cheese
-Cup of yogurt with animal or graham cracker sticks for dunking
-Trail mix or dried fruit with a plastic re-sealable container of milk
You may want to try this easy breakfast recipe shared by Dairymom Jennifer Gross of South Dakota:
Oatmeal Yogurt Breakfast Blend
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup diced apple
2 tablespoons raisins
2 tablespoons sliced almonds
2 teaspoons brown sugar
dash of cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together and serve. For best taste results, prepare the night before and store in refrigerator. Serves:1
More information about dairy nutrition,recipes and tips to help you be a successful Breakfast Champion Mom can be found at http://www.dairymakessense.com.
I'll be thinking about you as your new school year begins and I hope you have a great start to the new school year!