Start the Day with a Healthy Breakfast

on September 06, 2018 / by

Our parents kept reiterating how breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet we kept skipping this meal without realising what it does for our wellbeing. Now a decade or two later, armed with first-hand experience of kids and breakfast, as a mother I have adopted a completely different stance towards breakfast. Instead of explaining how important a healthy breakfast is to my little one, I keep explaining what a heathy breakfast does to our body. Each day I highlight an aspect of breakfast that helps her understand how skipping breakfast may impact her general health in both a short and a long run.

Some of the benefit points of breakfast I highlight for her are (of course, they are simplified with examples she will understand, but here’s the gist): 
* It refuels your body, gives it an energy boost to start the day
* It reduces the feeling of hunger and may decrease situations of overeating
* It improves focus, attention, concentration and memory
* It aids metabolism and helps maintain a healthy weight
* It supports brain function 

As I continuously advocate healthy breakfast, my little one has one important question to ask me …. What really is a healthy breakfast? 

These days most brands mention the product details on their food labels specifying the ingredients in the product, making it easier for new-age mums to make informed choices. I do feel cereals like Kellogg’s make the best breakfast option as they are naturally cholesterol free and also help integrating milk and fruits in the diet enabling a balanced approach to breakfast. A nourishing ready-to-eat cereal, Kellogg’s range is made in few simple steps along with the addition of vitamins and minerals like thiamine, riboflavin, iron, and folic acid through fortification.’

As a mom of a hyperactive six year-old, I try to get Heer to have breakfast regularly. A quick tasty option would be bowl of Kellogg’s cornflakes with milk and fruits that would give her long lasting energy to kick start her day. Cornflakes also enable me to make breakfast more colourful and interesting by adding a variety of fruits, nuts and honey. And to top it a bowl of cornflakes take less than five minutes to prepare my little one for a new day on a POSITIVE note.

A bowl of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes along with a glass of milk is not just a convenient breakfast option but also a highly nutritious one. The milk consumed can fulfil up to 51% of our daily Calcium RDA and the whole dish has become a family favourite. Not only that, being a fortified breakfast dish, the cereals are packed with essential minerals and nutrients such as B group Vitamins, Folic Acid, Fibre, Iron and more. 

So as moms let’s inculcate the healthy breakfast habit in our children and start them off on the right track for a healthier and tastier lifestyle. This national nutritional month, share this blog with your loved ones who skip breakfast and ask them to #BreakTheHabit with a quick and healthy bowl of Kellogg’s cereals.

Until next time,
~ Heena

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