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Better Breakfasts for Back to School

A healthy and delicious breakfast doesn't have to involve time-consuming prep

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s especially important for growing children and teens. 

With a day of school ahead of them, providing options that give them the steady energy and focus they need is essential.

A breakfast full of protein, healthy fats, and whole grains gets the day started off right for kids of all ages.

  • Skip the sugary cereals, muffins, pop tarts, and juices. These spike blood sugar and lead to a major crash in energy, focus, and mood right in the middle of your child’s morning lessons.
  • Focus on protein packed options like eggs, meats, and yogurt (without added sugars and chemicals).
  • Offer whole grains that provide steady energy, like oatmeal or whole grain waffles with fruit.
  • Try easy make-ahead options like Energy Bites that allow even the biggest kids to fuel up quickly each morning.

To get the recipe for Dr. Beurken's Energy Bites visit her website


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