Kid-friendly recipes the whole family can enjoy
(Family Features) There's a reason for the adage, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." It's because breakfast provides an opportunity to get important nutrients that are difficult to make up over the course of the day. In addition, children and adults who eat breakfast regularly tend to have healthier body weights than breakfast skippers. Studies also show that children do better in school when they eat breakfast, most likely because they can concentrate and focus better. Despite this knowledge, however, it is estimated that 12 to 34 percent of children and adolescents skip breakfast on a regular basis.
"Children model their parents' behavior, so you can't expect your children to eat a healthy breakfast if you don't," said Elizabeth Ward, a registered dietitian and expert on family nutrition. "As a mom of three daughters, I personally love serving Eggland's Best eggs on my breakfast table. Not only do they taste great, but they contain less saturated fat, double the vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as 10 times more vitamin E as ordinary eggs. I even keep some hard-cooked Eggland's Best eggs on hand for a quick and healthy snack."
For children who may be picky eaters, scramble up the usual breakfast dishes by getting creative with these kid-tested and mom-approved breakfast recipes from Elizabeth Ward's kitchen. Additional inspiration for cooking with eggs any time of day can be found at www.egglandsbest.com.