Saying no to cereal isn’t easy. Here’s a list of items that we eat for breakfast. Before we get started I want to mention that if your kids are not eating cereal everyday they may be missing out on getting that extra calcium from milk.
I learned the hard way after a couple of sprains and one broken bone. I can only assume was from not drinking milk every morning with their cereal. I could be wrong. They are boys and boys will be boys. I should have been making sure they were still getting enough calcium. I’m sure the foods they were eating had some in it but maybe not enough.
I’m updating this several years later to say that since making sure they’ve gotten enough calcium we haven’t had any more issues with bones! So maybe that was the issue. I’ve updated the post below with several calcium-rich foods to help you make sure your kiddos get enough calcium.
FOODS HIGH IN CALCIUM
Make sure the kiddos are still getting enough calcium, by speaking to your doctor about supplements or making sure they get plenty of calcium-rich foods.
Why say no to cereal?
Breakfast items list:
- Whole Wheat Biscuits – Add organic maple syrup, honey, butter, jam, pear butter, or jelly
- Butter Biscuits – Add organic maple syrup, honey, butter, jam, pear butter, jelly, sausage, eggs, and/or cheese
- Pancakes – Add Organic maple syrup, honey, bananas, berries or other fruit, jam, pear butter, jelly, or butter
- Toast – Made with Homemade bread – Add organic syrup, honey, butter, jam, pear butter, jelly, sausage, eggs, and/or cheese
- Breakfast Burritos – We like to add ketchup!
- Oatmeal – Add organic maple syrup, fruit like bananas, honey, jam, pear butter, or jelly
- Grits – Add butter and maybe a piece of toast!
- Smoothies – Just add a straw!
- Fruit – bananas, pears, apples, grapes, berries, oranges or any other
- Chocolate Granola Bars – these are amazing and they freeze well.
- Eggs, sausage or bacon, and biscuits.
*I buy my organic maple syrup from Trader Joe’s. They have a great price! Try not to use just any old syrup on the shelf, because most of the name brand pancake syrups are not maple syrup they are high fructose syrup. Real maple syrup has beneficial properties, but fructose does not. It’s more expensive but I made the switch by just giving the kids a smaller amount of syrup. I feel better giving them something that they love, but that is also good for them!
- Strawberry Jam Recipe
- Pear Butter Recipe
- Beautyberry Jelly recipe
- Butter Biscuit Recipe
- Whole Wheat Biscuit Recipe
- Breakfast Burrito Recipe
- Chocolate Granola Bar Recipe
- Smoothie Recipe
- Homemade Bread Recipe
- How to store and restore homemade bread
Do you have more breakfast ideas?
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