Start Every Day with Breakfast!

Choose healthy foods from each food group to:
  • Help children do better in school.
  • Give you energy to stay active.
  • Give you nutrients to stay healthy.

No time to make breakfast? Try one of these breakfast ideas for a quick meal on the run.
  • Whole grain tortilla with banana and peanut butter
  • Yogurt with dry whole-grain cereal on top
  • Trail mix with cereal, nuts, and raisins in a snack bag and a glass of low-fat milk
  • Scrambled egg with low-fat cheese on a whole grain bagel
  • Oatmeal in a cup with dried fruit and nuts on top
  • Fruit smoothie blended with low-fat yogurt or milk
This quick and easy smoothie recipe make a great breakfast-on-the-go.  It is also perfect for after-school snacks.

Breakfast Smoothie

Serves 1

1/2 cup low-fat milk (1% or fat free)
3-5 frozen strawberries
1/2 banana
Ice Cubes

1.  Place the milk, strawberries, and half a banana in a blender.  Blend for 30 seconds.
2.  Enjoy your drink with a whole wheat bagel.  You can choose any combination of your favorite fresh or frozen fruits or 100% fruit juice.

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