Meal Idea for Kids: Breakfast on a Stick

Did you know that children burn approximately 400 calories during the day as they learn to read, write, spell, and take on other learning assignments?  And this only accounts for the time spent sitting!  It’s important to start with a healthy breakfast that feeds their bodies and minds with wholesome foods to keep them going strong.  Today’s meal idea for kids is guaranteed to stick with you and your kids all day long!

Meal Idea for Kids: Breakfast on a Stick

“I do not need a photo to prove my kids were head over heels for this one!  If me and the kids had our way, we’d be eating breakfast food morning, noon, and night.  And at the top of our list would be French Toast!  This time, we skewered (with chop sticks) the French toast with blackberries.  Then I made a blackberry syrup– more like a sauce.  This was a fun way to eat French toast, because we could dip the Kabob into the sauce, rather than pouring it over our plates.

So, for the French toast, we use:

  • Eggs (usually one egg per slice of bread)
  • Milk, just a splash
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon

For the blackberry sauce. I used 1 cup of frozen blackberries.  Placed in a pot and simmered until runny and warm.  MMMM. this was really good!

I couldn’t decide what to say about why this meal is healthy.  There is the

So, this is why Blackberries should be a part of your kids diet:

  • Vitamin C… 1 cup has 50% of your daily needs.
  • Blackberries have an antioxidant (ellagic acid) that helps protect skin from sun damage.  (good if you are like me and forget to bring sunscreen)
  • blackberries are rich in antioxidants (the darker the fruit the better) and have shown to reduce inflammation, and fight free radicals!
  • Your kids should eat them because they are DELICIOUS!!

After you’ve all worked together to prepare, eat, and clean up this tasty meal, ask them how they liked helping create their own meals.  Chances are, they really enjoyed helping to prepare it and didn’t even realize that they were learning during the process!

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