A Healthy Breakfast, A Healthy Me?
Yesterday I went to Brisbane for my third Kellogg’s Mums brunch. I had such a wonderful day spending time with bloggers I don’t often get to see and wish I’d had more time with them.
At each of these events we’ve talked about breakfast, what our morning routine is like and what our concerns are around cereal. In our the cereal intake has pretty much exclusively been the Aldi version of Weetbix and porridge. I thought that was because they were my preferred options for health (read: sugar and salt) reasons but have realised that it’s actually because we shop at the market and Aldi and rarely go to the supermarket to buy groceries.
Since finding myself with a few packets of cereal in the house, the kids have been
inhaling eating them and I’ve realised a few things.
1. Cereal is yum.
2. My kids love cereal.
3. I don’t think about whether the kids are getting a rounded diet enough. I am conscious of the “treat” food, milk (mainly because Bliss goes through it like it’s going out of fashion) and water and give occasional thought to salt but that’s about it.
4. I need to think more about fibre and protein.
5. I am not concerned about my kids eating cereal like Sultana Bran, Special K, Just Right, Guardian etc…for breakfast, in fact it could be complementing their daily intake of necessary nutrients.
6. My biggest concern about breakfast is me.
Until recently I regularly skipped breakfast. I’m conscious that Bliss is now at an age where it’s important to eat with her as a model of behaviour and I have no idea what I should eat.
As I have shared before after Bliss I gained a lot of weight which I lost before falling pregnant with Bear and am now trying to lose it again and I have no idea what sort of food I should be eating for breakfast to aid that process.
Do you have any suggestions?