What’s really in your family’s breakfast?
Whether you are a mum, will be a mum one day or know someone who is a mum, you will know that we all want the best for our children. We give them foods to help them grow up big and strong. It’s terrible that foods we think are healthy are not. They are actually bad for ourselves and our children, and we don’t even know about it.
Don’t go blaming yourself! We are set up to fail through cheeky marketing by big budget companies and silly Australian food regulations. We are fooled into thinking that what’s in our kids’ meals is healthy.
I think one of the main areas we are all set up to fail is breakfast. Did you know that over 95% of all breakfast cereals have more sugar per serve than the World Health Organisation recommends for an entire day!
What About Yogurt?
Yogurt is one of these foods we think is great for us but unless it’s the boring plain Greek yoghurt kind it is really high in sugar. As soon as you add some flavouring, the sugar jumps from 1 teaspoon per 100g, to 4 teaspoons for the same amount! An example of this is Chobani banana flavoured yogurt.
Common “breakfast Foods”
We all know Froot Loops are bad for us, but did you know that Nutri-Grain has over 6 teaspoons of sugar per 100g? That’s before you even add the milk! Then there’s raisin toast – how much damage can 2 slices of raisin toast do? A fair bit! Two slices have 4 teaspoons of sugar and this doesn’t include the butter.
Do you enjoy a glass of orange juice with your breakfast? Then you are adding up to 8 extra teaspoons** of sugar to your breakfast.
What’s the Solution?
If you’re like me, you’re busy and on the go, you want your kids to eat healthily and quickly, then try my kids’ smoothie recipe. I make this every morning for my two girls (miss 4 and miss 2). They absolutely love it and it sets them up for a great day. Why not give it a try? Here’s the recipe!
Something exciting is on the way for healthy kids’ breakfasts too! So keep an eye on our website!
So these are just a few traps to look out for when thinking about healthy breakfast options. Don’t forget that there are loads of breakfast and brunch recipes for big people too in our recipe hub! Of course The Lady Shake is the perfect breakfast for us busy ladies! You can get yours here.
**This information is sourced from http://www.calorieking.com.au and is based on a 100g serving size. May vary according to brands.