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Getting Fit: Healthy Quick Breakfast Ideas

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Ready, set, go! The back to school rush means grabbing that quick breakfast to get the kids out the door. We must, however, make sure they get a healthy start. KTEN's health and fitness expert, Teressa Hall, made some quick, simple, yummy and healthy ideas on Good Morning Texoma.

Importance of Breakfast for Kids
After 8-12 hours of sleep, breakfast fuels them up for school
Food is BRAIN POWER. They think better (more focused)
Attitude is better (less tired, irritable, restless)  
Perform better (testing as well as sports/athletics)
Breakfast can keep kids' weight in check because it kick-starts the body's metabolism which is our the process of converting our body's fuel for energy. If they skip breakfast, you are more likely to overeat when they eat.
Breakfast sustains blood sugar. Sometimes it's 4 hours before they get lunch.

Rules for Breakfast
Low saturated fat, low cholesterol, low sugar and HIGH in fiber.
Combine protein, fat, and carbohydrates to keep blood sugar stable.

Suggestions to make it Easy and Fast
Stock your kitchen with healthy breakfast options.
Prepare as much as you can the night before
Get everyone up 10 minutes earlier.
Let kids help plan and prepare breakfast.
Have grab-and-go options when there is little or no time to eat.

10 Fast and Healthy Ideas:
Whole grain cereal topped with fruit and low fat yogurt
Whole grain waffles topped with peanut butter fruit or ricotta cheese
Whole wheat pita stuffed with sliced hard-cooked eggs
Hot cereal topped with cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, or cloves
Peanut butter on a whole grain bagel or toast topped with fresh fruit and low fat milk
Breakfast smoothie (low fat milk or yogurt, fruit, teaspoon bran)
Veggie omelet with whole wheat toast and OJ
Bran muffin with yogurt and berries
Hummus on whole-wheat pita and milk
Low fat cream cheese and fresh fruit on whole grain toast