We’re big fans of breakfast at Van’s – for everyone from babies to the more senior among us. As we’ve said
a time or two before, we understand how important it is that children get a healthy start to the day, both for their bodies and for their minds.
At the same time, we know that busy schedules and opinionated kids can complicate breakfast decisions. This piece
from the San Jose Mercury News
tries to address that by sharing some healthy, fun breakfast ideas for the high school and college set.
As the piece points out, teenagers often make their own choices about breakfast – and they can pay the price. Studies have linked healthy, protein-rich breakfasts with improved brain function in teenagers, and the story highlights lessons some California teens have learned about breakfasts that keep them going.
Among the suggestions that caught our eye?
- scrambled egg whites with whole wheat toast and fruit
- whole grain cereal with fruit
- yogurt smoothies
- breakfast burritos (we recommend whole grain tortillas)
Our particular favorite was the Belgian waffle sliders – “waffles sandwiched around peanut butter and bananas, or a chocolate-hazelnut spread with berries.” Doesn’t that sound delicious? And we know just the place
to grab some fabulous Belgian waffles.