It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is especially true when it comes to providing fuel for our children. What our little wiggle worms eat in the morning gives them the strength and energy they need to grow and learn during the active hours to come.
Here in the States we have our standard morning fare, and we all have our tried-and-true breakfast go-to’s. However, there’s a great big world out there beyond eggs, bacon, hash browns, cereal and like, representing a staggering variety of tastes and traditions (some of them seem downright weird to all but the most cosmopolitan world traveler).
A recent article in the New York Times chronicles what children from across the globe are eating for breakfast. It comes along with a fascinating slideshow with surprising photos of such fare as a fermented soybean dish called Natto in Japan, to Chikondamoyo—a cornbread-like cake in Malawi. Check them all out and get a new perspective, and possibly some new ideas for breakfast time. In fact, we’d love to hear from our Wellness Warrior community. What’s your favorite breakfast fare?
Whatever you eat, take the time to eat the meal TOGETHER. You’ll know why if you read our Wellness Warrior item about how skipping meals as a family can lead to obesity and take part in our latest “We the Eaters” #foodshifts challenge on Facebook.
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