Kid's Activity: Easy Breakfast Sandwich!

by Melissa Jaramillo and Julie Snyder

Kids on the go need fuel! When you wake up in the morning, your body is like a car that has been on a long drive and hasn't been to the gas station. It needs its tank filled! The similarity ends there though. People fuel up in the kitchen after a long night's sleep. While any breakfast is better than no breakfast, a doughnut or pastry will leave you feeling starved in an hour or so. Instead, try to choose a variety of healthy foods, including:

  • Whole grains (breads and cereals)
  • Protein (meats, beans, and nuts)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Milk, cheese, and yogurt

Kids who don't eat breakfast are less able to learn, get less iron in their diets, and are more likely to be overweight.

On the other hand, kids who eat breakfast do better in school and mental activities, are more likely to participate in physical activities, and tend to eat healthier overall. So tomorrow morning, don't run out the door on an empty stomach. Fuel up with a healthy breakfast such as our "Easy Breakfast Sandwich", enjoyed by kids and parents alike!

Ingredient for Each Sandwich

  • English muffin or Bagel
  • 1 Egg
  • Favorite Shredded Cheese (Mild or Sharp Cheddar, Mexican, etc. -- each with its own unique flavor)
  • Thin sliced Ham
  • Butter or Mayonnaise (optional)

Directions:

Prepare egg in skillet over medium heat. You may choose to fry or scramble as desired. Next, heat ham to warm. Sprinkle cheese over your eggs. Toast muffin or bagel lightly, then spread with butter or mayonnaise, if desired. Finally, assemble your sandwich with the egg then ham. You're ready to eat! Yummy!

A bowl of fresh fruit (orange sections, apple slices, berries...) and you've got a simple, nutritious breakfast!

Julie Snyder is a mom of six, interested in kids, pregnancy, birth, people and lives in the outlying Seattle area. Melissa Jaramillo is mom to many. She's passionate about building, encouraging, and strengthening families on this adventure known as parenthood!

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