What you and your kids are eating for breakfast

Author: Belinda Macdougall   Date Posted:18 September 2017 

Whether you are a mum, will be a mum one day or no someone who is a mum, you will know that we all want the best for our children and we give them foods to help them grow up big and strong. So I think it is terrible that foods we think are healthy are actually bad for ourselves and our children and we don’t even know about it.

Before you go blaming yourself, realise that we are set up to fail through cheeky marketing by big budget companies and silly Australian food regulations.

I think one of the main areas we are all set up to fail is breakfast. Did you know over 95% of all breakfasts have more sugar per serve then the World Health Organisation recommends for an entire day!
 
Yoghurt is one of these foods we think is great for us but unless it’s the boring plain greek yoghurt kind its really high in sugar. As soon as you add some flavouring – banana chobani  yoghurt for example the sugar goes from 1 teaspoon per 100g to 4 teaspoons for the same amount!
 
We all know fruit loops are bad for us but did you know nutrigrain has over 6 teaspoons of sugar per 100g … and that’s before you add the milk!
 
And then there’s raisin toast – how much damage can 2 slices of raisin toast do?  A bit with 4 teaspoons of sugar and this doesn’t include the butter.
 
If you’re like me and you’re busy and on the go and you want your kids to eat healthily and quickly try my kids smoothy recipe I make every morning for my 2 and a half year old and my one year old. They love it and it sets them up for a great day.

Like a glass of orange juice with your breakfast? Then you are adding up to 8 extra teaspoons of sugar to your breakfast. 

*this is based on 100grams serving size from Calorieking.com, May vary according to brands.