The other morning, we were having breakfast and Dylan, his bowl loaded up with some coconut and dried fruit granola mixed with organic Cheerios and a few of those new Weetabix Minibix (yep the ones with chocolate), put on his best four-year-old pouting face and, lip curled up, announced…..
"My friend in nursery has Cocoa Pops for breakfast. Why can’t I have Cocoa Pops as well?"
Cue ridiculous attempt to explain the concept of sugar rotting your teeth and not forming the best energy platform for a health breakfast – though not quite as tortured as I did it there.
Dylan nowadays just wants cold cereal though will make an exception for smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels as well as a good cheesy egg omelette. Zelda, the little one, will eat anything and everything put in front of her at this point.
To be honest I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast as a little kid
though I do remember eating toast and marmalade and a cup of tea from
about 8 years old onwards. No healthy grains and no fruit and survived.
So what I’m asking is: Do we obsess too much in trying to keep sugary cereal off the breakfast table? And what do other Gastrokids eat for breakfast?
It would be great to compile a little global guide to kiddie breakfast comparing and compiling Japanese brekkie with American favorites and some African and European treats thrown in as well.
After all, we can’t all eat Cocoa Pops,can we?