5 Healthy Store-Bought Breakfast Foods for Kids


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By Allison Baker, Family Circle

The right morning meal can boost your child's brainpower. Stock up on these ideas for busy mornings.

Evol Breakfast Burritos
Available at grocery stores, $3

Kellogg's All-Bran Original Cereal
Available at grocery stores, $4

Quaker Granola Bites
Available at grocery stores, $3

Archer Farms Simply Balanced Granola Bars
Available at Target, $2.50

Market Pantry Low-Sugar Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal

Available at Target, $2

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  • 20
    Of all the foods in aisles of the grocery store, these are the 5 best things I can give my kids? Based on what criteria? And why do I have to go to Target to get 2 of them?
    I agree with everyone else..pretty lame blog. - 5/21/2011   2:04:50 PM
  • 19
    Pitiful article. Severely lacking in detail. Why not whole grain toast with nut/seed butter, fruit, soy (or dairy) milk or yogurt. There are also many cereals out there besides bran twigs--ones that kids will actually eat! - 5/19/2011   10:35:48 PM
    I don't think this blog can even qualify as an article. Certainly missing alot of information. - 5/19/2011   8:35:37 PM
  • ENZO1979
    Terrible article, seriously - *why* are ANY of these items good? Thanks for wasting my time (I think this is my first negative comment I've ever put on this site). - 5/18/2011   4:40:23 PM
  • 16
    So, why are these products in particular good choices for kids? No way to know just from reading this article. It doesn't seem like much thought was put into writing this. Anyone can just make a list of 5 foods and slap a headline on it. - 5/18/2011   3:11:25 PM
  • 15
    I've tried the Archer Farms bars. I like them with a glass of milk, water, or tea. - 5/18/2011   12:27:06 PM
  • 14
    These sound good, but I'm too cheap for most of them.

    My kids' favorite breakfast is sugary cereal w/milk and juice. I'm happy when they make a better choice - a microwaved egg w/toast and milk or at least a high-fiber cereal, like frosted mini-wheats. I don't make it an issue, but I encourage them to make balanced choices - a grain, a protien/dairy and a fruit. - 5/18/2011   8:41:34 AM
  • 13
    I agree with almost every single commentor. This is a bad example of a list of children's breakfast foods. The All Bran is not something I would ever try to give a child for breakfast. They do not need all that fiber at one time. And if you did give it to them, they might end up having tummy issues and that would disrupt their learning and maybe cause them to be made fun of.

    Plain oatmeal is a great option as so many others have mentioned. So is whole wheat toast with peanut butter and a glass of milk and a peice of fruit. Most of the Kashi cold cereals are tasty and kids think they are fun enough to eat! You can also make homemade burritos the night before and just heat them up quickly and serve with a glass of juice. I would do scrambled eggs with whatever veggies or meat the child likes. I also find that a good healthy smoothie will tempt even the most picky eater. - 5/18/2011   7:14:58 AM
  • 12
    This blog is not encouraging. What a lost opportunity. Steel cut or rolled oats with cinnamon, fruit, 1% or 2% milk/yogurt,is absolutely the best choice. If I buy cereal it's the low sugar/fat. high fiber healthy kind. Even whole wheat muffins with added protein and fruits/nuts are also good choices. There are so many healthy choices out there that the need to buy unhealthy, sugary stuff is a waste of $$$.

    - 5/18/2011   4:30:24 AM
  • 11
    Oatmeal - 5/18/2011   12:57:06 AM
    I LOVE evol burritos!!! - 5/17/2011   1:51:21 PM
  • 9
    Thats a pretty sad list...it doesn't even say WHY someone should buy those foods instead of others. And why are most of those foods available only at Target? Hmmm.... - 5/17/2011   12:43:33 PM
  • 8
    MY HS senior doesn't have a lot of time to eat in the AM but I make her 3 turkey sausages and that tides her over till lunch. - 5/17/2011   11:15:18 AM
  • 7
    My kids love oatmeal. They prefer it over cereal. - 5/17/2011   10:10:08 AM
  • 6
    My 5 yr old daughter loves her oatmeal and yogurt for breakfast....and it has to be the kind where you cook for 5 minutes....she eats so well for her age! And she'll try anything once..{even with my cooking} =) - 5/17/2011   10:03:53 AM
  • JWEBER241
    when i was younger i loved oatmeal - 5/17/2011   10:01:09 AM
    When she was young, my daughter would go straight for the fruit bowl for breakfast - something I had never thought of doing. I was raised on box cereal, so I tend to still head for that in the morning, though I have switched from the big name brands to Kashi cereals. - 5/17/2011   9:48:55 AM
    My daughter is a fan of Clif Bars -- much less sugar than in these other foods and more protein and vitamins. - 5/17/2011   9:08:49 AM

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