Maybe your mom would never have done it, but it’s really okay to serve leftover pizza for breakfast. What’s important is that your child eats something nutritious before beginning the school day.
“There is no reason why you can’t have dinner foods for breakfast if that is what your child will eat,” says Caroline Steele, M.S., R.D., director of Clinical Nutrition and Lactaction Services at CHOC Children’s. “Eating every three to four hours keeps blood sugar steady, which helps a child’s ability to pay attention, concentrate and learn.”
If your kids aren’t hungry when first waking up, try these “grab and go” ideas for nutritious breakfasts that may be eaten in the car or at school before class begins: