A banana split, while perhaps old fashioned, and typically served as dessert can be given a healthy make-over. Bananas are often listed as one of few fruits that kids, and sometimes even adults, enjoy. Why not take a simple banana to the next level of enjoyment. Rich in nutrients, fibre and protein, a healthy banana split brekkie could surely entice breakfast skippers and lazy eaters. Bananas are rich in energy and often
The importance of eating breakfast is not necessarily unknown by most people but it is often ignored by many. In addition to the energy a morning meal provides after a time of fasting, concentration and focus will be improved with the intake of breakfast. Deficiencies in energy and micronutrients such as iron reduce productivity which can increase stress. The simple truth is that breakfast eaters tend to be slimmer than breakfast skippers.
Eating a morning meal as a daily habit should be instilled in children at a young age to ensure they meet their nutrient requirements. High fibre cereals fortified with iron are a significant source of daily iron. Iron deficiency in toddlers and young children can have a negative impact on learning potential when starting school. Iron is an important nutrient for cognitive development and function which includes concentration and memory recall.
Excuses for skipping this nutritional opportunity are endless but the health benefits of eating a well balanced meal before starting your day are well worth waking up a little earlier. If time is short, set the family table with a high fibre cereal, fruit, bowls and spoons right after the dinner clear up. All you need to do is grab the milk in the morning. If you need more inspiration, try some of these recipes: