Whining and Dining: Breakfast on the Go

After the frantic rush of getting everyone dressed, pouring the cereal, nursing the baby, getting the snowsuits on, strapping into car seats... wait. Where was I going with this?

For most parents, mornings are insane. Quite often, I don't remember to eat until someone's having a nap. So I've been making breakfast shakes.

Starting with fruit -- frozen berries and bananas work well -- add any combination of the following: (health benefits in parentheses)

* yogurt (pro-biotics)
* silken tofu or soy milk (high in protein, calcium, magnesium and iron; low on calories and zero cholesterol)
* orange juice (vitamin C)
* a teaspoon of flax seed oil (Omega-3 fatty acids)
* wheat germ (too many to list: read them all here)
* cinnamon (anti-oxident)

Blend. Drink. Easy. I've even thrown instant coffee in there (when really desperate for caffeine). What you create is up to you. It's a portable, vitamin-rich meal in a glass! Skip the tofu and the flax oil and you should be able to pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Worried the kids will try to steal your meal? Just tell them it's good for them.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.