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Feeding your family

Make sure your kitchen has breakfast foods such as whole grain cereals, breads, pancakes and bagels, as well as low fat muffins, milk, yogurt, fruit and fruit juices, eggs, peanut butter and cheese.

Get ready the night before by having the toaster, cereal and fruit ready for the morning. If possible set the table with breakfast dishes so everyone just has to sit down and eat!

Ensure to wake up a bit earlier to make time for a relaxed family breakfast.

Make sure the entire family is involved in preparing the foods, choosing the breakfast items and cleaning up.

Make breakfast more exciting by trying these new recipes:

  • Waffles cut into sticks and dipped in apple sauce with milk
  • Fruit smoothie
  • Grilled low-fat cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread, melon slices and 100% fruit juice
  • Leftover pizza made with whole wheat crust and low-fat cheese and 100% fruit juice
  • Whole wheat tortilla or pancake rolled with peanut butter and banana with milk
  • Whole grain dry cereal or trail mix stirred into yogurt with a piece of fresh fruit

As suggested by Canada’s Food Guide , here are some snack ideas that taste great, are simple and nutritious:

  • Whole grain crackers with cheese
  • Cottage cheese and banana or pineapple
  • Whole grain toast with peanut butter
  • Whole grain cereal (dry or with milk) and fruit
  • Yogurt and berries
  • Carrot sticks and boiled eggs
  • Fresh or canned fruits and whole grain muffins

Healthy snacks include at least 2 of the 4 food groups from Canada’s Food Guide . Here are some snack ideas that taste great, are simple and nutritious:

  • Whole grain crackers with cheese
  • Cottage cheese and banana or pineapple
  • Whole grain toast with peanut butter
  • Whole grain cereal (dry or with milk) and fruit
  • Yogurt and berries
  • Carrot sticks and boiled eggs
  • Fresh or canned fruits and whole grain muffins

Create family time – Eat meals together as a family and use the time to get caught up with your family.

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