Climb out of the Breakfast Rut

Nonna Joann • January 29th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

When kids can finally make their own breakfast, it helps with the morning rush. Unfortunately, it’s about that time a breakfast rut usually begins.
The breakfast rut is made with simple carbohydrates: white flour pancakes and waffles topped with sugary syrup, most processed cereals, coffee cakes, donuts, bagels, and white bread toast.
When breaking fast, the morning meal [...]

Most Important Meal

Nonna Joann • January 27th, 2009 • Mealtimes with Kids

Don’t Skip Breakfast
After a long night of sleep, your child’s engine is on empty. A healthy breakfast, containing protein and fiber, will get his engine going. Protein and fiber will satisfy your child’s hunger and keep him feeling full until lunchtime. In fact, studies show children who eat breakfast do better in school.
Mornings are when even [...]

Kids’ Cereal Claims

Nonna Joann • September 30th, 2008 • Mealtimes with Kids

Eighty percent of children eat boxed cereal for breakfast. The Journal of the “American Dietetic Association” reports a study concerning children’s cereals. They found the claims made for kids’ cereals were often misleading. Are you surprised? I’m not!
Cereals sold as “low fat” or “low sugar” were not lower in calories. Brands touted as “whole grain” did [...]

What’s Breakfast Without Bacon (Nitrates)?

Nonna Joann • June 12th, 2008 • Horrible Foods

It turns out—more healthy!
All cured meats, including breakfast sausage, bacon, luncheon meats, and hot dogs, contain nitrites and nitrates. They’re added to processed meats to prevent botulism and enhance the taste and color of the meat. Without nitrates processed meats would be brown, just like cooked hamburger.
Once inside the body, they can form nitrosamines, a [...]

Sunday Quiche

Nonna Joann • June 1st, 2008 • Breakfast

Sunday Quiche
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees and then bake a pre-made single crust whole-wheat pie shell for 10 minutes or make your own pie crust. Recipe follows. Remove pie crust and reduce heat to 350 degrees.
While crust is in the oven assemble:
4 beaten eggs
1¼ cups milk
2 sliced green onions
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon ground [...]

Nonna’s Favorite Pancakes

Nonna Joann • June 1st, 2008 • Breakfast

Nonna’s Favorite Pancakes take only a few minutes to make and they taste better than an expensive box mix.
Mix 1 cup whole-wheat flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder (1 teaspoon if you live at a high altitude), ½ teaspoon salt in a bowl. In another bowl add 1 tablespoon honey (or sugar), 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons coconut [...]