Low-Sugar Breakfasts for Kids

Try these low sugar options kids will love.If I left the choice to them, my daughters would eat cupcakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thankfully, it's not entirely up to them, and I still get a say in what fuel they put into their little bodies. I work hard to make sure they eat a well-balanced diet rich in whole grains, fiber, protein, and all the vitamins they need to help them grow big and strong. Simultaneously, I need to work to avoid too much sugar (without shutting down their sweet tooth completely). A low-sugar breakfast is a great way to start your child's day.

Start with Oatmeal

My children love that oatmeal is a hot breakfast option. I love that it's faster and easier than eggs and toast, and my children can (usually) handle its preparation all by themselves. Low in sugar and high in soluble fiber, Quaker Instant Oatmeal is a great breakfast choice for kids of all ages. Add the following to round out your healthy breakfast:

Add Scrambled Eggs & Toast

Though we're usually pressed for time in the mornings, eggs and toast is one of the few hot breakfasts that I can put together for my children that's both low in sugar and doesn't take a hour make. The eggs are either scrambled or fried, and don't include a lot of salt and pepper. This breakfast is naturally low in sugar and high in protein, so it's the perfect choice if I want to send my kids out the door ready to go!

Get Your Fruit In

Some fruits are naturally high in sugar. That isn't the case for the entire fruit family, however, and if you choose wisely, you can put together a fruit salad that's low in sugar and will delight your children. Apple slices, grapes, watermelon, and peaches can combine for a great salad and when you watch your portions, are low in sugar, too. If your children are going to have sugar in their diet, fruit is a healthy choice.

Round out With a Beverage

Many juices can be high in sugar. Make sure to serve your cereal with low-fat milk and a glass of milk or water on the side to round out the meal.

What low-sugar breakfast options do you and your children enjoy?

Content by Kelly Herdrich .