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2.06.2012

Rise and Shine, Breakfast Time!

Good morning, sunshine! Time for breakfast!

A glass of milk, a bowl of oats, and carrot cupcakes.
That breakfast is the most important meal of the day is a timeless adage. Not only is this common knowledge to most of us, it also has a scientific claim to it.

Studies show that kids who eat breakfast perform better at school. Moreover, breakfast-eaters are most likely to:
  • be emotionally healthy compared to those who skip morning meals
  • be physically fit, with bodies that have more strength and better endurance
  • avoid snacking on sweets and junk food, thereby maintaining a healthy weight
My son was never a fussy eater to begin with, so getting him to eat breakfast has always been a breeze. Of course there were days when he'd wake up on the wrong side of the bed and refused to eat. But serving food on his Ben10 dinner set and letting him watch his morning cartoons always did the trick.

I'm not really a morning person, and breakfast for me is usually just a cup of coffee. But even so, I see to it that Yue and I have breakfast together. While I chug down my coffee, he feasts heartily on a bowl of oats or cereal, a few slices of bread, and a glass of milk or taho (soybean curd). 

Breakfast of champions.
Setting a good example to your kids is the most important factor in getting them to eat right. I guess this is why the little man was never a reluctant eater; I was always there to cook for him, feed him, and eat with him. It's nice to hear Yue's praises for the food I cooked, but it's even more wonderful to see his hearty appetite and satisfied smile. That, for me, is the perfect way to kickstart my day.

Carrot cupcakes! 
Sharing the Blues and the Yellows! Linking up with the 366, too!
Also pitching in for Food Trip Friday, Food Friday, and Yummy Sunday. :)


 

45 replies:

Aileen said...

He seems to be very pleased with that sweet smile. I agree, a good breakfast is a good way to start the day. Hungry = cranky for most people.

Karen Dawkins said...

My son loved blueberry muffins when he was little. Every day, he'd eat them all day if I allowed it! :) Enjoy your sweet boy!

Columba Lisa Smith said...

Totally agree! I am big on breakfast. Since we homeschool, I'm able to cook in the mornings, so we have eggs, sausages, oatmeal, etc. It really makes a difference.
I'm visiting from VoiceBoks. Very nice blog!
Blessings,
Lisa

Jennifer Wolfe said...

You're so right-being with them while they eat and learn to appreciate good food is fundamental to their health, and can establish a great healthy way of living!

Shannon Milholland said...

Wow you are so right about setting a good example. It's so easy to fuss at the kids about eating right while I shove junk down my throat. Thanks for the reminder!

Rebel Sweetheart said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments, ladies! I've learned the value of breakfast through my son. At least I don't run on coffee alone in the morning. Now it's coffee + bread or muffin or crackers. :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, he is so adorable. Love his bright eyes and sweet smile.

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America's Next Top Mommy said...

You're SO right! And you've caught me eating left over superbowl pizza for breakfast! :)

Will follow you! Would love it if you considered doing the same.

(p.s. I'm here from the blog hop)

anney said...

I'm not a big breakfast eater usually just coffee and crackers or minsan water and banana lang di rin kasi ako masyado umiinom ng kape. Buti pa yung anak mo madaling pakainin naku yung mga chikiting gubat sa bahay namin e picky eaters.

SmilingSally said...

I agree. Love your blues.

Happy Blue Monday!

Kim, USA said...

Love that smile!

Yellow Silk Top

This Mom's Heart said...

Eating breakfast is definitely an area that needs some attention! I would never send my children off to face their day hungry, but I often get to 10 or 11 am and remember that I need to eat! :)
(your little man is so cute!)
Stopping by from vB. :)

chubskulit said...

Wow naman healthy ang breakfast ni Mr. Handsome.

My Mellow Yellow

LV said...

I have been preached to all my life, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I love it and enjoy one each morning. Might just be a bowl of cereal.

Mhie said...

I agree with you, sitting with your kids during meal is important.

Joy said...

What a cute boy and I agree it is the most important meal of the day.
I should make sure to eat it more often :)

Anne @ Green Eggs and Moms said...

Yup, breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day :) Glad you can cook and eat with him every day.

Anne @ Green Eggs and Moms said...

Yup, breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day :) Glad you can cook and eat with him every day.

cassandrasminicorner said...

Sarap naman ng breakfast mo and super healthy pa:) Yum!!

Visiting for Blue Monday! Hope you can stop by:)

http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/02/family-dinner-at-buffet-restaurant.html

Adin B said...

Sounds like a good breakfast to me! One good looking little man. Visiting!

Adin B

Bless said...

So agree to make sure to eat breakfast daily. Your boy is very cute :-)

Visiting for the 366BPC!

momgen said...

A handsome kid..From the challenge.

http://www.theworkaholicme.com/2012/02/handmade-yellow-gift-bows.html

I am gie said...

pogi naman ni little boy :) visiting! :)

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wifetoalineman02 said...

awww! what a delish breakfast you have their Mr. Pogi :-) it makes me drool too :-) Visiting from #38 of BPC. Hope that you can return the visit too.

http://www.jessysadventure.com/2012/02/bought-lexmark-inks-for-my-printer.html

""rare*jonRez"" said...

indeed, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! and what a lucky kiddo for such a yummy breakfast! laway mode tuloy ako! lol

bpc 38 visit here!
http://www.progressiveparenting.info/2012/02/my-pregnancy-care-update/

Emzkie said...

yep! thats true! i always feed mine rice in the morning. hindi pwede sa akin ang cereal cereal na yan sa akong student. =)

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cassandrasminicorner said...

Yummy breakfast as in kumpleto wala ng mahihiling pa si gwapito:)

Visiting for #38 BPC! Hope you can stop by:)

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/02/caterpillar-stuff-toy.html

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

oh boy i love your breakfast little guy

visitng from 366 BPC

xoxo
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Rebel Sweetheart said...

Thanks everyone!
Returned the love on your blogs and blog posts. :)

cassandrasminicorner said...

Balik ako dito sis for Mellow Yellow:)

Hope you can stop by:)

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/02/so-much-fun.html

iska said...

'Setting a good example to your kids is the most important factor in getting them to eat right. I guess this is why the little man was never a reluctant eater."

Very well said and I agree 100%!

[pinkc00kies] said...

sarap!!!!

Tetcha said...

Carrot cupcakes, what a healthy breakfast for Yue! Here's my entry: http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2012/02/birthday-blowout-at-kangaroo-jack/

wifetoalineman02 said...

Visiting back Mr. Pogi from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/02/my-9th-birthday-celebration.html

anne said...

What a sweet smile, I am sure he is happy with what you prepared for her. Visiting from FTF. Mine is here Sahm’s Dining Diary

wifetoalineman02 said...

Visiting back from MYM, hope that you can return the visit. Hope that yo uenjoy your breakfast Mr. Pogi :-)

http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/02/my-9th-birthday-celebration.html

Mommy Rubz said...

Kudos to a great mom like you. I am thinking of getting my kids cute dinner sets too. ^_^

Visiting from Project 366 Blog Photo Challenge - Day 38. Thanks for joining!!!

cassandrasminicorner said...

Balik na naman for FTF! Sarap naman ng carrot cup cake:)

Visiting for FTF! Hope you can stop by:)

http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/02/meat-loaf.html

♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

I want the Carrot cake, next to the model. :)

chubskulit said...

Kung ganyan ka enthusiastic ang kakain eh gagagnahan ako magluto lagi hehehe.

My Yummy Sunday entry is at Spice Up Your Life, have a great week ahead!

anne said...

you are exactly right breakfast is important visiting from YUmmy Sunda mine is here Sahm’s Dining Diary

maiylah said...

handsome young man! :)
i so believe about breakfasts being important! i wish i can have those yummy carrot cupcakes... :)

thanks so much for sharing over at Food Friday, Czjai! :)

wifetoalineman02 said...

looks like a healthy breakfast Sis for Mr. Pogi :-) Visiting this time from Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the visit too.

http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/02/our-foods-at-the-chuck-e-cheese.html

wifetoalineman02 said...

Visiting this time from Yummy Sunday, hope that you can return the visit too.

http://www.jessysadventure.com/2012/02/mcdonalds-double-cheese-burger-and-vanilla-shake.html

cHeErFuL said...

we are not breakfast eater on weekdays, ok na ang coffee pero on weekends we love to have one. BUT 6 months ago, since we moved here to bangkok from penh, we've been eating breakfast everyday! anyway, yue so cute and a happy kid! love those muffin! visiting late from FTF, hope to see you around. thanks and have great week. :)

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