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is fruit a substantial breakfast

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nailpolish Wed 28-Feb-07 08:22:05

dd1 in particular wont eat cereal or toast

she is this morning having an orange and a bunch of grapes

obviously im pleased at the healthiness of it all but is it substantial enough?

sometimes she has a yoghurt


Whoooosh Wed 28-Feb-07 08:23:59

If you could add a banana into the mix it would be even better-slow release carbs rather than the instant sugar release of grapes.

nailpolish Wed 28-Feb-07 08:24:46

she likes all fruit apart from bananas (although she has eaten them in the past)

Whoooosh Wed 28-Feb-07 08:25:02

Would she eat something like a bran muffin with the fruit?

nailpolish Wed 28-Feb-07 08:27:23

maybe whooosh, but would that be ok every day? i take it they dont have sugar...

FluffyMummy123 Wed 28-Feb-07 08:27:37

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nailpolish Wed 28-Feb-07 08:34:09

cod i dont know

muffins have sugar so im confused...

zippitippitoes Wed 28-Feb-07 08:40:52

some people find it hard to eat breakfast

grapes are very suagary pear is can buy it in a large jar if fresh is too awkward

or fine oats with the fruit

Whoooosh Wed 28-Feb-07 08:42:15

Yes they do have sugar but so do grapes believe me

{\this recipe} has bananas in but you could just use raisins.

SHOSHAlee Wed 28-Feb-07 08:42:25

We have either beans, spaghetti, poached eggs, on toast or boiled eggs, cheese omelette's, then fruit and a yogurt, I do this for 5/6 and find it is actually easier than faffing about with cereal (don't like 'kids' cereals anyway, to much junk in them)

All my mindees sit at the kitchen table and even the ones that wouldn't originally eat breakfast now do. Its washed down with diluted apple juice.

Whoooosh Wed 28-Feb-07 08:43:03



Whoooosh Wed 28-Feb-07 08:44:17

Eggy bread?

Cheese on toast?

nailpolish Wed 28-Feb-07 08:45:26

shosha, its a shame, dd1 loves eggs but if she eats the yolk it gives her a rash and shes been sick too after eating an egg (allergy?)

sometimes i give her just the white but its a pita tbh

whooooosh i like that recipe, but its not for everyday is it

maybe for weekends for a treat

arfishy Wed 28-Feb-07 08:47:11

How about a smoothie? I whizz up yoghurt, ice, honey and fruit (often banana & strawberries) and get everything down my DD that way.

Whoooosh Wed 28-Feb-07 08:51:25

No not every day I agree-you could make savoury muffins though with cheese?

FluffyMummy123 Wed 28-Feb-07 08:51:59

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Whoooosh Wed 28-Feb-07 08:54:07

"Normal" pancakes with fruit as a filling?

FluffyMummy123 Wed 28-Feb-07 08:55:12

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Overrun Wed 28-Feb-07 08:55:32

I wouldn't worry about it, sounds very healthy. and if you has a carb snack mid morning, I think it is okay

zippitippitoes Wed 28-Feb-07 08:56:46

i only commented on sugar in grapes because hig sugar and not much slo release carbs will make it diifficult to last till lunch

best to try and avoid sugar hits and dips

tho i'm not much good at breakfast..i always take something with me if i'm not at home and able to have breakfast once i'm hungry

difficult with school..i used to be fainting with lbsl by lunch

nailpolish Wed 28-Feb-07 09:31:18

jeez cod it was you who said yoghurts were bad for snack as sugar

make up your mind

so, its agreed that fruit and occasional yog is fine for brekkie

she would LOVE to get her hands on a bowl of shitey coco pops or some other but i refuse

i may try pancakes, she likes to make them herself <rolls eyes> and jam or whatever

she DOES flag mid morning and usually ends up with a roll and butter or the like

nailpolish Wed 28-Feb-07 09:32:29

zip - yes i agree carbs are good for brekkie thats why i am slightly worried

is c heese ok for brekkie?

zippitippitoes Wed 28-Feb-07 09:35:44

is she still at home if so i wouldn't worry and look at topping her up later....but keep the sugar levels down so that she doesn't get mood swings

if she was at school i would suggest getting her up early washed dressed etc drink and leave breakfast as late as poss

nailpolish Wed 28-Feb-07 09:37:18

she goes to pre school, i collect her at 1130 and she is flagging by then

they have snack at school, sometimes she has a cracker, but her teacher says she usually doesnt have anything, she says shes "too busy"

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