Health-conscious individuals know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for them. If babies could talk, they’d definitely say the same.
It’s a must for them to be supplied with the energy they need to get their metabolic rate kick started — their metabolism needs to constantly run like a speeding well-oiled machine due to their rapidly dividing cells and growing tissues. It’s also a must to have their bodies supplied with good amounts of vitamins and minerals in the morning so that their immune systems are in tip-top shape all day long.
However, it’s not enough that the breakfast provided to babies are nutritionally dense. It’s also a must for them to have interesting textures and delectable flavors — otherwise, those little ones won’t eat them!
So without further ado, here are some of the best breakfast ideas for babies:
A serving of pureed vegetables screams of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Its texture is also perfect for the picky mouths of babies. Finding the ingredients should be trouble-free — moms can reach for vegetables that they would normally feed their babies. However, it’s a different story it comes to the preparation phase.
But that’s okay — all the peeling, pressure cooking and food processing is well worth it when it’s time for purred vegetables to delight hungry babies in the morning time.
There’s no denying that a bowl of rice porridge is very satisfying and filling for adults. Well, the same is true for the grumbling tummies of babies.
Instead of milk, moms can cook rice porridge for their little ones using formula — or even expressed milk if babies are being breastfed. We all know that despite of being hearty rice porridge can be incredibly boring to eat. Save those babies from being fed up with rice porridge rather easily by serving it with mashed bananas.
Perhaps there’s no other healthy treat more suited for breakfast than oatmeal. That’s because it’s rich in fiber that helps keep the blood sugar stable for a long time, plus it keeps constipation at bay. Oatmeal is also loaded with all kinds of nutrients necessary for keeping the immune system strong.
Needless to say, oatmeal is just as good for babies as it is for adults. Serving it with fruits that babies cannot say no to can make breakfast time a truly enjoyable moment for those little angels.
When babies reach 6 to 12 months, it’s time for their diets to level up. This means that they can be introduced to eggs by their parents. Protein, vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, calcium — all of these very important nutrients make eggs the breakfast of baby champions.
One of the nicest things about eggs is they can keep babies feel full for a longer period of time, which is what makes them so beneficial especially for moms that need to carry out a lot of things than just feed their babies.
It’s very important for babies to get good amounts of iron, that mineral that helps ensure that their blood are able to supply the cells with much-needed oxygen. Due to this, meat makes for an excellent baby breakfast.
Making sure that beef and chicken are boiled well helps see to it that the young stomachs of babies are not going to have a tough time digesting them. Fish is also great for babies in the morning time as they’re loaded with high quality protein as well as healthy fats that the growing body of babies need.
Do you have other superb breakfast ideas for babies that your little one cannot seem to get enough of? If so, feel free to share some of them in the comments section down below so other moms may give it a go, too!