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Here’s a healthy breakfast idea for kids, a breakfast sundae

I am always on the lookout for delicious and healthy breakfast ideas for our kids and ourselves to enjoy. Of course, sometimes, it is easier to reach for the cereal box or put a piece of toast in the toaster. And we certainly do this often! But other days, we are craving something new, something exciting, and I am still eager to keep it pretty healthy!

Then I came upon this recipe for dessert for breakfast!

Read that again. Yep, dessert for breakfast. Yummo!

How much would you love to enjoy a delicious treat that is super healthy?

AND yummy! That you AND your kids will devour, and you’ll know that they filled up their bellies with nutrition, with vitamins and minerals, fiber, healthy fat, and protein. You can’t go wrong.

I am so excited to share our super yummy breakfast sundae recipe filled with healthy and delicious ingredients.

TIP: This recipe is also fabulous as a snack.

Why is it so healthy, do you ask?

I am happy to break it down!

Quinoa: Research shows that whole grains like quinoa can lower cholesterol and decrease blood pressure. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease.

Berries: Berries are filled with antioxidants that can protect against inflammation and oxidative stress. They are filled with fiber, have a yummy sweetness/tartness, and are DELISH!

Walnuts: Walnuts have lots of omega-3 fatty acids and help lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels. They have healthy fiber and protein too! Research shows walnuts are associated with a lower risk of cholesterol also.

Dates: Fiber in Medjool dates can help control blood sugar levels and reduce cholesterol too. And the sweetness is fantastic.

Yogurt: Did you know that yogurt is fermented? And fermented foods are associated with decreased cholesterol and blood pressure levels? Plus, what kids don’t love yogurt?

Pretty impressive, right?

 

 

Seriously, if your mouth isn’t watering… Mine is, just by writing this!

 

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Is cream cheese healthy?

Cream cheese is a versatile dairy spread. It’s low in fat and calories, so it can be used by people who are watching their intake to add flavor without all the extra weight!

Additionally, versions like whipped cream cheese have less sugar than other types of cheeses do–making them healthier for you while still providing tons o’ deliciousness.

Is there a healthy whipped cream?

Truwhip is the healthier, more nutritious whipped topping! It has no hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup, and it is gluten-free. TruWhips also don’t contain artificial sugars like most other brands, so it’s great for your waistline.

Can you eat french toast if you are dieting?

French toast can certainly be healthy. Use whole grain bread, and avoid too much syrup. Eggs have a significant amount of protein, healthy fat, and omega fatty acids. In addition, whole grain bread has a great source of fiber. Sometimes we throw some leftover french toast in the oven to heat up ‘fresh’ for breakfast on the run.

Is peanut butter bad for weight loss?

Peanut butter has healthy monounsaturated fats and protein and iron to boot. Peanut butter does have a lot of calories, though, so be cautious about overeating. For example, a 3.5-ounce portion of peanut butter contains 597 calories.

What are unhealthy breakfast foods?

Foods with excess saturated fats including pastries, cream cheese frosting, pancakes with mini chocolate chips, carrot cake, monkey bread, sticky buns, cinnamon rolls, and cinnamon buns, streusel topping, cinnamon sugar cookies, doughnuts, recipes calling for high white or brown sugar, chocolate sauce, breakfast recipes with powdered sugar, french toast casserole, pretty much all sweet dishes that are hard to digest are not ‘healthy.’ However, there is a time and a place for these delicious breakfast options. Everything in moderation and on special occasions can be part of a nutritious diet. Mmmm… chocolate chips…

Is it better to eat dessert for breakfast or after dinner?

Studies show that eating dessert for breakfast can help stave off hunger all day long. A study from The Endocrine Society reports a 600-calorie high carb meal including chocolate or cookies could improve weight loss by providing energy to last you throughout the morning while still being enjoyable!

I hope you and your kids love this new indulgence. They won’t even know how healthy it is!

 

Enjoy! 

Dr Dina Kulik - Kids Health

Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Written By: Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.

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