Finding time for a healthy breakfast can be challenging for children. Here are some quick tips, including insight from St. Paul mom and blogger Alice Seuffert.

⊳ Make a smoothie. They’re portable and a good way to sneak in fruits and veggies. Seuffert uses her Magic Bullet to make kale smoothies that she can drink in the car on her way to work. Her daughter often asks for a “green smoothie.”


Prepare eggs the night before. Want eggs without the cooking time in the morning? Try boiling eggs ahead of time and storing them in the refrigerator. Or do an egg bake and jazz it up with unexpected ingredients. Seuffert makes a Hawaiian egg bake, adding pineapple, cherries and bits of Hawaiian bread.

Find a nutritious cereal. Some of the best, according to Yale University’s Cereal FACTS study, are Post Shredded Wheat, Fiber One Original Bran, Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs, Kellogg’s Unfrosted Mini-Wheats and Barbara’s Bakery Hole ‘N Oats.

Allie Shah