The ideal breakfast for children
A healthy breakfast for children must be tailored to the child's needs. The ideal children's breakfast therefore not only consists of plenty of healthy nutrients, but must also be able to convince the children in terms of taste. Complex carbohydrates, healthy dietary fibres and plenty of vitamins and minerals ensure an optimal performance curve for children. This means they are well prepared for the exciting daily routine at school or kindergarten.
Taste, in turn, is crucial when it comes to motivating little morning grouches to eat breakfast. Since the child's body needs plenty of energy, even overnight, a nutrient-rich children's breakfast ensures that the all-important carbohydrate stores are replenished.
Why a high-quality breakfast is elementary, especially for children
Breakfast is considered by many to be the most important meal of the day. However, this is not only true for adults, but is also of great importance for a child-friendly diet. While the carbohydrate stores in the adult body are comparatively large, the so-called glycogen stores in the child's body are depleted significantly more overnight. In order to be prepared for the exciting and strenuous everyday life of children, these stores must be replenished in the morning.
The best way to do this is with a breakfast that is rich in carbohydrates but low in sugar. While complex carbohydrates from wholemeal products or oats provide a balanced release of energy, a high-sugar diet only leads to short bursts of energy, followed by a renewed feeling of hunger.
A well-balanced breakfast suitable for children therefore consists of healthy whole grain cereals, dairy products rich in minerals and fresh fruit to sustainably replenish energy stores and prevent cravings. In addition, a healthy breakfast for children ensures an optimal performance curve throughout the day. This keeps children focused and attentive, so they are well prepared for the exciting daily routine at school or kindergarten. With the Verival children's brand Yanick & Fee, we have combined the best of healthy nutrients and delicious taste. The chocolatey and fruity cereals and the delicious berry crunchy ensure a tasty morning moment for your children, despite their reduced sugar content.
The basics for a healthy children's breakfast
A child-friendly breakfast is not only healthy, but should also be fun. Plenty of variety and colourful breakfast options should therefore not be missing. If time is short in the morning, a little preparation the night before can help. A beautifully laid table encourages a cosy get-together and already puts people in a good mood in the morning.
The example set by parents or older siblings is also particularly important. A delicious and healthy breakfast can therefore convince even morning grouches to eat breakfast. If even the family-friendly morning routines don't help, children should still not be forced to eat breakfast. An ideal children's breakfast should therefore also be flexible enough to be transformed into a practical breakfast to-go. This can easily be done with delicious and extremely healthy overnight oats.
These can be prepared the night before from healthy oatmeal and milk and rounded off with fresh fruit in the morning. By the way, overnight oats are a good example of an ideal children's breakfast, as they consist of a balanced combination of healthy cereals, fresh fruit and dairy products. High-sugar foods, on the other hand, should be avoided. These provide only short-lasting energy boosts, followed by renewed cravings. As a substitute for high-sugar breakfast cereals, you can use our Verival children's products. The colourful Verival Puffed Wheat with Fruits, for example, contain 30% less sugar than conventional breakfast products and still provide an incomparable taste and pleasant bite in the Overnight Oats.
To ensure that Verival's children's products are as healthy as possible while still being tasty, they were developed in collaboration with nutrition experts. Through extensive scientific input and hands-on tastings with children aged 6-10, balanced and delicious breakfast products were created. Care was taken to reduce the sugar content to a minimum in order to make the children's breakfast even more balanced and still meet the taste of the little ones. More...
Convince yourself and your children by tasting our children's breakfast world. Chocolatey and fruity crunchies as well as delicious and colourful cereals are waiting for you, which not only look good, but also taste like it. By the way, in our organic breakfast assortment you will also find delicious mueslis, which are very popular with young and old due to their fruity taste and crunchy texture. Some of the Verival mueslis even come without any added sugar, which makes them particularly suitable for a child-friendly, sugar-reduced diet. But our sweetened and unsweetened cornflakes as well as the delicious oat flakes and crispy spelt and wheat bips also ensure a balanced and varied breakfast.
A warm breakfast is not only suitable for adults, but also for children. Because the pleasant temperature puts less strain on the body. Thanks to the complex carbohydrates from the oats and the digestive fibres, the intestinal flora is also strengthened. This means that the nutrients can be absorbed more easily and breakfast is literally "less in the stomach". If it sounds a little awkward at first, hot breakfast for children is not as complicated as you might expect. Our delicious Verival Kids Porridge with no added sugar, for example, can be prepared in just a few minutes and, thanks to the organic ingredients, tastes as good as if you had spent hours in the kitchen making it. More...
While you prepare breakfast, the kids can immerse themselves in the world of the cheeky siblings Yanick and Fee, who are depicted on our sustainable packaging. Their funny adventures in the Tyrolean mountains will put even the grouchiest of mornings in a good mood and make them look forward to a delicious breakfast. And the big advantage - oatmeal satisfies for a long time thanks to its swelling properties, providing your children with plenty of energy for the day ahead.
Breakfast for full concentration
For children in particular it is enormously important to replenish the energy store emptied overnight with a wholesome and balanced breakfast. The right nutrients ensure a higher performance curve, i.e. an increase in attention and the ability to concentrate.
It is particularly important for children to have complex carbohydrates and plenty of fiber in the form of whole grains for breakfast. Products with a glycemic index that is as low as possible ensure long-lasting satiety and fewer cravings.
Breakfast with less sugar
Every third child in Austria is overweight. Excessive sugar consumption is directly related to this, because the more sugar is eaten, the more insulin is released and consequently, the more fat cells are encouraged to store. (Österreichische Gesundheitskasse, 02.2020) It is therefore undisputed that unnecessary, excessive sources of sugar must be avoided, especially in children. In cooperation with nutrition experts, we have developed products that either contain no added sugar at all or we have reduced the sugar content by 30 - 50% compared to conventional breakfast cereals.
Healthy breakfast for children overnight
Overnight Oats can be prepared the night before from healthy oatmeal and milk and rounded off with fresh fruit in the morning. By the way, overnight oats are a good example of an optimal children's breakfast, as they consist of a balanced combination of healthy cereals, fresh fruit and dairy products. High-sugar foods, on the other hand, should be avoided. These provide only short-lasting energy boosts, followed by renewed cravings.
As a substitute for high-sugar breakfast cereals, you can turn to our Verival children's products. The colorful Verival Fruit Bips, for example, contain 30% less sugar than conventional breakfast products and still provide an incomparable taste and pleasant bite in the Overnight Oats.
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