Make time for breakfast | Lifestyles

In basketball, a fast break is a play that moves the ball rapidly from one end of the court to the other. Help a team start a scoring game quickly. Try to take a quick break even for breakfast every day! Breakfast can help your body start the day from “high points.”

Breakfast is important. When you get up in the morning, it has been about 12 hours since your last meal. If you don’t eat again until lunch, it will take nearly six more hours for any new food energy to enter your system. Children and teenagers can focus better on homework when they are not hungry. Studies show that children do better in school when they eat breakfast. Sending a child to school without breakfast is like sending him to class without books.

In Kentucky, more than 80% of schools participate in the School Breakfast program. The breakfast offered through the program is designed to provide one-quarter to one-third of a child’s daily nutrient needs, including calories, protein, calcium, and other essential nutrients. When you skip breakfast, it’s hard to make up for the nutrients you’re missing. If your child isn’t on a breakfast schedule, make a MyPlate breakfast at home.
Here are some ways to make a good breakfast part of your daily game plan. • Make up your own comedies: Who says you can only eat breakfast in the morning? People in other countries sometimes have soup for breakfast. You can too. If a bowl of tomato soup and a cheese sandwich sounds good, give it a try. If you enjoyed last night’s chicken, make it for breakfast today. The goal is to eat something to fuel your day. Teamwork is important: Eat a combination of foods. Try to include a variety of foods in your breakfast. A healthy breakfast includes at least two of the five food groups. Breakfast is a good time to get your vitamin C. Oranges, grapefruit, and 100 percent fruit juices are all good choices. • Prepare your game quickly: If you’re short on time, prepare some foods ahead of time like yogurt and granola so you can quickly whip up a filling breakfast.

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If you have the time, let your child prepare the following scrambled egg dish.

Scrambled eggs in a cup

Non-stick cooking spray

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons of milk
1 tablespoon of cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper to taste.

Spray a large 12-ounce microwaveable cup with nonstick cooking spray.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cheese, tomato, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture into the prepared cup. Microwave on high for 30 seconds; shuffled. Microwave for another 30 seconds and mix again. Eggs used in the microwave are inflated and set. Instead of the tomato, you can use 1 and a half tablespoons of sauce. Calories will be 170.

A free paper class is offered on the 4th Monday of each month at 9am in the Extension Office. Join this group and design beautiful cards.

Our stay at home leader training course will cover meal selection while travelling. You are welcome to join this class at 1pm on Monday 27 March.

The recipe on the calendar for this month will be Veggie Taco Soup. Join us on Tuesday, March 28 at 11:30am to sample the soup. Please register in advance so that enough soup is made, 679-6361.

It’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. We’ll review new eco-friendly cleaning products and help you clean more. Class is Friday March 31st at 1pm. Call the office to sign up.