NOTE: The following giveaway is open to Canadians only.
Normally, when I tell people that my kids don’t like breakfast, their reaction is quite predictable.
Really? But breakfasts for kids are so yummy!
I’ve never heard of a kid not liking breakfast!
OMG, my kids are starving in the morning! Aren’t yours?
And so on and so forth.
Thing is, my boys just aren’t interested in eating at all when they wake up. If I sit them at the breakfast table, they’ll play with their food. If I let them camp out in front of the TV, they’ll ignore their breakfasts completely. I’ve tried bribing, begging and everything in between… and still, they don’t eat.
So, I decided if I can’t beat ’em, I’d join ’em. I started thinking about foods they do love to eat – and how they love to eat them. And I realized that my boys really are finger food people; they like to select, dip, repeat. I made it my mission to create a well-balanced, dippable meal that they’d enjoy.
First, it had to be loaded with protein. Breakfast meats like bacon and sausage are great… in small doses. I simply don’t want to create an environment where high-sodium foods are a dietary staple. So I turned to my old stand-by: Greek yogurt. Loaded with protein and calcium, it’s the perfect breakfast food! I selected an Oikos Banana Greek Yogurt as I figured it would be pleasing to young palettes. Then, to up the protein content even more, I added a tablespoon of smooth peanut butter. Could there be a better combination? I think not. …