Imagine the scene. You have managed to wake yourself and your children up, but now you have to get them clean, dressed, bags packed, school lunches made, cheques written and homework checked, as well to eat breakfast and have a drink before you leave in the morning. You also need to navigate arguments, requests to have another sleepover or have the TV on. Add to that walking the dog, getting yourself dressed and showered. For me break fast survival each morning is all about preparation and routine. Yes it really is a struggle some mornings, but if you put everything in place you are more likely to succeed.
Yesterday I visited a London with my daughters, to chat to a Nutritionist Juliette Kellow and Marina Fogle who were there to offer hints and tips to becoming a Breakfast survival expert. Each put (rightly so) a heavy emphasis on getting a balanced and nutritional breakfast in the morning.
Cereals such as Shredded Wheat, Cheerios, Shreddies are made from the whole grain, using parts of the grain where all the goodness and fibre is. These cereals, as well as others, are also fortified with at least 7 vitamins and minerals, and of course cereals (for the most part) are eaten with milk, so you and your child are receiving calcium too. We also try to add a piece of fruit if we can, as well as a drink, as brains need this to work well. Breakfast is incredibly important for the day ahead.
As well as chatting about breakfast, we also had some fun with the creepy crawlies, this was our favourite a huge millipede.
Miss A had her face painted it was so beautiful and colourful. Annie Newman, was the face painter from www.londonfacepainters.co.uk, she did an amazing job I think. We chatted for a while about her other role as a muralist (is that the correct term?) having completed them for the Beckham’s children no less. Very cool!
You can only imagine the tears when she had to take it off.
We couldn’t resist finishing out day out with a trip to the Rainforest Cafe, and a trip to London Zoo, so our whole day ended up being Jungle and animal themed.