Experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for kids and adults alike, but what do you do when your child is sensitive or even allergic to many of the common grain, nut, and dairy based breakfast items? The good news is that there are many healthy, simple, tasty things you can share with your family every day to give them a good start on the day while staying away from aggravating their allergies or sensitivities. Today, we’re going to explore just a few great alternatives that the kids and adults in your family are sure to love!
Fruit has always been a favorite addition to a well balanced meal. Most fruit contains fiber, carbohydrates, and even a little natural sugar to help get the day started with a healthy smile!
You are by no means limited to dairy or soy milks these days, so if you’ve been missing the creamy goodness of milk in cereals or as a morning drink, you’re going to be excited at your options! Nut milks like almond and cashew are slightly sweet with as complex flavor for families without any nut allergies. Hemp milk is a rich and flavorful option that many people love. Rice milk is also a great alternative and it’s especially good blended with spices like cinnamon or cardamom.
While many cereals are high in gluten and other grains, some are free from all those ingredients. Now days it’s easy to find gluten-free, grain-free, and other hypoallergenic alternatives to usual cereal. If you’re concerned about sugars and dyes, you can also find alternatives for those in just about every grocery store.
Juice is a staple for many families at breakfast time, but did you know that many juices are loaded with artificial fragrances, flavors, sugars, and preservatives? If your family loves juice, consider investing in a juicer so that you can create fresh, healthy juices each morning. You just may find that your kids love the process of thinking up fun combinations, and you can even thrown in a few green leafy veggies without changing the flavor of most fruit juice!
See how easy it is to have an allergy-free breakfast? Start every day with a great meal and a lot of love and you just may find that allergies, stress, and mood swings lessen in a short time. Plus, sending your family off into the world with a full stomach and a happy heart can make all the difference in creating a great day!