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 June 6, 2003
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The old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is true. Studies show that kids who eat breakfast concentrate better in school, work faster, are more creative and even score higher on tests! So, set a good example and have breakfast with your kids. The following recipe is a fun breakfast alternative. Time saver tip: Make the night before and store in freezer or refrigerator. Now you have a breakfast for your kid on the go! Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • 1/2 cup vanilla or plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1 TBSP of peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. of sugar
  • 2 cups of oat or wheat flaked cereal, crushed to 1 cup OR 1 cup of lowfat granola
  • 4 small bananas
  • Plastic wrap
  • 4 popsicle sticks 


1: CHILD:  Measure yogurt and place in small bowl.
2: PARENT:  Measure peanut butter and add to bowl.
3: CHILD:  Measure sugar and place in bowl. Mix all ingredients together.
4: PARENT:  Cut four large squares of plastic wrap.
5: CHILD:  Over another bowl; crush flake cereal with hands.
6: PARENT:  Put 1/4 cup of crushed cereal or granola on each plastic wrap square.
7: CHILD:  Peel bananas. Insert popsicle stick in one end of each banana.
8: PARENT:  Spread each banana with yogurt mixture and lay on cereal.
9: CHILD:  Turn each banana once to evenly coat with crushed cereal.
10: PARENT:  Wrap each banana in the plastic wrap square. Twist ends to hold. Freeze or refrigerate until ready to eat. 
Nutritional analysis per serving:  
199 calories
4 grams of fat 

Have questions about your child's nutrition? Ask the experts at Nutrition Explorations or check out more fun recipes for kids !

(Courtesy of the National Dairy Council ï¿½)

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