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Breakfast Food Confidential: What’s Really in Kids’ Faves and 9 Healthier Alternatives

By brooklynsupper |

Few would dispute the importance of a healthy breakfast, especially where kids are concerned. But mornings? They are so, so busy, and it’s easy to turn to grab-and-go foods that you know your kids will eat. But the thing is, just because a food is marketed as a “breakfast” item doesn’t mean it’s a good choice. In fact, some so-called breakfast foods have more calories, fat, and sodium and less protein than a bowl of ice cream. Check out some of the worst breakfast offenders and healthier suggestions for your busy family after the jump.

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Breakfast Foods for Kids: What's Really in Them and 9 Healthier Alternatives

Orange Juice

Because it comes from fruit, it's easy to think of orange juice as healthy, but when you compare approximately equivalent amounts of orange juice and soda, you can see that, because of the high sugar levels, OJ is basically soda with Vitamin C.

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Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell write the blog Brooklyn Supper, dedicated to seasonal ingredients and wholesome home cooking. Read bio and latest posts → Read Elizabeth's latest posts →

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