If your family is used to the same ol' things for dinner, it might be tough to convince them that breakfast can indeed be a suppertime substitute. So introduce the BFD in a subtle way, instead of just scrambling some eggs and frying up some bacon and calling it dinner.
Don't discount cereal as a perfectly normal – and even healthy – dinner, particularly for those picky eaters in your family. We're looking at you, toddlers everywhere! If you choose a whole grain cereal that's high in fiber and low in sugar and serve it with reduced-fat milk, along with a glass of 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice, you've included an important number of food group essentials. Now how many macaroni and cheese dinners can say that? The point is: If you have a picky eater, the time of day that he eats a particular food is not as crucial as the fact that he's eating a wholesome meal. Score!
In a pinch, some healthy breakfast foods are just far more portable than a nutritious dinner, such as a salad, tends to be. So breakfast for dinner works well if you're shuffling from work to picking up the kids to carting them around to soccer and dance practices. If you're on-the-go, pack up some zucchini bread or carrot muffins (for older kids, please, otherwise those car seats – and everything else! - are going to be covered in crumbs), a fruit and nut granola bar, or a healthy breakfast burrito (whole grain tortilla-wrapped eggs scrambled with a bit of light cheese, some low-sodium deli turkey and a splash of salsa).
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