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Posted September 23, 2015 - 9:47pm

Do you think that an english muffin with peanut butter is an acceptable breakfast before school for an 8 year old and 6 year old?

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Yes, but they may need more than that. Maybe add a banana, too? Depends on what time their lunch is.


I agree...maybe add banana or other fruit. :)


I think that is an good breakfast but I know my 2 would still be hungry. I would add milk, chocolate milk or juice maybe, or sausage.

Your Kid's Table

I'm pediatric OT that specializes in feeding and I can tell you that yes it is. Fruit would be ideal, but if your child is refusing/unwilling to eat and they are now feeling hungry in the morning than it is good.


I guess I wasn't signed in when I posted this topic so it posted as "visitor".  Thank you!  A banana was also offered but declined.  I didn't buy cereal at the grocery store this week so hubby asked me what I'd been feeding the kids for breakfast.  When I told him, he told me it was an unaccpetable breakfast.  I disagreed, especially compared to a bowl of cereal!  When I have time I try to make a fruit & yogurt smoothie with spinach to go with breakfast but it was picture day and a super hectic morning!


I hate it when my husband questions what I feed my kiddos. I am the shopper and the meal preparer out of neccesity, not by choice. The position is always available if he'd like to take it over.... ;)

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I regularly give my kids english muffin with peanut butter for breakfast with some fruit. It is a very nutrious breakfast, and because of the protein is actually more sound than cereal!

Mommy Ramblings

Yes I would agree it is good for them before school. As someone else said if you could add fruit that would be super.


Completely agree with you @Candy!  Shopping and making meals are definitely NOT my favorite things to do!


If it isn't, I'm in the guilty-club. My kiddos eat that breakfast a lot. Sometimes we add a banana.


same son doesn't like to eat big in the morning. He eats better at lunch and unless pancakes is on the menu. He usually will have english muffins or toast and fruit.


I agree it's what I have with fruit on top. You could also try some instant breakfast if they're still hungry.

Frugal Minded M...

Totally acceptable.  It probably gives them much more substance than a bowl of cereal.  I have one that hates breakfast and I would be ecstatic to get this into him.  


I can son is not a breakfast person.