Looking forward to breakfasts lately? You might not be the only one.
Aside from being the most important meal – from a physiological standpoint – breakfast is also crucial in setting the tone for the rest of the day. With each sip and bite, we slowly transition from our groggy, woke-up-like-this selves into our regular groove. We become determined again to carpe diem and conquer our goals one by one.
And lately, with most of us staying at home, we find ourselves spending more time at the dining table with our families. Despite everything that’s going on in the world, it’s during these moments when we can take a step back and simply cherish another blessed day in the company of our loved ones. Some extra sharing wouldn’t hurt before we move a few meters away to work or study, right?
Now that we don’t have to hurry often to go somewhere else, we get more precious opportunities to bond. Mommies, these are chances to create more moments with the fambam. You can keep each breakfast a golden experience through these tips:
Check in on each other
Any time you’re together as a family is a good time to check in on how each other is doing. These are extraordinary times, and fostering a healthy level of communication among parents and children helps gauge how each one is coping with the situation, as well as individual responsibilities.
A 2015 literature review also revealed that frequent meals with the family helped increase “self-esteem and school success.” The presence of “healthy family environments,” which leads to “family connectedness,” was found to be helpful for teens’ mental health and well-being. Navigating the formative years is a rocky journey, but having the family as a support system can make it more bearable.
As a golden time for the fam, your bonding can get tighter with fewer distractions such as TV, gadgets, or even work. By setting a soft rule to discourage these as much as possible, everyone at the dining table will realize that breakfast is an important part of the day that must be treated with respect.
Even us adults aren’t exempted. We have the rest of the day to do other things, but the chance to finally be able to sneak in a few minutes or hours with the family doesn’t come often. Music is allowed, especially if it will lighten up the mood!
Prepare a healthy meal
Eating breakfast begets a happy family! Several studies have already proven the benefits of starting the day with a healthy meal, such as helping in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure rates and increasing energy levels.
Where to start? Mommies, try the easy-to-make NESTLÉ GOLD Cereals as your family breakfast bonding partner. Especially made from whole grain corn, GOLD Corn Flakes are toasted to perfection so the whole brood can hear the loudest crunch with every spoonful! These are also filled with nutrients such as B vitamins, iron, and calcium.
According to a 2018 experiment, research volunteers who ate cornflakes for breakfast had a “more positive mood,” “less emotional distress,” and “fewer cognitive difficulties,” among others. Not only will everyone enjoy their breakfast through NESTLÉ GOLD’s yummy and crunchy Corn and Honey Flakes variants, but will also be able to nourish themselves for what lies ahead.
That’s communication, attention, and nutrition for you. Breakfasts can be more than just meals; now, these could be turned into bonding occasions that boost our relationship with ourselves, our bodies, and the entire family – helping each one feel physically and emotionally secure despite these uncertain times.
When we keep our mornings bright, upbeat, and golden, there’s a big chance that the rest of the day will follow suit. – Rappler.com