The Tutoring Center, Hillsborough NJ 


We here at The Tutoring Center in Hillsborough have offered a little advice on superfoods to include in your child’s diet in the past, and today we’d like to build on that by providing some suggestions for brilliantly healthy breakfasts to boost your child’s brainpower and keep them energized through busy days.

Yogurt popsicles

These yogurt pops are a great source of protein and calcium (not just good for bones; it’s been shown to be vital for cognitive function) and the fruit supplies some healthy carbs and vitamins. Your child won’t believe that they get to eat dessert for breakfast! Simply blend a handful of fruit with a few cups of Greek yogurt, pour into popsicle molds, add a little extra chopped fruit, and freeze.


Smoothies are a fantastic way to encourage your child to eat healthy in the mornings, and they’re especially good for children who don’t fancy eating hearty meals in the early hours. The best thing about smoothies is that you can include anything your child fancies. A good base is a blend of ½ cup Greek yogurt, ½ cup milk and one small banana, but feel free to jazz them up with some exotic fruits or berries, or even include a little peanut butter and/ or avocado to supply more protein and healthy fats, both essential for healthy brains.


Oatmeal might not sound all that exciting to some people, but if you let your imagination run wild you can cook up some truly mouthwatering variations on this breakfast classic. Stir in some peanut butter and top with jelly for a sumptuous PB&J oatmeal, top with chopped fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey for a classic fruit bowl, or get adventurous with savory oatmeals. Try stirring half an avocado into oatmeal while it cooks for a delicious creamy texture and health boost, and top with a poached egg for more protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and choline (proven to boost brainpower).

Whole wheat pancakes

Sub out refined white flour for whole wheat flour to provide more fiber, vitamins and minerals, and protein. To make the batter, mix 1 ⅓ cups whole wheat flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder, ¼ cup Greek yogurt, 1 cup milk, ½ cup mashed banana, 1 large egg, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar for added sweetness and a hefty pinch of salt and cinnamon. Top with blueberries for a delicious, brain-boosting and antioxidant packed breakfast rich in everything your child needs for the busy day ahead.

Every child finds some subjects easier than others, but it’s important that your child be well-rounded academically. If they appear to be struggling with any subject, The Tutoring Center is here to help, with Geniuses in Training academic programs geared at providing targeted assistance. Call 908-829-4253 to learn more about how we can help.


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