Can rice krispie treats be considered breakfast?

Sondra - posted on 11/07/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My 9 yr. old and I are having a debate, and I would like to put it to the circle.

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Michelle - posted on 11/07/2009

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if he wants to eat them just make sure he eats some fruit with it. My kids love to eat bear paws for breakfast once in a while, I just make sure they have milk and something else thats good with them.

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I would say yes, as others have suggested, as a special weekend breakfast or something. They can't be any worse than Cocoa Pebbles (which is what I LIVED on growing up, breakfast lunch and dinner...sorry mom!) There have been plently of times I have eaten cookies at 5pm at called it dinner lol.

Annery - posted on 11/10/2009

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NO!! It's a snack. krispie treats contain ALOT of sugar, u don't want dat as breakfast for ur child. There are cereal bars u can give them if it's an issue of trying 2 rush out da door.

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i dont think so but i do know why your daughter would say that
they serve it @ skool along with donuts and other sweet treats
explain to her @ home it will not work out and thats it

Mary - posted on 11/09/2009

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I would say as a one off special occassion treat type thing....eg on holiday or something like that, but definately not a normal breakfast as they are far too sweet.

Jenn - posted on 11/08/2009

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I wish I could say "yes, without a doubt" because I love them, but I can't. The marshmallows take it out of the breakfast category and put it in the dessert category. Wait...what about Lucky Charms. Oh no, I am really confused! I still say no on principle. HA! Sorry 9-year-old. Listen to your mother! ;)

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Yep - the question wasn't whether it's a healthy breakfast or not, rather whether it could be considered breakfast. I don't see how rice krispie treats are any worse than donuts, poptarts and toaster strudels.
That being said I wouldn't feed it (or any of the others) for breakfast on a day-to-day basis, perhaps as a weekend breakfast treat. Even then I would not give it alone, I would "tune it up" with some cheese slices, whole wheat crackers, fruits (apple slices, grapes, orange slices) on the side, maybe also yogurt..Then, I have no problem eating rice krispie treat (or any other sugary "junk") for breakfast, or any other meal of the day. In other words only if there are other, nutritionally more sound bits on the plate!!!

Myra - posted on 11/07/2009

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Anything can be called anything, but it doesn't make it true. Rice Krispy Treats may be food, but they are far from a meal. They are even further from the nutrition a kid (or adult, even) needs to think and grow properly.

Kim - posted on 11/07/2009

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If this is really an issue for you then you need to make a compromise with your daughter: she may have 1/2 a rice krispy treat for breakfast ONLY AFTER she eats some fruit/yogurt/or something else healthy first! Also, only allow this occasionally! Too much sugar for breakfast is not a good start to her fun-filled day of learning at school!
P.S. If this is the worst thing you and your daughter are disagreeing on - then you're definitely doing something right!

Delany - posted on 11/07/2009

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heck no that's unhealthy for your child. Toast with jam or anything but sweets.

Kristel - posted on 11/07/2009

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Uh,That would be a definite NO! They are loaded with sugar,and no nutritional value!I know they taste so good, but I believe they are a sometime snack!I know a 9 year old wishes they would be on the menu, but they shouldn't! :)

Robin - posted on 11/07/2009

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LOL! I would love to eat them for breakfast but I hate to say no, not a good choice. Maybe you could come up with a compromise and make some sort of granola-type bar using Rice Krispies, nuts, raisins, etc. Still good and it seems like a dessert!

Tasha - posted on 11/07/2009

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They make a rice krispie treats cereal so I dont see why it couldn't be considered breakfast. I also dont see anything wrong with every once in a while doing something you wouldn't normally do for breakfast. My mom did it with me and my brothers and I do it with my kids. They dont normally get sweets or sugary cereals so one day I spoil them. They call it Mommy's Whacky Day.... They love it!

Christy - posted on 11/07/2009

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GM and some of the other cereal companies have gone to making "cereal bars" they are like the nutri bars but made with cereal and milk. I think the rice crispy treats could be called a breakfast. Also, marshmallow is good for the tummy, even as sweet as it is. If you are worried about nutrition though you could throw in some meat or eggs for protein.

Aleasa - posted on 11/07/2009

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HA! I was gonna say the samething about the poptarts!! Atleast they are both fortified...unlike donuts or cinnamon rolls!

Jade - posted on 11/07/2009

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Well if you consider donuts or cinnamon rolls breakfast, these might be along the same lines. Not exactly the healthiest thing, but technically could be breakfast

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I wouldn't call them a great breakfast, but it would be better if they were the peanut butter krispie treats. Or some other nut butter. Still not a nutritionally perfect breakfast, but at least then they have some protein from the peanut butter. Have some fruit and maybe some milk, and as long as it's not regularly breakfast, it would be okay once in awhile.

Lisa - posted on 11/07/2009

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rice krispies is a cereal, but the marshmallow part adds a lot of sugar. You can eat whatever you want in the morning and call it breakfast, but I wouldn't call that one a nutritionally sound breakfast. and it certainly wouldn't help a person feel good--they'd end up with a sugar high then a sugar low.
and at my house adults may eat a candy bar and call it breakfast but no kid can!!

Caryn - posted on 11/07/2009

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Oh my no! My kids don't eat anything sugary for breakfast, well they don't get much sugary things ever lol
Let us know how your debate turns out! I have a feeling my DD and I will have a few of our own in the future!

Sarah - posted on 11/07/2009

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HaHa! :) Well, I have a BIG sweet tooth. So to justify eating them in the morning that is what I tell myself :) They have cereal in them ;). Not the most healthiest and if you would ask a nutritionist the answer would probably be, No. For me it would be a treat breakfast. Like a Sat. morning or Sunday morning bk. We will sometimes do cinn. rolls for bk on the weekends (probably worse off than the crispy bars).

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