Considered a healthy breakfast choice, porridge is rich in fibre. It keeps blood sugar level under control, curbs appetite and regulates the building block of muscles. Since you stay on a fast due to an eight-hour sleep every night, a protein rich breakfast is a must. Porridge serves this purpose. It lowers the cholesterol and hence is good for diabetic patients. If your kids are in their growing age, you can add sugar syrup and nuts to the cereal.