One of the most important meals for kids to learn is breakfast. It's not about them; it's about you. The earlier you teach this one, the sooner you get to sleep a little later.
Just this morning, I woke up to the smell of sizzling pancetta, butter, and eggs. Although it smelled delightful, I knew that meal wasn't for me, and that's what made it great. It smelled like 15 more minutes of sleep and the joy of having raised a competent teenager. I savored my last moments in bed, knowing the boys were feeding themselves a legitimate breakfast. Eggs are an excellent, cheap protein, and learning to cook them in a variety of ways is key.