Monday, January 22, 2007

Breakfast

I am stuck in a breakfast rut. I serve my poor kids the same few things every morning because they are simple to get together. I am generally a cereal gal so me having to think up anything more complex than that first thing in the morning is hard. Right now we are on a whole wheat toast spread with apple butter streak. I pair that with yogurt raisins and call it good. I guess what I am trying to say is Help!! Give me some ideas about what else is out there for breakfast. I need tips on what to feed the kiddos. I am sure they will be quite happy with expanded breakfast options.

14 comments:

Sarabeth said...

If you are nuts, so am I.

I find that it isn't breakfast that gets into a rut in this family. The kids get the same foods night after night.

As for breakfast, I will actually make pancakes using a box mix. To spice it up, I use food coloring to have pink, purple, blue, greet, etc. pancakes. I've also gotten pretty good at making letters out of the pancakes. Call me weird, but the kids eat them.

We also do cheese toast or cinnamon toast served with fruit. I bite the bullet every few weeks and buy the pre-cut melon from the melon bar at our local grocery store. That's always fun.

My kids don't like milk in their cereal, so we also do dry cereal (usually Life) for breakfast with some fruit.

Steph said...

The favorites in our house are oatmeal and cold cereal. Eggs make an appearance every now and then, as do frozen waffles and pancakes. Nothing too original to contribute...

chelle said...

I am no help ... Becca eats oatmeal and a piece of toast every morning. Her choice though ...

We are boring and routine :P

CHEL said...

My little one loves pancakes and I use a "light, unsweetened" syrup. He also loves when I scramble eggs with little pieces of ham, waffles, oatmeal and lots of fruit.

chichimama said...

We rotate between pancakes, eggs, waffles, oatmeal, bagels, and cereal (with milk for one, without for the other). I don't know that there is much originality to breakfast :-).

Our issues are lunch and dinner. We have four foods, none of them a meat. Unless you count processes chicken nuggets a meat that is...

Gina said...

Mine for some strange reason does not like to eat immediately after getting up, so he gets an organic yogurt smoothie (not made personally by me!). Then later we will eat oatmeal or dry cereal or whatever. I need to get out of my rut before he starts going to school early in the morning.

Tracy said...

We have very early mornings on school days (6:30am ~ eek!) so it is usually very quick easy things like cereal, toast, waffles, fruit for us.One of my sons doesn't like toasted bread so he has a sandwich now and then ;). Sorry I wasn't much help.

Mel said...

When DH is home he makes smoothies or crepes. We love it!

I'm too lazy for that! Oatmeal, eggs or precooked bacon with toast and fruit.

Anonymous said...

what's apple butter?

If u have a health grill u can do a healthy fry/grill up really easy - sausage, bacon, tomato. add toast and ur sorted! other than that beans on toast.

Tracy said...

I forgot to add with my previous comment ... sometimes we have muffins (like blueberry or bran) and fruit or yogurt :).

misunderstood mother said...

how about unusual oatmeal soup?

Vicky said...

I suppose natto (femented sticky soy beans) mixed into rice isn't a very acceptable suggestion??

admin said...

Reading your post and the comments it generated I´ve just realised how boring my breakfast is, same cup of tea and toast every morning!, so I cannot really suggest you anything. specific for breakfast. I love cooking though, so I'll keep an eye open in suggestions to be prepared for when our baby grows up and needs proper breakfast

cheers,

http://onebabyblog.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

We have the same thing for breakfast too! (cereal and banana for Boy, toast and half a pink grapefruit for me) but I picked up a family cookbook at the library the other day, and I'm trying one of the breakfast recipes tomorrow morning - it's a mixture of blueberries, raspberries, oat flakes and yogurt heated up on the stove. Sounds a little fiddly, but I need something different!