Breakfast ideas?

12 Sep

I have to admit I’m not a breakfast eater…yes, I know it’s the most important meal of the day! With my daughter starting school I’m having a hard time thinking of good breakfasts for her. She usually eats fruit or yogourt for breakfast, sometimes some cereal. But then usually a snack  not too long after – so that’s why I need some good, hearty suggestions that are done in 1 sitting, and are pretty fast and easy. What are your kids fave cereals? Any good recipes for kid friendly breakfasts?

And what does everyone send for snacks and lunch to school? We’re lucky that it’s just one snack, think we will mostly just stick to fruit and water, or maybe crackers and cheese….very simple stuff!

14 Replies to “Breakfast ideas?

  1. A protein food is good for breakfast as it lasts longer before you get hungry again. So yogurt is good or eggs or cheese, or even milk with cereal. Or sunbutter/nut butter and toast or a muffin. If I find some more specific ideas, I’ll send them to you.

  2. I have been eating this Oat bran Oatmeal hot cereal lately. It’s really good and it keeps me going for several hours on work days before I feel hungry.

    Oat Bran Hot Cereal

    Serve with milk, honey and bananas.
    Ingredients:
    1/2 cup large-flake rolled oats
    2 tbsp oat or wheat bran
    2 tbsp raisins or chopped dried fruit
    1 tbsp sesame, flax, pumpkin or
    sunflower seeds
    In a small pot, combine rolled oats,
    oat bran, raisins, sesame seeds.
    Stir in 1 cup water.
    Cook on medium high until oats are
    tender and water is absorbed. Cover
    and let stand for 2 minutes.
    Makes 1 serving

    • Will have to do that for sure! I had thought of nutella/banana wraps for school but forgot about the NUT part! 😉 Good idea for quick breakfasts.

  3. A couple of ideas: Toad in a Hole (or Eggs in a Basket): Butter one side of a slice of bread. Put it into a heated skilled, butter second side and, using a water glass, cut out a hole in the center. When bottom is golden, flip… after a few minutes, break an egg into the hole and cook until bottom is golden. Can do a quick flip to cook top of egg.

    Can also prepare pancake batter the night before and leave it in the fridge. In the morning you just fry them. Sprinkle a couple of blueberries on the top before flipping for a fast, easy blueberry pancake. (Kids nomally like them smaller – silver dollar pancakes.)

    Or oatmeal done in a slow cooker of microwave or pot – can add bananas, strawberries, blueberries, etc., before serving. Oatmeal is a great breakfast – keeps you going for a long time.

  4. What a great site! I have saved those and printed out the apricot yogurt scones recipe. I also noted another link from one of the ideas, for portable take-with-you breakfasts – which would also do for lunches for kids and adults. Just search in the top right ‘easy and portable breakfast recipes’ and you will get the link.

    You might just begin having breakfast, Nadine!

  5. We make breakfast parfaits by layering fruit(can cut up a few days worth), yogourt and cereal in a glass. It can be served with toast if you need a little more food.

  6. My day has to start with protein, whether I have time fry up 1 egg or eat 1 TBSP of Peanut Butter.
    If I give myself time to make breakfast, sometimes I make a fruit & yogurt parfait.
    Layering vanilla yogurt, granola and fruit.
    1 small bagel with cream cheese
    I find it hard, but it’s best to stay from anything sugary in the morning if you want to keep your energy levels up all day. It seems like all the easiest food have sugar in them :S

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