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!
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.
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.
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
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
That sounds good! Will have to try that for sure! Perfect on a cold day like today
It does sound great – though I don’t have a microwave right now – but hot oatmeal, even instant oats, can have these things added and be good too!
Spread nutella (or pb or sunbutter, etc) on a tortilla and wrap around a banana… Fun and easy to eat on the go as well.
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.
I have seen this one done – and tried it myself – using a leftover pancake instead of the tortilla. It was great!
Just saw this list of make-ahead breakfasts and am hoping to try some of them myself soon! http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/recipe-roundup/10-makeahead-breakfasts-to-start-your-day-off-right-recipe-roundup-155762
We make our own granola. 🙂
Instant oatmeal is great! My son haves a bowl of oatmeal with raisins every morning..with a piece of toast.:)
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.
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!
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.
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