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They tell us breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I suppose this must be true. Your body has been sleeping for the last six or more hours, it needs a little sustenance to get it moving. While all this sounds good in my head, try getting my stomach to receive the message. Breakfast is my least favorite meal of the day; I just never seem to be hungry!
For some reason, however, my kids actually enjoy breakfast. Can you imagine? My kids have the nerve to wake up each morning and want to eat, the little animals. (Laughing friends, really.) While I like to push myself (unhealthily, I might add) to go without breakfast, I understand my littles definitely need a good start to the day; especially if we plan to get any learning done!
Because I don’t like to wake up at the crack of dawn and cook each morning and my husband believes our kiddos are more than old enough to start learning to get their own breakfast (thank you!), I’ve implemented a few breakfast ideas which work perfectly into our routine.
Each Sunday morning I dig out our waffle iron and our pancake griddle, cooking up a big batch of each. We have our fill and the rest go into the freezer. During the week, the kiddos start their morning routines by helping themselves in the kitchen. They are free to warm up pancakes and waffles, fry themselves eggs, or grab a bowl of cereal. On occasion, especially during the winter, I will also have a cake plate overflowing with muffins for them to choose from.
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with various pancake and muffin recipes. I like to change things up as often as possible. It keeps things from getting too boring and tempts my stomach to actually put something inside. Some we look forward to are:
Unfortunately, a lot of breakfast seems to be carbs. Perhaps this is to jumpstart our system with a boost of energy? To balance this out, I should also start looking into recipes for egg soufflé and parfait. Don’t those sound delicious? Well… at least in my mind they do. Now, to just convince my stomach that we’re supposed to be eating breakfast. (sigh)
Time to Chime In: Besides the options listed above, what great, fast, fun ideas do you have for breakfast?