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post #21 of 27
Karne and Chicky2--All your talking about bread is giving me the motivation to make some today! Yum! There is nothing like homemade bread, especially on the cold winter days!

My dp is not a breakfast eater at all. Very rarely he will have something, but most of the time he doesn't get hungry until 1:00 or so. I am a huge breakfast eater, I never was until I was pregnant and now breastfeeding. I NEED to eat within an hour of waking and if I don't, it isn't pretty! I look like if I don't! Ha!

For our quick, out of the house breakfast ds will have a kashi cereal bar and fruit. If I have time, I'll juice some carrots, apples and beets and drink as is, or add to a smoothie. But, normally our breakfasts are scrambled eggs with spinach, onions, garlic maybe some cheese, oatmeal with yogurt or just plain yogurt with granola, flaxseeds, nuts and/or berries on top, homemade bread and hummus, left over homemade pizza, ds likes ww noodles and peas (I usually keep some made in the fridge for him), new favorite--ww pumpkin oatmeal pancakes! SOOO good! Once and a while we'll have a bagel with veggie cream cheese, but that is more of a treat than anything. Oh, and homemade muffins. We have been experimenting with different recipes. I have an oatmeal muffin recipe (from hillbilly housewife) that I have modified with ww flour, add banana for most of the oil, shredded carrots and clove, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Our other fav is ww pumpkin muffins and I normally shred some carrots in with those too. I don't have any canned pumpkin today, but am thinking of making it with sweet potato, I'm sure it will come out well. What do you think?
post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by calebsmommy25 View Post
Karne and Chicky2--All your talking about bread is giving me the motivation to make some today! Yum! There is nothing like homemade bread, especially on the cold winter days!

Our other fav is ww pumpkin muffins and I normally shred some carrots in with those too. I don't have any canned pumpkin today, but am thinking of making it with sweet potato, I'm sure it will come out well. What do you think?
My oldest dd was in a bread baking mood the other day and made 3 loaves of ww and 2 loaves of raisin bread. MMMMMM!

I think sweet potato will probably be even yummier than the pumpkin! More nutritious, too!

I have some fairytale pumpkin thawed out. Back around Thanksgiving my oldest dd went to the farmers market looking for pie pumpkins. They didn't have but one,but they had this huge pumpkin w/a bruise on one side where it had been dropped (very recently). They gave it to her for free, and I cut it up and roasted it, then foodsaver'd it and froze it. It's stringy, but I can put it in the blender and use it for muffins.
post #23 of 27
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Ladies please continue to share with us your breakfast ideas. Ill be making another post giving some "did you know facts" about breakfast meals.
post #24 of 27
Both my kids NEED to eat shortly after waking up or they're a wreck -- tearful, tantrums, the works! The problem is that during the week we need to leave for school early, and they also need to sleep as late as possible. So what I've been doing to give them a few extra minutes of sleep is having "car breakfasts." We have about a 20 minute ride to school, and they sit back there, wake up slowly and eat their breakfasts. I know it's not an ideal situation, but it seems to be working out better than waking them up early and trying to shove breakfast down their throats as soon as they're semi-conscious.

For this reason, breakfast has to be portable, minimally messy yet still nutritious. Here are some things we've been doing:

• hard boiled eggs (though DD just dropped an egg yolk and stepped on it, mashing it right into the carpeted floor mats )
• whole-wheat toast topped with peanut butter, Nutella or jam
• cheese sticks or Babybels
• sliced fruit
• waffles or whole-wheat toast sandwiches with banana and peanut butter or Nutella

The last option is their favorite and I like it too since it has fruit, grains and protein.

I also give them a cup of milk each or sometimes a smoothie made with fruit and yogurt.
post #25 of 27
Nice thread! We are into breakfast !!!! that is the first thing my little ones ask for when they wake up. Loved all the good ideas.Need to try them one by one.Thank you all..
post #26 of 27
I'm stressing breakfast with my kids and especially DH who is just too lazy to make himself something in the mornings ugh.

My kids usually need a while until they get hungry. When we get up they both have a cup of chocolate milk and our breakfast is usually

- banana/blueberry pancakes with agave nectar
- scrambled eggs with homemade buttered bread
- just bread with homemade applesauce or peanut butter, jelly etc.
- oatmeal with yoghurt, agave nectar and cinnamon
- cream of wheat with applesauce
- every now and then a breakfast burrito

I bought buckwheat flour today and gonna try some buckwheat pancakes tomorrow morning since i messed up the pancakes this morning as I put too much salt on them
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by wantingagirl2b#4 View Post
I fully disagree with pp about cold cereal and not being nutritious. We love the Pumpkin Raisn crunch by Nature's Path, can be purchased at Sam's.http://http://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...0101&s=grocery It is high in fiber and contains Omega-3's all all the benefits of whole grains! Right now yellow corn grits by Arrowhead Mills with fried eggs is a big hit in our house!
The following link explains the process by which cold cereals are made. It explains how the nutrients in the whole grain and the fake vitamins are all destroyed during the process of extrusion.

IMO cold cereals are not nutritious.

http://www.westonaprice.org/Dirty-Se...-Industry.html
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