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post #21 of 48
Cookiepie -- thanks! I use a cup of oatmeal, about 2 medium apples, a smallish peach, and probably 1/4 cup raisins (I adjust depending on how much of one fruit I have, though). I'm not too exact about it -- I do whatever looks about right. :-) The nuts probably add up to 1/2 - 3/4 cup -- sometimes it's a bit less if I'm running low.
post #22 of 48
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Originally Posted by theatermom View Post
Cookiepie -- thanks! I use a cup of oatmeal, about 2 medium apples, a smallish peach, and probably 1/4 cup raisins (I adjust depending on how much of one fruit I have, though). I'm not too exact about it -- I do whatever looks about right. :-) The nuts probably add up to 1/2 - 3/4 cup -- sometimes it's a bit less if I'm running low.
Thanks I'm trying this!!!
post #23 of 48
We love breakfast in our house. Here are a few of our staples:

Fried polenta with an egg and pasta sauce.

Wraps: spinach eggs, cheese, potato, bacon. . .pretty much whatever we have in the fridge

Cheese omelets, a sliced fruit, and toast (DD loves making omelets in the mornings)

Muesli (hot with milk and honey)

Smoothies (whatever frozen fruit, yogurt, honey, almonds, coconut oil)

Oatmeal (milk, honey, ground nuts, sometimes frozen blueberries or strawberries--if I use the fruit, I cut the honey)

Yogurt parfaits: layer yogurt, granola or muesli, fresh or frozen fruit

Sometimes I make those raisin bran muffins that makes a huge batch of batter and lasts for a couple weeks in the fridge. . .just make one pan every morning. Then the kids have yogurt and muffins.
post #24 of 48
Our breakfast of champions?

Homemade waffles with raspberries on top. I make extra waffles and freeze them for later. The raspberries are frozen (a local farm does huge bags) and we just heat them up and stir them until they are a sauce. It's about the only thing she doesn't want to put sugar on.

Sometime she may also eat a scrambled egg but not always.

But in reality, I am always just happy if I can get her to eat anything in the morning - even cereal. She usually doesn't want to eat in the mornings though I am trying to help her change this by giving her a little more time to wake up before offering food.
post #25 of 48
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Originally Posted by madskye View Post
I have a five year old and I make these mini muffin cups of scrambled egg, cheese, and bacon. You just pour the whisked eggs into a greased minimuffin tin (no liners), and top it with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Cook at 350 for about 10-15 minutes and you get little eggy "muffins" that you can take to go or just eat one at a time. They are pretty delicious.

For me, breakfast of champs is greek yogurt, honey, raw oatmeal, and walnuts all stirred together. I let it sit for about 10 minutes so the oats soften. Very good!
I'm going to try this muffin cup eggs. Sounds good. I'm always looking for easy things to make with dairy optional since I can't eat it. Thanks!
post #26 of 48
Well, we are currently re-designing our food since DD now eats breakfast at pre-school, but it WAS:

fried eggs with cheese and chives on them
bread
butter
fruit

or

oatmeal with milk and berries

or (on weekends)

oat or buckwheat or whole wheat pancakes with berries and real maple syrup and... gasp... powdered sugar.

We can't afford fresh eggs. I try to buy free range or free roaming or organic whenever possible.

I'm loving the ideas here... especially the egg muffins!
post #27 of 48

Ideal Breakfast

Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day because it determines what your energy and hunger levels are going to be for the rest of the day. A person that eats the wrong foods for breakfast will feel much more fatigued during the day and crave junk food and energy drinks.
The ideal breakfast is based on light but nutritious foods that are high in protein and fiber, and have the right carbs. The best source of protein for breakfast can be found in egg whites, cottage cheese and yogurts, and nuts. And the best source of fiber and good carbs can be found in fruit. Protein is in charge of repairing muscle and maintaining hunger levels low, and good carbs provide the body with long term energy.
eat a delicious veggie omelet or an amazing fruit and nut parfait. Here are some other option you can choose:

Quinoa with fruit (pear, peach,berries) and walnuts.

Oatmeal with yogourt and berries.

Boiled egg, cottage cheese, fresh fruit and muffin

Beans, eggs, tomatoes toast with nut butter

banana, greek yogurt, berries, hemp oil, nut butter smoothies
post #28 of 48
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Originally Posted by theatermom View Post
Cookiepie -- thanks! I use a cup of oatmeal, about 2 medium apples, a smallish peach, and probably 1/4 cup raisins (I adjust depending on how much of one fruit I have, though). I'm not too exact about it -- I do whatever looks about right. :-) The nuts probably add up to 1/2 - 3/4 cup -- sometimes it's a bit less if I'm running low.
I had this for breakfast today only I was too hungry to wait for steel cut oats to cook so I used rolled oats instead. IT was very good & my house smelled amazing
post #29 of 48
Love the ideas!!!
I have a couple of boys who get picky about breakfast. If it were not for school I would not worry. I want them full until snack/lunch. Cereal just does not cut it.

Scrambled eggs I will mix with leftover rice and sometimes a bit of salsa or cheese.

We also make mcmuffins with an egg, cheese & canadian bacon on a muffin.

Another favorite is a puffed oven pancake. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a pan at 400 degrees until melted. Better to use a high sided pan. Meanwhile beat until frothy a 1/2 cp flour, 1/2 cp milk, 3 eggs, dash of salt. Pour into hot pan of melted butter. Cook until puffed and golden brown about 15-20 minutes. Kind of like yorkshire pudding or popover. You can put anything on it - maple syrup, jam, apple butter. My son had a dairy allergy so I often made this with vegan butter and rice milk.
post #30 of 48
Hey Mamas,
Love this thread. My fave is the eggs in the muffin tin.
Just wanted to add - a childhood friend of mine hated breakfast, and breakfast foods. She couldn't stomache anything "heavy" in the morning....so she used to eat soup for breakfast every morning! I love this idea...a nice bean soup with some broth, and maybe a side of bread & butter or muffin. Great for snow days, and good protein and fiber. Plus, soup is soooo good
post #31 of 48
http://www.backyardbowls.com/

For some yummy & hearty breakfast ideas, check out that website. I ate there over the summer every day for breakfast. So yummy!
post #32 of 48
My son is the pickiest eater. ever. He will eat muffins and french toast. Yogurt too. Today I did frozen blueberries with yogurt. DD2 eats eggs. DD1 eats anything. I'd like to be a veggie family, but DD2 is definitely a carnivore and since she has a heart defect, I am instructed to feed her anything she will eat with calories to help her grow. She gets a lot of eggs. I do make green smoothies, but my 4yo is the only one who will eat them with me.
post #33 of 48
I just made two weeks' worth of egg pockets. I scrambled eggs, mozzarella, and peas for DD (she wanted peas) and eggs, mozzarella, and spinach for me, and folded them spanakopita style into phyllo dough, baked on 450 for seven minutes, and they are perfect. She was SO EXCITED to see it in her breakfast box this morning.
post #34 of 48
I love that muffin idea! I'm so making those.

We make egg "mcMuffin" type sandwiches with ham, egg and sometimes cheese, German pancakes (sometimes called a puff pancake), greek yogurt with granola and fresh fruit, fried egg over rice or polenta (you can also scramble an egg and rice together), french toast, or banana or pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.
post #35 of 48
Just like all the pp's, I love the egg muffin idea!

Here are our typical breakfasts...

granola, yogurt, fresh or frozen berries (depending on the season), hemp seeds on top

super porridge (premade in a large canister) - oats, quinoa, spelt flakes, amaranth, hemp seeds, chia seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans or walnuts, some kind of dried unsweetened fruit, shredded unsweetened coconut, cinnamon and garam masala.
We cook this, add a little hemp oil, almond milk or keifer and in season fruit or frozen berries.

chia tapioca - chia seeds soaked overnight in almond milk with in season fruit or frozen berries, sprinkled with cinnamon

Daily: Smoothie - frozen berries, banana, kiwi, avocado, spirulina, kale/beet/chard green powders, hemp seeds, hemp oil, almond milk, a splash of pom juice, yogurt/keifer, apple cider vinegar (once/week).
(sometimes we are out of something and supplement something else, but this is what we try to put in daily).

We do eggs on weekends or for lunches typically, it seems too heavy for us in the mornings. But those egg muffins are going on our lunch list...maybe even this week, dd would love them! And we buy farm fresh eggs in Ontario for $4.00 from our CSA.
post #36 of 48
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Originally Posted by madskye View Post
I have a five year old and I make these mini muffin cups of scrambled egg, cheese, and bacon. You just pour the whisked eggs into a greased minimuffin tin (no liners), and top it with shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Cook at 350 for about 10-15 minutes and you get little eggy "muffins" that you can take to go or just eat one at a time. They are pretty delicious.
I tried this for my girls this morning.. they loved it. I didn't even have leftovers and they cleared their plates. My oldest even asked if there was any left. Definetly have to remember this for when DH gets back, he leaves super early so it would be nice to have something he can grab and go.

One thing we do here for quick breakfasts is breakfast burritos. I usually put in them: hashbrowns, eggs, bacon (or sausage), cheese, and cut up veggies. If someone wants one all I have to do is microwave it for about 20 seconds or put it in the over for 5-10 minutes (Im not a big fan of microwaving so I avoid it when possible).
We also do a lot of waffles, pancakes or french toast. Ive been limiting those for weekends as "special breakfasts" because otherwise my girls would want them every day. Once a month or so I might make coffee cake. I do muffins on occassion as well, specially if its going to be a super early morning and I know the girls won't want to eat before we leave. Its a good grab and go thing.
When my husband is home he makes all of us breakfast sandwiches. Eggs over easy, sausage (sometimes bacon as well, they aren't that healthy), cheese, cut up veggies on a bagel. They are good but not good for you, that is why he only does that once in a while.
post #37 of 48
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Originally Posted by youngspiritmom View Post
Hey Mamas,
Love this thread. My fave is the eggs in the muffin tin.
Just wanted to add - a childhood friend of mine hated breakfast, and breakfast foods. She couldn't stomache anything "heavy" in the morning....so she used to eat soup for breakfast every morning! I love this idea...a nice bean soup with some broth, and maybe a side of bread & butter or muffin. Great for snow days, and good protein and fiber. Plus, soup is soooo good
This is what we do. I can do breakfast foods okay, but I find that my blood sugar and moods are all over the place if I eat traditional carby breakfast foods. I do soup because I can get a good serving of bone broth, lots of fat, protein, but it won't drag me down like having leftover roast beef or whatever (although I do that a lot too ). I have made gazpacho, minestrone, a zucchini soup when it was really hot out. Today I made a "everything left in the fridge" soup for lunch and I'm looking forward to that for breakfast. Lentil soup is great too.

I also really like quinoa or wild rice with apples, walnuts, maple syrup. DH likes wild rice with peppers and onions with an egg on top.

The kids are pretty all over the place. Smoothies are always a hit, DS won't eat eggs, both kids like pancakes, but they don't seem to last in their tummies for long. They usually eat left overs with me, or we'll make some chicken sausages and veggies or something.
post #38 of 48
One of the following with a serving of fresh fruit (we're vegan and eat about 90% organic)

Whole grain pancakes with oats, nuts, flax and hempseeds in them, I make them about 2 inches across, served with real maple syrup

Cinnamon Raisin French Toast made with a simplified version of the recipe in Vegan with a Vengance

Tofu coated with nutritional yeast and fried in olive oil on whole wheat toast (her current favorite)

Oatmeal with her own little cups of mix-ins -sunflower seeds, hempseeds, raisins, brown sugar

Whole grain cinnamon toast, soy yogurt
post #39 of 48
Home made crepes
http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/basic-crepes/Detail.aspx

6-yr-old likes it with Nutella

10-yr-old likes it with Nutella & slices strawberries & sliced bananas
post #40 of 48
WW toast with almond butter, yogurt, fruit

Baked oatmeal in muffin tins with fruit which is the only way he will eat oatmeal

french toast which I don't like but DS loves and is the only way he will eat an egg in any form

cream of wheat with almond butter and/or prunes

oatmeal and buttermilk pancakes (these are my absolute favorite, I add orange zest, vanilla and nutmeg...mmmm) Also a really easy recipe...2 cups of oatmeal ground into flour, 2 cups of flour, quart of buttermilk, 3 eggs, 3 tsp baking powder, sugar if you want, vanilla if you want and any spices/fruit/nut add-ins you want. I make tons and freeze them.

I'm loving this thread. Breakfast is my favorite meal.
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