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My son likes toast (he has recently decided he likes toast with CINNAMON, said in exactly that way), cereal and milk, oatmeal and "breakfast sandwiches" (I usually make egg, ham/sausage and cheese on an english muffin). He also loves bagels and fruit.

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My daughter is 18 months old her breakfasts are:

toast with peanut butter
fresh fruit
whole milk yogurt
dry cheerios or the healthy cardboard cereal my husband eats (sometimes she dunks her cereal piece by piece in my milk and eats it)

She won't eat eggs although I keep trying.

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Wow, okay, let me see if I can remember it all, my son is 2.5

Oatmeal with some kind of fruit, peaches, raisins, apricots, etc

Whole milk organic yogurt (or lowfat, depends, vanilla flavored OR sweetened with honey) with fresh or frozen thawed fruit, berries, peaches, banana, nectarine, etc, sometimes with homemade granola, sometimes high fiber cereal, sometimes flax meal stirred in

Muffins, zuchinni, banana, apricot almond, bran, blueberry, etc, usually homemade

Pancakes, buttermilk, banana, blueberry, whole wheat, cornmeal, buckwheat with grade B maple syrup and fresh fruit

Eggs, either scrambled (usual), omelette with cheese, fritatta with herbs and veggis, soft boiled with toast soldiers, quiche with veggies, sometimes meat

Toast with homemade or storebought jam, or plain

Cereal, always high fiber, many times organic, always whole grain and sometimes multi grain, sometimes homemade granola

Sometimes sausage, usually turkey

Fruit, fruit and MORE Fruit, usually if nothing else with it, cheese of some kind

NEVER drinks milk (hates it) but does put it in his cereal and oatmeal

Rarely french toast, usually challah or cinnamon bread, usually with homemade fruit syrup (maple syrup heated with fresh fruit of some kind)

Rarely cream of wheat (a childhood fav of mine) with milk

Usual and most likely breakfast is yogurt with fruit and cereal of some kind

Obviously I love to cook, and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day usually.

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My children like to make their own breakfasts. So they have a choice of:
Cold cereal, Oat meal, Grits, Eggs, Waffles, Pancakes, Malt-o-Meal, or Cream of Wheat.

Usually very simply made and they all enjoy eaching being able to have what they want instead of everyone having the same thing. Usually it is Oatmeal or Cheese grits.

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My son is 2 1/2 years old. Common breakfasts:

-oatmeal, with a variety of flavorings added

-yogurt, sometimes with fruit, sometimes with a crunchy granola-type cereal

-cold cereal and milk


-pancakes(I make huge batches when I cook them and freeze, so theses are usually quick and easy)

-eggs, pretty much any style


-supper leftovers

-fresh fruit

-bagel with cream cheese(sometimes he even eats the bagel instead of just licking off hte cream cheese)

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My 20-month-old has cereal every weekday. During the weekend, we'll have pancakes and fruit or eggs, sausage and hashbrowns. She's not a big eater, esp. in the morning. I've tried giving her pancakes during the weekday and she's didn't take more than two bites, so cereal seems to be the trick. Maybe because that's what daddy eats?

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DD is 20 mos. and generally eats whatever we eat for breakfast. It varies pretty broadly:

Eggs -- scrambled (w/water or rice milk, nutritional yeast, basil or dill, chopped kale or spinach, salt and pepper), fried, omelet (with veggies, maybe some cheese or salsa)

toast or English muffin

cereal (dry or w/rice milk)

water, watered down juice, herbal tea


oatmeal (walnuts, apples, and cinnamon is her latest favorite, but I'll toss just about anything in there)

pancakes, waffles, "celiac" pancakes (just egg, cinnamon, honey, and almond butter)

Or the classic -- leftover dinner from the night before!

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(Cooking for myself, and a 3 and almost 1 year old.)

Before the weather got so fricking hot, we ate lots of hot cereal (oatmeal, cream of wheat, brown rice, 12 grain, etc.) - sweetened with fruit for the baby and usually maple syrup for me.

Scrambled eggs and cheese (I HATE scrambled eggs, but the kids love them.)

Homemade yogurt, sometimes sweetened with blueberries

Cereal with milk and frozen blueberries

Smoothies (fruit and yogurt)

Waffles, french toast, pancakes (banana or blueberry)

Leftover waffles, french toast, pancakes, with peanut or almond butter

Muffins (if I am ambitious enough in the morning to make them)

Lots and lots and lots of fruit

We usually eat some sort of combination of the above (the kids are big breakfast eaters).

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My ds is 2 1/2 and we try to have something different every day, such as the following:

Always fruit, esp. frozen bananas, blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple

Oatmeal with milk, fruit, honey, maple syrup, and/or cinnamon stirred in

Scrambled eggs with veggies and cheese

Toast w/ peanut or almond butter

French toast with whole grain sourdough

Homemade plain yogurt with fruit

Homemade oatmeal wheat pancakes

Homemade waffles

Fruit/Greens Smoothie (in addition to one of the above)

Breakfast is easy. Lunch is where I have a total lack of imagination!

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olivis is 6 and usually has generic corn pops

now that school has started she has school breakfast along with that instead of junky snack food like brownies huny buns etc (

we do oatmeal sometimes too. i found some organic flax n oats that i really like. i sweeten it w just a little aunt jemima butter lite.

pancakes (also from an organic mix w/ addaed flaxseed) are an occaisional treat as is french toast and waffles

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Thanks for replies!

My son is 3, he has toast with jam everyday pretty much. Its not that healthy I know, but I cant be bothered....

is oatmeal the same as porridge? I heard thats healthy? and what can you use to flavour it?

do they need fruit in the morning?

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Mine are 4.5 and 3..

the 4.5 has rice milk with ovaltine and organic yogurt, different flavors. sometimes he wants cereal with a little milk.

the 3 year old has organic breakfast bars and oj..without

on the weekends I cook pancakes or eggs or buscuits..bigger meals.

of course the baby had momms milk!
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