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I am a breakfast eater and have been most of my life. It is the one meal that I don't seek variety and samey-samey is absolutely fine for me. I don't think my brain is too discerning in the morning. During the week you will find me eating a bowl of muesli but I welcome a fry-up or some pancakes at one day of the weekend (especially when prepared by someone else).
The Geege struggles with breakfast but manages to stomach something most mornings. Often just a banana and a coffee, or three.
Dew Drop would eat breakfast foods at every meal if he could. He is the Hobbit of the family who frequently has second breakfasts. He likes all types of cereals, fruit and yoghurt and toast.
The Minx is hit and miss, one day to the next, with no rhyme or reason. Yesterday she ate a bowl of weetbix with sultanas, today she had two mouthfuls and declared she hated it. We take it one day at a time with our precious.
Doo Dah likes variety with his breakfasts but will happily eat something on most days. He makes requests on different days for cereal, toast, eggs, pancakes or a smoothie. We usually give him what he asks for.
Nugget, well he is the fussy fuss pot of the family and breakfast is no exception. He will eat toast, but he would live on bread alone if we would let him. He also likes Nutrigrain, but I only let him have it on holidays.
Needless to say, I am always on the look out for quick and healthy breakfast ideas (that are not cereal) that will meet the needs of all the family. I am accruing a lovely list of options we have been trying out and I want to share with you:
- Muesli muffins (Nugget still won't eat these, but the other kids love them)
- Tomato on wholegrain toast, even better with a bit of cottage cheese spread on there too
- French toast
- Egg soldiers
- Fruit smoothies
- Wholewheat banana bread
- Baked beans on toast
- Fruit salad and yoghurt
- Ham and egg cups - Put a slice of ham into a muffin tray and top it with an egg. Bake until firm. Eat hot or cold.
- Porridge (no success with any of the kids liking oats, but I love it!)
What do you eat for breakfast?