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  • We skip it, dont eat until lunch.

    0 0%
  • We forage for leftovers. Stomach doesnt know pizza is a dinner food.

    1 4.76%
  • Cereal. Good enough for me, good enough for them.

    5 23.81%
  • Something quick and easy, usually involving microwave or toaster.

    8 38.10%
  • Breakfast includes use of stove, sometimes oven.

    5 23.81%
  • I feed my junior lumberjacks so well that it should be filmed in black and white.

    2 9.52%
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  1. #1

    Default What is for breakfast?

    A few months ago, I gave up on cooking hearty, wholesome breakfasts for my boys (and myself). It was just too much work, too much mess, and not enough protein. I didnt want to give them sugar cereals, either, so I started buying Jimmy Dean Sausage/egg/cheese croissants. 75 seconds in the microwave and its done. So now, several months later.... I am getting a bit tired of them.
    And am I a slacker? Do I lose my Donna card (not that I had one, the state of my house attests to that) for not producing a well-balanced hearty meal?
    What do other people do? Am I in the realm of typical with my breakfast habits?
    Im so curious, and wouldnt mind expanding my easy with protein repertoire, either.
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    I do a number of things. We make up a HUGE batch of belgian waffles every few weeks and freeze them. Tech LOVES freezer waffles. $4 for the Krusteaz box (though I try to buy them when Publix has them b1g1) and they make up around 2-3 dozen waffles. MUCH cheaper than Eggo (and they stay warm for much longer for some reason). Pop them out of the freezer and right into the toaster. For me? I make up a sort of breakfast casserole, with scrambled eggs, tater tots, cheese, ham (or sausage or bacon, whichever I have on hand). The extra large silicone cupcake pan is great for this. it makes six and I freeze them. Pop them in the oven for 45 minutes or so on 350-400 and breakfast is ready without me doing more than popping it in the oven. I also REALLY love frozen biscuits (either Pillbsury or Mary B's biscuits). Buy the extra large sausage patties, and 20 minutes in the oven for the biscuits and 1 minute in the microwave for the sausage and boom. Breakfast. No muss no fuss. Yes, yes, I can make my own biscuits and freeze them, but a 20 pack of Mary B's is $4. $4 is well worth the time it would take for me to make the biscuits, roll them out, cut them, and clean up the mess. We also have oatmeal but I'm the only one who eats it, and cold cereal for when Tech wakes up early and wants food and I want to sleep

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    A popular morning food here is a fried egg sandwich, toaster and a fried egg. Sometimes a potato and egg bfast taco. The taco is either home made or I go down the street to the mexican restaurant. Sometimes pancakes. Dd likes bagels and cream cheese. Dh and ds will eat almost anything you put in front of him in in the am. I like to grab a handful of fruit in the morning. Breakfast really changed once I found out about my diabetes and allergies. I miss the bacon and sausage. And I am so not giving up my potato n egg breakfast tacos with tons of hot sauce! NO WAY! LOL!
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    All of the above. Depends on the day. We do usually have something, it's rarely skipped altogether. But we'll go through phases. Cereal for awhile, bagels and cream cheese for awhile, eggs getting cooked (it's one of the few things both the kids can cook easily), me making hot oatmeal with lots of fruit, everyone grabbing granola bars, kids tearing into their leftovers from Chipotle... could be anything.
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    A combo of the choices above, except we do not own a microwave or buy cereal. Some days it is catch what you can, but we always have these things on hand: homemade bread, fruit (peanut butter on apple slices is very popular these days), oatmeal with nuts, waffles, smoothies, sandwiches, whip up a batch of scones, eggs, fish on rice, beans on rice. Food prep around here is time consuming no matter how small and simple the meal is (7 kids), but I do have teens who like to cook. We have a batch cooking day twice a week to make things easier the rest of the week. Packaged food never goes very far so we just make most everything. We have been known to eat popcorn, apples, cheese, and olives for breakfast or lunch.
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    I usually make a big tray of baked oatmeal or loaf of quick bread on Mondays for people to eat off during the week. That is all the cooking I do - everyone is pretty much on their own around here.

    DS is a big breakfast burrito fan. He makes that on his own. He'll also eat the Jimmy Dean egg white sandwich. Sometimes he'll make us all scrambled eggs and turkey bacon. Sometimes he'll eat dinner left overs.

    I'm a lazy breakfast eater. I drink coffee until I feel like I'm gonna climb the walls, then I break down and have breakfast I usually eat something like a slice of sour dough with nut butter / coconut oil, a boiled egg, a hand full of almonds with an apple, or a bowl of warm berries with flax seed and almond milk, hummus with toasted pita bread.

    DD will sometimes have breakfast, sometimes not. Mostly she'll have something that is more like a snack than a meal.
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    Have you heard of "overnight oatmeal"? The peanut butter one has become my obsession. Such a quick fix because you make it prior to bed in a mason jar and it's ready for you in the morning!
    Here's the link to the recipe I've been using: Peanut Butter Overnight Oats | Minimalist Baker

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    One of my kids is allergic to milk, soy, eggs, and wheat which pretty much knocks out most breakfast foods. We mostly eat safe cereal in almond milk. If we're getting fancy oatmeal in the Instant Pot. On the weekends we might do pancakes, but we're still trying to find a recipe that we'll all eat.

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    We take our food seriously - no pre-packaged, processed food would do. I do not mind cooking a little bit for breakfast:
    - fried eggs, scrambled eggs, omelets, eggs benedicts, egg muffins (from our own chickens) - 3-4 times a week;
    - bacon, sausages (I custom make them from a pig we buy from a farm every year)- 2-3 times a week;
    - I have a recipe for ricotta cheese/whole grain waffles that everybody loves - 1-2 times a week;
    - I often make sauteed vegetables (tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, green beans, whatever else is in the refrigerator) to go with eggs or meats;
    - pancakes. First, we have savory ones, and then I add chocolate chips in the last batch so that everyone can finish with one choc. chip pancake - 1-2 times a week;
    - oatmeal - our laziest breakfast - 1-2 times a week;
    - fresh berries, apples, grapes, citrus fruits to finish off - every day.

    I know, I know - we are a crazy high-maintenance mixture of foodies and nutritional Nazis, but I would not have it otherwise
    Last edited by Oksana; 01-26-2017 at 01:16 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayssmile View Post
    One of my kids is allergic to milk, soy, eggs, and wheat which pretty much knocks out most breakfast foods. We mostly eat safe cereal in almond milk. If we're getting fancy oatmeal in the Instant Pot. On the weekends we might do pancakes, but we're still trying to find a recipe that we'll all eat.
    Egg, dairy & gluten-free pancakes | BBC Good Food
    I just looked at the reviews for this. Someone said to add sweetener like vanilla. Someone else said they are good with nutella (is that dairy-free?).
    Buckwheat is also a good alternative for flour. And, applesauce is sometimes a good binder instead of eggs. Best luck in cooking to you. I know food restrictions can feel tough sometimes.
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