View Full Version : Quick breakfast ideas?
01-18-2006, 11:36 AM
I'm looking for quick, child-friendly breakfast ideas. All too often I find myself with 15 minutes or less to feed children and assemble lunches before they have to leave - why does it take so long to get them all dressed? Yes, I know, I should get them up earlier...
01-18-2006, 01:20 PM
I give the kids oatmeal from the packet a lot. Just mix with hot water and you're good to go.
I do frozen Van's waffles sometimes too.
And fruit smoothies several times a week.
Cold cereal works well in a pinch
Now, getting them to eat in a timely manner and not dawdle when you're late. . that's a whole other story.
01-18-2006, 01:24 PM
Amy's also makes frozen "toaster pops" that my girls like. They are kind of like toaster pastries, but a lot less sweet -- basically whole wheat outside with fruit jam on the inside. The strawberry and apple kinds are vegan unless I am mistaken.
01-18-2006, 05:06 PM
How about making a big batch of healthy trail mix (or buying some from the bulk bins at the natural foods store)?
My husband and son love munching on dried fruits and nuts, particularly dried apples, cranberries, pecans, almonds, maybe even throw in some cereal/granola. Dried papaya is awesome too. You could have it all ready in ziploc baggies to eat on the go, or while you pack their lunches.
Sometimes we even just even just do apple slices dipped in peanut butter. Yum.
And we go through ALOT of van's waffles around here. My family likes them plain, eaten like a big cookie right out of the toaster; that would work as an on-the-go or running-around-the-house solution.
01-19-2006, 12:57 AM
Perhaps you would have more time if you packed the lunches at night? I always try to pack my lunch at night, and that usually makes the mornings less hectic. There's not really anything I can think of that would need to be packed in the morning.
01-21-2006, 08:25 AM
I second the "get ready the night before" theory. The only way my daughter gets out the door on time for her ride is to have her clothes and hair things all laid out the night before, etc.
Sometimes on the weekends I'll make HUGE batches of pancakes and then freeze them in singles or twos. A minute in the microwave and voila...fresh pancakes from scratch on a school morning!
01-21-2006, 09:25 AM
Yeah, I do that with pancakes too, we reheat in the toaster oven and then they get all crispy on the outside and soft inside, yum
01-21-2006, 11:30 AM
Well I don't have kids to get ready for school yet, but I go to school and here is what works for me and could probably be child friendly as well...
I make yummy muffins on the weekend and freeze them, but leave out enough for a day or two and then each day I make a smoothie which takes two minutes if you use frozen berries, and I have a muffin with it or take it to go if I am out of time. The smoothie is sweet and creamy so you could probably find a combination that your kids like, and you can experiment with muffin types as well. My favourite are the stork muffins from Vive Le Vegan, they are healthy and filling and satisfy my sweet tooth!
01-26-2006, 06:38 AM
Thankyou everybody for all your good ideas!
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