Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Breakfast Made Easy

My husband grew up eating cereal for breakfast. He still loves it to this day. I cannot stand the stuff. It's too sugary and hurts my teeth. I also don't like the way the stuff tastes, but it is easy on busy mornings.

My mornings are busy and early these days. If I get out the door without breakfast, I feel dizzy and lethargic until I put some food into my body. I have been on a mission to find well balanced breakfasts that are simple and fast. I don't mind precooking some food, I just don't want to do it in the morning.

Here are some ideas I have come up with:

1. Hard boiled eggs, 1/2 a bagel with a piece of fruit- I can boil a few eggs Sunday night to last a few days through the week.

2. Bacon, toast and a piece of fruit- I can cook the bacon ahead of time and just heat it up in the microwave for a few seconds in the morning.

3. Fruit, plain yogurt and granola with nuts-  This is an easy breakfast that requires very little prep time.  I have found that walnut pieces are the least expensive type of nut. They're a good source of protein and fat ( great for starting the day!)

4. English muffin, slice of cheese and a piece of fruit- just pop in the toaster and you are ready to go!

5. A bagel and cream cheese with a handful of nuts- It can't get any easier than this!

What simple and easy breakfasts work for your families?



  1. Hi Mama Leigh...happy to see you on my dashboard! Your breakfasts sound yummy...I do eat a bowl of Kashi or Special K every morning, but my children do not really care for cereal. I always have strawberries, oranges, grapes, and bananas on hand and ready to wash and eat. They also like muffins! I try to make a batch each week for breakfasts and lunches. We like pumpkin, blueberry, and cinnamon. Also a double batch of breakfast breads can work by making and freezing some. We like pumpkin, cinnamon, and blueberry bread! : )

  2. Thanks Billie Jo! I have been on a slight hiatus due to my life getting a little crazy as of recently. Hopefully I should be back regularly now! I completely forgot about muffins and breads. I love doing those for breakfast too. My husband and daughter love them too :)

  3. We grab yogurt if we are running out the door, or fry up some eggs if we can eat at home quickly. My kids have cereal or bagels every weekday morning.