Breakfast Burnout


I'm not a morning person in any way, shape or form. It's common knowledge that I don't actually wake up until 9:30.

Which is unfortunate because I have to have the kids up, dressed, fed, delivered to their various locations and be at work by 8:00.

Morning fog does not begin to cover it.

As you can imagine, breakfast can be difficult. After all, the kids have this weird habit with eating almost directly after waking up. Strange, right? And they have an even odder habit of not wanting cereal every single morning of the week.

I blame their father for that one.

This fall, I resolved to be better at the morning routine; to figure out ways to provide a healthy breakfast to my children; to eliminate the words, "What's wrong with Cheerios? Again." from my vocabulary. I set out on my mission, browsing Pinterest (in the name of research!), recipe sites and my mum's forum. I found a few easy, healthy breakfasts that have revolutionized our mornings.

Well, "revolutionized" might be a bit strong. Suffice to say, the kids aren't complaining and I'm not stressing.

1. Egg Cupcakes – Simply mix eggs and milk, add sausage or bacon or veggies and bake in muffin tins at 375 for 20 minutes.

2. Peanut Butter Roll Ups – Spread peanut butter on a tortilla. Add sliced banana. Roll and go.

3. Pumpkin Muffins – Mix one spice cake mix with one can of pumpkin puree. Scoop into muffin tin and bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

Do you have any other ideas to add to our rotation?