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We've all heard the old adage, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!" We're warned in dire terms not to skip it. Well, I don't need any convincing! I'm usually hungry soon after waking up. And if I get too hungry, I get grumpy. So the kids and I hardly ever skip breakfast.
Occasionally I make pancakes or waffles for breakfast, but most of the time I just like breakfast to be easy. If you're a regular reader, you know I love cooking...but not at 7 a.m.! So if we have a big breakfast (eggs, bacon, biscuits...mmmm) it's more likely to be "breakfast for dinner." In the morning, we try to strike a balance between convenience and health.
For Chickie and me, that usually involves cold cereal with milk. I grew up eating a lot of cold cereal, and I love the huge variety that's out there. We usually get into a routine (or a rut?) with one or two cereals, and occasionally we switch which cereals we're eating. We don't usually eat very sugary cereals, but we do like cereals with a bit of sweetness. It's gotta taste good! And whole grains are a big plus when I'm choosing cereals.
Here's a one-minute video of Chickie talking about the cereal she had for breakfast.
Thankfully cereal can be a good way to get a healthy breakfast. You can read more on the health benefits of cereal at www.loveyourcereal.com.
And here's a confession--we use whole milk. Not 2%, certainly not skim...whole milk. When Chickie turned one, we switched from 2% to whole, and I discovered I love that creamy goodness! Even though both kids are old enough to drink 2% now (and they probably wouldn't care), Mama likes the stuff with 4% fat!
Zoodle sometimes eats cereal, but he's much more of a granola bar kid. He usually has a couple of them for breakfast. He sometimes seems to be the most hungry of all of us...probably because he usually turns his nose up at whatever I make for dinner, so by the next morning he's famished!
By the time the kids and I are getting breakfast, The Engineer is usually leaving for work, or he's at the gym. So breakfast is usually a very casual affair with the kids and me. I catch up on email, blogs, and Twitter, and the kids watch some sort of educational TV show. Our family mealtime is at dinner.
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Mom’s Breakfast Club was started to help educate moms and families about kids’ cereal and share the scoop on their nutritional benefits and ingredients. To learn more about the program, visit www.loveyourcereal.com.