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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Our breakfast routine

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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.


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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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174 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I usually grab a yogurt or granola bar for breakfast. The kids like pop tarts.

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Bobbi said...

I love cereal for breakfast too! I've been eating it for years... For as long as I can remember.

Amanda said...

I don't really have a breakfast routine...although with school starting up again, I'll be getting back into one!

Amanda said...

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Kara said...

Because my husband isn't home before the kids go to bed at night, breakfast is our family meal time. We like variety, so we switch it up a lot - scrambled eggs and veggies, quinoa with yogurt and fruit, cold cereal with yogurt, smoothies and toast, oatmeal... I can't imagine skipping breakfast, I'm so stinking hungry when I wake up!

Heidi said...

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Heidi said...

I'm a huge fan of breakfast foods, but (like you) am not a huge fan of cooking first thing in the morning. I like to make a big batch of waffles and then stick them in the freezer, so all I have to do in the morning is pop them in the toaster.

My kids aren't huge breakfast fans so they generally drink a smoothie made with bananas, strawberries, juice, and ground flax seed

nopinkhere said...

I tend to always eat the same cold cereal for breakfast with half a banana. I started making my own pancake mix from scratch relatively recently, and now that it's so much quicker to make them (and to make just how much I want) I make fresh pancakes at least once a week. K especially likes apple cinnamon ones. My husband usually has cereal or a cinnamon raisin english muffin. For K, I make a cheesy scrambled egg (with BBQ sauce for dipping) and leftover pancakes or toaster waffles. M eats some of K's plus some fruit.

Melinda said...

I eat mostly cold cereal for breakfast, but occationally I will have a toaster waffle. My son loves toaster waffles, they are his favorite breakfast.

ElleBee said...

I usually grab something and eat a semi-late breakfast at my desk at work. Daddy takes care of the kiddos, typically with cereal or scrambled eggs! :)

stacief said...

I usually just have a banana and yogurt, but make sure that my boys have something more - like cereal or a waffle with fruit. My husband makes a big batch of waffles and we will eat them all week!

ElleBee said...

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Isabella said...

Peanut usually has either cereal (typically some kind of Chex since they are gluten-free and the hubby can eat it too) or oatmeal...with a chaser of toast about an hour later (since she's still hungry).

For me? I grab whatever I can (usually toast). :)

meeyeehere said...

Well, We all eat different things at my house.I have to drink diet shakes for breakfast,my husband likes bacon and eggs and my son has food allergies so he is limited on what he can eat.
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AmySchiller said...

Our breakfast time is similar to yours. Cold cereal, or easy stuff like pop tarts, granola bars, etc. Sometimes I have a couple hard boiled eggs and turkey bacon.

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Allison said...

While my husband showers, I nurse our little girl, then while I get ready, he takes her downstairs and give her her cereal. I usually come downstairs during this and pop either bread or a bagel into the toaster for the husband and me to grab on the way out the door.

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Buffie said...

Weekday mornings are quite crazy in our house. I usually nurse the baby in between getting me and my toddler ready. My toddler gets a bag of cereal to eat in the car on the way to daycare and hubby and I grab something that we can eat while driving (muffin, bagel, etc). Thankfully our daycare does provide breakfast so my toddler gets another, real breakfast at daycare.

Jess said...

we have the same three things. Fruit loops, Oatmeal, or pancakes.

JC said...

We usually have cereal, oatmeal or granola bar.

JC said...

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Courtney said...

Usually, I'll have a poptart, cereal, waffle, or bagel.

I know I know.

So healthy, right? ;)

Call Me Cate said...

Breakfast during the week is usually a granola bar or some dry cereal after I settle in at work. Anything else seems tough on my tummy. Love the video of Chickie!

Call Me Cate said...

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Sasha said...

Precious video of Chickie!

We've been eating Vitatop muffins quite a bit- I order the mix from Amazon and make them in my muffin top pans- much much cheaper than buying them pre-made.

Sasha said...

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katie said...

I am so NOT a morning person! For breakfast I eat a Special K Bar (Strawberry) at my desk every single work day. Much easier than trying to grab something before I leave for work.

Deirdre said...

I feed the children their breakfast and them by about 11a.m. I decide I should probably eat something too...not a good routine, but it's how we get by...

rootsandrings said...

My husband wakes up early and eats oatmeal in front of the tv. I, on the other hand, grab something as I'm running out the door.

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Beth McC. said...

I eat the same every morning egg white, turkey sausage link on a 100 calorie bagel! I eat cereal for dinner I bet twice a week- Yum! Now I am hungry!

Michelle Brunner said...

Love Chickie's breakfast interview! For breakfast I used to just grab some fruit and coffee but since I am pregnant I need EGGS and lots of them!

Eternal Lizdom said...

I'm working on focusing on a bigger breakfast- trying to get more calories in the morning and less in my dinner time meal. So I'm trying to find ways to increase protein and fruit. Eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, fruit, whole grain english muffin. However, on days when I don't want to prep stuff, cereal and milk for me, too! And I am totally a whole milk gal.

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JS said...

I always eat a bagel with cream cheese. My daughter always has a bowl of cereal. We got all out around here! ;)

Amanda said...

When we wake up it's usually oatmeal with fruit, milk, and honey. Sometimes I put sprinkles on it for a special feel. For me it's a spinach and egg white omlet, banana and whole wheat toast with soy nut butter spread and honey. A well rounded healthy way to start the day.

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Rachael said...

We are a cereal family. It's almost embarrassing how many boxes of cereal we have at any one time in our cupboard. I guess you could say, we like variety!

LS said...

We usually eat cereal during the week.

On the weekends we like to make homemade pancakes or cinnamon rolls!!

Faith said...

We have pretty standard breakfasts around here.

1. Oatmeal with cream, fruit & brown sugar.
2. Buckwheat pancakes with molasses.
or
3. Millet & honey & fruit.

That's about the range we cover.

Katie said...

We usually eat toast or an English muffin. Boring! :)

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mullensfam said...

Hannah has to have protein for breakfast (actually every meal). So we usually have breakfast tacos or sausage or something like that.

jenspurg said...

Usually grab cereal or Pop Tarts during the week. Save the big sit down breakfasts for the weekend.
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Lynn said...

My family usually has cereal for breakfast. I normally have yogurt topped with granola, cereal and fresh fruit.

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Deb said...

I'm a Special K kind of girl with 2 percent. It's easy to pack and take to work since I get up so early - if I ate at 5 am, I'd be having lunch at 9!

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(my daughter called the tongs your daughter is holding 'chicken scissors' because I used them to pick up raw chicken breasts - I couldn't stand to touch raw meat when I was pregnant with daughter #2!)(I wish you could edit comments)

sy said...

i usually eat apples and bananas for breakfast. morning is so busy, but it would be nice to get up early enough to cook something. songyueyu at gmail

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Jessica Sorensen said...

Bowl of cereal in front of the TV while nursing the baby.

Deanna said...

Breakfast for me is plain oatmeal w/half a cup of vanilla yogurt stirred in. For everyone else it's a fend for yourself meal. Usually cereal, breakfast bars, fruit, frozen waffles, and eggs are available.

cmjhawaii said...

My routine is just rush rush rush. I have tried to come up with a real routine, but we have to get up early for a long commute to school and then to work. This year, I vow to come up with a more streamlined routine.
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Wander said...

It's rushed and hurried!
I have teens and we like to sleep til the last minute.
We take something quick with us out the door and eat in the car!
Usually poptarts or bagels.
And a coffee drink!

mandala said...

Fruit (strawberry and banana) smoothies paired with a piece of wheat bread with butter. When we have time to cook, we have sausages, eggs and pancakes.

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Mang said...

My husband and I aren't morning people, so we usually miss breakfast. We eat it for dinner sometimes!

SnoWhite said...

We have breakfast every morning -- it's a staple in our house. I grew up eating mostly cereal for breakfast, but now we eat hot breakfasts -- pancakes, muffins, granola, oatmeal, and sometimes egg dishes... all from scratch. My husband even enjoys breakfast now :)

Shannon said...

We don’t really have a breakfast routine… most times, breakfast at my house is just a bowl of cereal or pop tarts!

Oka said...

lazy enough to leave it at cold cereal or poptarts

Brittany said...

Lucky to eat cereal or fruit!

jennjp0518 said...

i rarely have a "real" breakfast! but i usually eat some cereal!! :)
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Stasha said...

We usually have cereal for breakfast... It's quick and easy. On occasion my daughter will ask for eggs and toast..

Susan said...

We make banana pancakes, smoothies and/or coconut banana muffins for breakfast most days.

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jillyrh said...

We wake up to the alarm, hit snooze, hit snooze again, and then rush around getting ready and have a bowl of cereal with fruit before we leave.

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Mary said...

We usually have cereal in our house in the morning, but if the motivation hits, I will make them eggs or french toast. My kids usually wait until the cereal is nice and soggy before devouring it which absolutely grosses me out for some reason!

Kathleen Grace said...

I usually just grab a coffee and english muffin in the morning, but I love to take it outside in the garden:>) Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

Desi said...

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Jenny B said...

I love making pancakes on saturday mornings for our family of 6. It feels so good to all be able to enjoy a yummy meal together:)

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carlisle clan conversation... said...

We are a grab what's available kind of family, typically ceral. As a homeschool Mommy I always had grand plans of homemade meals three time a day, but the reality is that isn't possible for our family and that's okay.:)

sassy2 said...

Keep it simple - toaster waffles and boxes of cereal!

Angie said...

I work 1st shift and my hubby works 2nd shift. He usually takes care of getting the kids breakfast in the summer. During school they get a hot breakfast at school. At home it's usually a quick breakfast in the mornings but we try to do a big nice breakfast on the weekend. angiewith3 at live dot com

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HSUper Parents said...

My husband and I usually have a 1/2 a bagel each morning. I like it with jam and milk, while my hubby likes it with cream cheese and coffee. On the weekends, we enjoy Frosted Flakes.
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Mandi C said...

I eat yogurt, fruit or PB&J's most times! Easy for a commuter like me :)

Small Footprints said...

Well ... my family is just two ... my hubby and myself. So our morning routine is to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy our backyard for a few minutes before starting our day (we work from home). And that's about it. We don't typically eat breakfast but sometimes on a weekend we make a brunch ... that's a lot of fun and relaxing when we have the time.

holly pocket said...

I grew up eating cold cereal for breakfast on weekdays and big family breakfasts on the weekends (biscuits and gravy, waffles, etc.). Nowadays I gravitate towards eggs and toast as long as I have time to cook something. It's a bit more filling than cold cereal and I don't feel overstuffed like I would with a heavier breakfast.

Amber said...

Oh my goodness, such a cute video! We usually grab cereal, fruit, milk. On weekends eggs and pancakes are more likely ;) Thanks!

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DG said...

My morning routine always consist of fruit and drinking some water to meet my quota. If I have some time but need to be on the go to work I really do enjoy a mini whole wheat bagel and iced coffee. It depends on traffic I guess :)

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Jamie Lovely said...

I'm usually a yogurt or fruit kind of gal. Or pancakes, but only if mimosas are involved ;)

addhumorandfaith said...

Cold cereal with a banana and some craisens, or a cup of fruit yogurt, is my favorite breakfast right now.

Shelley said...

I work nights. Everyone has to help themselves at breakfast time, while I sleep :)

Nancy said...

Breakfast is help-yourself around here. The cereal is in a low cupboard so even the little kids can reach it.

MelissaStuff said...

WE eat toast, cereal and everyone once in a while pancakes when Momma wakes up early.

ElizabethT said...

For breakfast, I usually have coffee and...coffee. (On really special days, I'll add cream.)

mandyjane1 said...

1. grab milk for toddler and change diaper
2. make coffee
3. throw frozen pancake/waffle in toaster for toddler
4. hope to have a few moments to drink coffee while toddler eats!

Angel Jacklyn said...

Everyone leaves at different times of the day with the exception of me. There's really no routine to anyone's breakfast schedule. I have no little ones so I fend for myself. kytah00@yahoo.com

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furygirl3132 said...

Our daily breakfast routine is almost the same everyday. Little one gets a bottle of milk, the oldest gets a bowl of cereal, a Toaster Scramble, or bagel and mommy gets to eat when she gets a chance! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

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Tabathia said...

I try to set up a weekly breakfast schedule to keep the kids in a routine with the new baby here and at least once a week its cereal, oatmeal/cream of wheat, choice of poptarts/strudels with fruit and yogurt, waffles/pancakes and kids choice on fridays and the drink is either oj or milk depending on what they eat
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Alice (fa11enan9e1) said...

I grab milk and cereal or bread and butter, depending on how much time I have.

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gmissycat said...

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Rebecca Graham said...

Monday through Friday, our breakfast routine is grab and go. On weekends, we eat a nutritious breakfast.

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Jessica said...

I eat Raising Bran Crunch. Every. Morning. So good. That's about as routine as I get.

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ioi said...

A milkshake sounds good right about now. Milkshakes and dry cereal is one of our breakfasts around here. More often than not it's just cold cereal and milk though.

KISSaholic4life said...

I start my breakfast with coffee!


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A Family Completed... said...

Breakfast is our most important and are fastest and easiest meals! We are a cereal loving bunch. We do love a special outing for waffles and bacon though!
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sodahoney said...

Kids are grown. But I eat a breakfeast, every day any time I want, anywhere I want. Sometime cold cereal, or oatmeal, or eggs, it varies on mood and now it can have want maybe I'll have a grill cheese sandwich.

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Rachel said...

I MUST HAVE coffee to start my day! :P

Rachel

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Lori said...

It's routinely chaos. It could be something elaborate or something as simple as cereal.
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myfirstbaby said...

My daughter loves her cereal for breakfast. When daddy is home on the weekends I try and cook a good hot breakfast but even then she still wants to eat her cereal! LOL

jakiesmom said...

i need coffee first thing, my son needs juice..then he will have either whole grain toast or cereal
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Tiffany said...

We don't really have a routine right now because I'm home and he's not in school yet but he'll be starting this month and hoepfully I'll be working soon. I'm guessing that cereal or some kind of frozen homemade waffles/pancakes will be the main staple then.

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Shel said...

I work 2nd shift so I sometimes don't go to bed until 3am. Needless to say, mornings consist of my husband calling and yelling into the answering machine to wake me up so I can get our daughter up and going for school...then I sit on the couch in a stupor until she leaves...it's cereal all the way for breakfast because if I try to use the stove, I'd set the house on fire, for sure.

I have a huge pet peeve about eating before school..if she skips breakfast I feel like the world's worst mommy so there's a lot of me yelling to "EAT SOMETHING" in the morning as she's trying to get ready. Even a granola bar eases my mom-guilt.

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Shel said...

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JoeyfromSC said...

My routine is not so crazy anymore now that the brothers I raised are grown..I grab a toasted bagel w/ cream cheese and I'm out the door haha

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JoeyfromSC said...

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JoAnn said...

I would have to say that we are a cold cereal family. josiecroix(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb said...

My two sons are completely different. One has to eat as soon as he gets up and the other needs to be awake for a while before he can eat breakfast. I let the little one eat a yogurt as soon as he gets up and then when the older one is ready, I’ll make them bowl of cereal, oatmeal, or a toasted English muffin. On the weekends, I try to do a nice family breakfast of pancakes or eggs and bacon.

Deb said...

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skkorman said...

Our breakfast routine here is usually cereal and toast or oatmeal and toast during the week and eggs on the weekend; then everyone runs out the door to deal with the day!

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- Marybeth I. said...

My kids eat breakfast but I admit that I don't - I am trying to get in the habit but I am just not hungry first thing in the morning.

my kids love it all - cereal, oatmeal, waffles, bacon and eggs.

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dlhaley said...

I make cereal, eggs or oatmeal and OJ for breakfast during the week and on the weekends sometimes I make maple bacon,eggs,toast. I also have bagels as a standby.
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ohhhfire said...

my breakfast routine usually consists of either cereal, waffles, or pancakes. but i do switch it up and do special breakfasts too sometimes like bacon egg and cheese biscuits
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ellie said...

My 2 little grandsons arrive at my house every weekday at 6:30 AM. I feed both a bowl of cereal and toast and jelly usually before putting the 2 year old back to bed, and taking the 5 year old to school.
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coriwestphal said...

There are days when I make bacon and eggs, or pancakes, mostly just toast. But most days, my kids beat me out of bed and have some cereal in them before I even open my eyes! Then I grab something for myself quick and we run out the door!

coriwestphal said...

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MelissaStuff said...

We do a lot of cold cereal and muffins, breakfast bars. Easy, but hopefully nutritious.

Nicole said...

Most days, we eat something quick and easy like toast or cereal because we are usually headed out the door for work or some other activity. On the days when we don't have anything going on, I like to make waffles or egg and cheese English muffin sandwiches.

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Nicole said...

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Shawna said...

Our typical family breakfast routine consists of my husband coming home at 7am from his graveyard shift and cooking us a delicious hot breakfast usually pancakes or eggs. On the days that he runs late, sometimes he will pick us up a hot breakfast to go or we just fend for ourselves and hit the cereal and milk.

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Natalie said...

Today my husband made bacon and waffles for breakfast--this is not routine. On weekdays, my husband and kids get their own breakfast--usually cereal or PopTarts.
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Natalie said...

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Mom2anutball said...

I normally skip out on breakfast. My kiddos like pancakes, eggs, or cereal in the morning. When my hubby is home he fixes the works! I just cant go crazy like that in the morning lol!

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pixie13 said...

I have coffee for breakfast, The kids eat whatever is available, usually cereal or eggs & toast. Sometimes pancakes & sausage or waffles.

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Annie said...

The up-side of my husband getting laid off is that HE is in charge of the morning routine now! (Hey, you have to find a silver lining, right?) :)
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bepoia said...

morning routine I get up I wake teen daughter up I take out the dogs teen daughter dresses and fixes her own breakfast I drive her to school
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Cindy said...

We just kind of sit down and eat something together. Not much of a routine, huh? :0)

Kristen said...

We usually have scrambled eggs and toast and fruit (as I'm trying to eat more protein and eggs are a good source).

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Shawn said...

We make sure we always eat breakfast in our family. Cereal and toast seem to be what we eat the most of. I try to make eggs at least once a week.

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Pinching Abe said...

You know, the kids eat cereal most of the time. I make them brush their teeth first. I know, that seems backwards, but if I don't, they would take forever eating and then not brush before leaving for school. They like to eat, brush? Not so much. So they'll brush and then eat.

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Pinching Abe said...

The kids eat their cereal and I eat my granola. Hubby is usually long gone by then during the week. But though we don't eat together as a family for breakfast, we do eat most dinners together :)

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Tracy R said...

I have coffee and a little something sweet when I first wake up. Maybe a danish, or even a cookie or brownie. I'm not a morning person and I need to bribe myself with a treat to get out of bed, LOL! Then I check my emails and have a sensible breakfast a little later, like cereal or a banana and orange juice. Then I shower and get ready for work.

amandawk said...

We usually eat something quick running out the door.

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JennaN said...

I have a 6 month old. So, he usually helps me make my breakfast (a bowl of cereal or waffles). Then we heat up his (usually rice cereal, applesauce or a veggie puree). Then we both sit down at the table and eat together!

Betty N said...

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Betty N said...

I prefer cereal for myself in the mornings; my grandkids all have different preferences for breakfast…one has a scrambled egg plus fruit; I keep pancakes frozen in the refrigerator; and all of them like my oven cinnamon toast. But I don’t have the responsibility of getting them off to school each day etc and all but the two youngest can get their own breakfasts and they have siblings who can make breakfast for them.

Michelle S. said...

DH is up and out of the house very early, he doesn't normally eat breakfast. I usually have a banana and some instant oatmeal.

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Amanda said...

My boys love to eat cereal or oatmeal. Every once in awhile I will make pancakes for a special treat! I eat cereal whenever I wake up a little :)
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PuddleDiver said...

Weekday breakfast is usually cold cereal and orange juice. Saturdays I'll make pancakes, french toast, or eggs. Sundays I like to make cinnamon rolls out of tube biscuits.

Nancy Sue said...

I agree with you regarding whole milk. We have a low weight 2 year old so we are continuing to use whole milk, and boy, it sure tastes good in the coffee. We usually do a corn tortilla breakfast burrito and warm rice cereal with banana for the kiddo!
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Barbarawr said...

School starts too early in the morning for any of our stomaches to be awake, so we usually grab toast or a bagel, and the older ones of us get coffee, too.

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pattycake said...

cereal and fruit make a fast breakfast

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js22 said...

basically our routine is to eat cereal before we leave the house, or if there's no time, grab granola bars as we head out the door!
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PauleyD said...

Thanks for the giveaway. In the morning I eat a bowl of cereal with milk + add frozen fruit, or in the summer I add strawberries and raspberries from the back yard.

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KathyGTwins said...

Up, shower, get kids up and feed all - cereal, frozen pancakes (homemade), waffles, scones and I usually try to get some fruit in my kids although I'm not always successful! Coffee for me! Take care of pets, dress and off to school.

degood said...

Our typical morning routine is that I wake up first with the baby and make her and me oatmeal. THen our two older daughters wake up and make themselves Eggos and later my son and husband wake up last and have bowls of cereal. We never eat breakfast together but we always eat dinner as a family.

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BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Ours is pretty simple.... My boys...one prefers cold cereal or pop-tarts and the other is not a morning eater, for me it's coffee.

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~dab said...

My son’s typical breatfast is yogurt, fruit and a poptart, or McDonald’s. My morning breakast is 2 sausage and egg burritos from McDonald’s every morning, and about 4-5 cups of coffee :)

On the weekends, if he’s home I may make breakfast (pancakes or omlettes) or we’ll go out for brunch @ Cracker Barrel :)

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Ruralmomsrock said...

We like cinnamon sugar toast and cereal almost every morning for breakfast.
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Carolyn G said...

It's usually some cereal and fruit.

Shawna said...

I'm not much of a breakfast eater, but hubby is a dedicated cereal eater! We usually have upwards of 10 different cereal varieties in the house. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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