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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Quick breakfast (is there any other kind?)

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Recently we had one of "those mornings." My 2-year-old Zoodle woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I wish at least he'd save his whining until Mommy's fully awake!

Turns out maybe poor Zoodle was just hungry. It makes me glad our family likes quick breakfasts. (I rarely make a breakfast that's not quick!) When I sat Zoodle down to eat a granola bar and some cereal, he perked up quickly. He scarfed down the food and even drank the milk from his bowl.
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With a full tummy, Zoodle's mood was vastly improved!
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This morning made me realize that not only is cereal a time-saver.... it's a sanity-saver too!

We are vacationing at my in-laws' house right now, and they like cereals with berries in them. The milk plumps up the dried berries--yum! I've discovered that my kids think this type of cereal is pretty darn berrylicious.
When we get home, I may pick up some Kellogg's Special K Red Berries cereal. I'm guessing the kids will love the flavor, and I like that it contains whole grain wheat and extra wheat bran! Add some milk to it, and we've got a breakfast that takes under a minute to make. It doesn't get much faster than that.



Like many moms, I've always tended to steer away from sugary breakfast cereals. But Kelloggs has put together a document called "Cereal: The Complete Story." On page 10, it points out that even some of the sweeter cereals have much less sugar in them than some other common breakfast foods, like orange juice and yogurt. Kellogg's has taken trans fats out of their cereals, and has added fiber. So if a little added sugar makes my kids more likely to eat cereal with lots of good stuff in it (like fiber, whole grains, and even milk), I think that's a pretty healthy tradeoff!
Whether we're in a hurry because we have a morning appointment, or because a hungry kid needs a quick mood-improver, cereal is our family's favorite way to get a quick, healthy breakfast.
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The winner of last week's gift card was determined by my trusty friend random.org....
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Congratulations to commenter #99, Shel! Shel wrote, "I've always been a Honey Smacks gal...the kids love Apple Jacks and hubby likes his Kellogg's Raisin Bran." Shel actually won because she Tweeted. So get those Tweets out this week...and good luck!

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106 comments:

stacief said...

Our quick breakfast is cereal with milk and berries!

Kelly Massman said...

I grab a protein bar!
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Mami2jcn said...

When I'm in a big hurry, I grab a granola bar.

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Amanda said...

I love a big heaping bowl of cereal or a really yummy bagel.

Amanda said...

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karasceviour said...

My kids and myself LOVE Froot Loops!!! karasceviour at hotmail dot com would love to win this!!!!!

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

We love Special K strawberries.

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Liz said...

When we are in a hurry I love to grab a Natures Path toaster pasty especially the blueberry ones and a glass of Simply Orange juice. Healthy and on the go

Melinda said...

Our quick breakfasts are always cereal or toaster waffles. Easy, fast and lovely on my budget.

Jessica said...

I like to crab a granola bar and a glass of soy milk :)

holly pocket said...

Toast with either peanut butter or cheese...and a napkin to dust off the crumbs afterward!

AStarrA said...

Daughter always has a smoothie that I make on Sunday and put in five different cups; that way she can just grab one each morning.
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Monica said...

we enjoy lots of quick breakfasts, since we have to be out the door by 7:00. They include- frozen waffles, bagels, homemade granola bars, and of course, cereal!

Tabathia said...

For a quick breafkast I grab a breakfast cereal bar or a pop tart
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Tabathia said...

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Eileen said...

I love a rice cake topped with peanut butter n banana! (Gluten sensitive) BUT, we should have bought stock in Kelloggs considering the amount of cereal and Pop tarts the six of them have eaten for all of these years!

thanks!

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Eileen said...

I follow n tweeted this!

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thank you!

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Sasha said...

I'm a Pop Tarts gal- love the Smores flavor!

Sasha said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/SashaSaysBlog/status/22702785129

See how I did that there? Thanks Beth for the tip! :-)

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Mom of Two said...

Our quick breakfast is frozen pancakes.

Mom of Two said...

Tweeted!
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Linh C. said...

Frozen waffles and smoothies.

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Rachel said...

I eat a granola bar for breakfast almost every day because I just don't leave myself enough time to put together anything even remotely more time-consuming. :)
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Bobbi said...

I am just like Zoodle. I'm cranking in the morning, until I get my cereal. :)

jennifernm said...

Poptart, banana, or granola bar. Sometimes I freeze the leftover pancakes from the weekend. Then I can just pop it in the microwave or toaster and I'm good to go!

Katie said...

I like cereal for a quick breakfast...no cooking time!

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Katie said...

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Patty said...

I grab aa breakfast bar, fruit or a frozen waffle with peanut butter on it. Yummy.

gmissycat said...

In a hurry, I just love peanut butter and a banana toasted sandwich with of Frosted Mini Wheats!
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sy said...

my favorite quick breakfast is bananas, it's quick to eat and easy to take on the road.
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sy said...

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Megan Fletcher said...

we have become a cereal family. I used to try and make scrambled eggs and toast daily with some fruit, but then my kids sort of grew tired of eggs and don't care for them much. Recently I used some coupons with the grocery store's great sale and scored tons of cereal for under $1/box. We are now enjoying some for afternoon snacks with our fruit. So, cereal is definitely back in my top 5 for breakfast ...and lunch and dinner. :-)

bepoia said...

a quick breakfast is any kind of fruit
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Lori A. said...

I like to toast a frozen waffle and put peanut butter on it! Yum
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Lori A. said...

tweeted
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Amy said...

I make what we call egg o' muffin sandwiches and bag them for the freezer on the weekend. Then my 15 yo who is always running late can grab and heat.

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Mom2anutball said...

I grab a banana or two when I'm in a rush!

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Ellie said...

Yogurt, banana and cereal or a granola bar.

Deb said...

When I’m in a rush, I grab a yogurt that I can eat at my desk in the morning, and I always have a can of cashews or almonds in my drawer.

Deb said...

tweeted
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Racingjourno said...

My favorite quick breakfast is a healthy protein shake, blend in some fruit and you're ready to go.

Racingjourno said...

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Amy said...

I grab a granola bar and some fruit or a yogurt cup.

Amy said...

tweeted
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Betty N said...

We all like cold cereal so that is a quick go to option; also I make something like blueberry pancakes ahead of time and freeze and we can pop them into the microwave and have them just as quickly.

Betty N said...

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mom2boys said...

We like cereal, poptarts and bananas. They are fast and easy too!

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Kerry said...

I like to grab a Clif bar for breakfast.
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Kerry said...

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Ali said...

I love breakfast, I would eat it for every meal if I could! If I have the time, I love to make french toast or crepes, but most mornings I just have cereal and a piece of toast.

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PuddleDiver said...

If I have bananas, those are the easiest to grab. Pop Tarts or granola bars are next. Then maybe prepackaged peanut butter and crackers.

JC said...

I grab granola bars when I’m in a hurry.

JC said...

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Shel said...

More mornings that not it's blind panic because I hit the snooze button one too many times and now there's t-minus 10 minutes to get out the door; those mornings it's all about squeeze yogurt, a banana, a cereal bar or even {{ gasp }} oatmeal raisin cookies. I feel like "bad mommy" those mornings :(

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Shel said...

Tweeted:
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mom2boys said...

tweeted!
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Kacie said...

Frozen Waffles are great in a pinch!

Kacie said...

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susan1215 said...

A quick breakfast for us is a granola bar, fruit or a bagel.

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wholesomewomanhood said...

When I'm really on top of things I like to mix up muffins or a quick bread the night before and stick it in the refrigerator. In the morning I can pop it in the oven and it will be ready when the boys wake up.

~ Carrie ~

Natalie said...

On most of the other blogs, I wrote that my meal-on-the-run would be the very delicious Nutri-Grain, superfruit fusion, cherry pomegranate bars. But, you know how power of suggestion works: I saw that box of Special K, which reminded me I should make some peanut butter cereal bars--which would be my favorite food on the go (that, and Rice Krispie Treats)
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Nicole said...

Pop Tarts are a big hit around here!

Natalie said...

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Linda said...

me and my son are poptart lovers!

Linda said...

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Nicole said...

Bananas and yogurt are our go to breakfast food when we are rushed!

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Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/23022086129

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coriwestphal said...

Toast is a good one. Fast, easy, and you can take it on the run!

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coriwestphal said...

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Angel Jacklyn said...

THOSE BREAKFAST PROTEIN BARS ARE PRETTY GOOD FOR WHEN YOUR CRUNCHED ON TIME kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

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janetfaye said...

When I am in a hurry for Breakfast I eat a cup of Vanilla Yogurt and or a Banana.

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LAMusing said...

In a hurry I grab a couple of crackers and a piece of fruit I can eat easily in the car :)
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BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

A granola bar or power bar and a banana in the car while I'm dropping off the kids at school and heading to work!

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LAMusing said...

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jakiesmom said...

if we are running late i give my son a granola bar as we head out the door
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Barbarawr said...

I pack up 2 homemade muffins and my daughter eats them in her first period class - whether we're late or not

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Barbarawr said...

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Dolphin Girl said...

We love to pour cereal in a zippy bag and munch while driving to school.

Dolphin Girl said...

http://twitter.com/kdolphins7/status/23078048832

PauleyD said...

I grab a cereal bar and a thermos of milk.

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PauleyD said...

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marybug2 said...

My children are grown and their children are grown up and out on their own, but I still love my frosted flakes and juice for breakfast.
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Deanna G. said...

My favorite quick breakfast option is granola bars!

Deanna G. said...

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JOZIE1421 said...

I really love a banana smoothie in the morning!
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JOZIE1421 said...

Tweeted!
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Tracey said...

Fresh fruit and yogurt is a quick breakfast for me!

Tracey said...

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Lori said...

There's nothing simpler than dry cereal in a baggie right? Eyes on the road, frosted mini wheats in your mouth!
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won said...

Quick breakfast option is still taking ten minutes to sit and eat cereal and drink some water.

Always. I'm not a stickler on much...but this I am.

One Cryptic Mama said...

my quick breakfast is apples & string cheese- milk for kids, coffee for me
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Michelle Pixie said...

Toast and orange juice is always a quick fix around here!

jillyrh said...

Granola bar and a banana

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Terri said...

Nothing says breakfast like dry cereal in a bag.
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Julie said...

I grab a english muffin with peanut butter on it
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StephanieC said...

Apples and bananas! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

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bleatham said...

When in a hurry, we grab a granola bar or a cereal bar and a gogurt!
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Andrea H said...

My favorite quick breakfast is instant oatmeal.

Andrea H said...

Tweet~
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