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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The breakfast that never fails

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The breakfast choices in our pantry change pretty often--different selections of cereal or granola bars mostly. Sometimes we even get into a pancake phase.

But there's one thing that our whole family will nearly always eat. And I'm kind of embarrassed to admit it.

Donuts.

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I'm not even talking about some donut-mimicking healthy option; I'm talking about the real thing. Yep, those calorie-dense, fried, frosted circles of delight. Chickie likes the pink frosted variety with sprinkles. Zoodle likes anything, but sprinkles tickle his fancy too. The Engineer likes old-fashioned sour cream donuts (regular and chocolate.) And my taste changes from visit to visit--maple frosted donuts and eclairs are two of my favorites.

Of course, we don't eat donuts every morning. We explain to our kids that things like donuts are treats. They understand that treats are things we only get sometimes. I really think that an overall healthy diet can include some indulgences like donuts--in moderation!

We're lucky; we have a donut shop right outside our neighborhood. Sometimes we walk there; Chickie and I even ran there together recently. It's less than a mile and a half round trip. It may be kind of weird to be teaching my daughter about fitness by running to get donuts, but of course she doesn't seem to mind!

So usually we enjoy healthier breakfasts, like cereal. That's what we stock in our pantry so that the easiest choice for breakfast is a healthy choice. But occasionally we indulge in delectable donuts. It's a fun way to make the whole family happy!

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87 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

We all love toast!

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The Clines said...

Everyone in our house loves pancakes!

Tiffany said...

Our favorite go to breakfast Micky Mouse shaped pancakes...everyone once in a while for a special treat we'll throw in a few small chocolate chips.

Jessica said...

Currently I am on a pear kick, but generally it is Nature Valley Yogurt granola bars.

Call Me Cate said...

My "in a crunch" breakfast is usually a granola bar since it isn't messy and doesn't require utensils or preparation.

Melinda said...

Everyone in our house loves pancakes...especially Ian!

stacief said...

Everyone loves toast with butter and jam!

Angie said...

Our go to treat breakfast is donuts. Tatonut is my favorite, but they're only in 1 place in Mississippi. Other than that it's Krispy Kreme.

Our usual weekend breakfast is grits, eggs, hashbrowns, bacon and biscuits. Paige is a big breakfast eater.

karasceviour said...

A go to item in our family for breakfast is pancakes, or waffles...if we stocked up on donuts, I'm sure that would go over really good as well!!karasceviour at hotmail dot com

Laurel said...

If I'm not eating a potato and cheese breakfast taco, I'm loving tiny Luna bars for a little sugar in the morning :-).

caryn said...

Our quick go to breakfast is toast with a bit of peanutbutter. I love it and my 2 year old loves it.

Elaine's Semi-Homemade Life said...

Most recently it's pumpkin choc chip muffins! :)

Jamie Lynn said...

We must have cereal in stock at all times in our pantry! It's a must for an early morning rush, stick in a baggie for an on the go snack or a late night treat!

Mary (mthark16@sbcglobal.net) said...

Ours would definitely be pop tarts. My kids love Cinnamon Sugar and strawberry. Its quick and easy and if we are running late, they can eat it while we are driving.

Sasha said...

We are all about the Pop Tarts right now. Love the smores flavor!

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Susan said...

Everyone in my family loves pancakes, but I don't make them that often.

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The Sunshyn said...

I think your moderation lesson is very good. So many people go for either all or nothing. I don't think extremes are very healthy.
Bacon is the breakfast food which pleases everyone here.
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The Sunshyn said...

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Tammigirl said...

If I want to be sure to please the whole crowd it has to be pancakes.

sksweeps said...

Our favorite go to breakfast is scrambled eggs with salsa

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Darcy said...

Yogurt's our go-to.

Grace said...

I always eat Special K cereal with strawberries and soymilk. I never get tired of it. It's just so delicious!

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Nicole Greene said...

My favorite breakfast foods when we are rushed or in a hurry are bananas, granola bars, and cereal!

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Anonymous said...

Sausage, egg,and cheese biscuits always good, day or night.

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Kristie said...

Bacon is probably the one thing that EVERYONE eats.

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fostertam said...

For a very special breakfast we make French toast---yum

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bdiane34 said...

Poptarts!! all my kids love them
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Myownigloo said...

Go to breakfast? Coffee*, cereal, bananas and milk, of course!

*Brewed if someone remembers to set up the delay feature on the coffee maker the night before. Otherwise, it's instant....

Jennai said...

Bacon and eggs always please everyone, and they are a special treat because we don't have that everyday, of course!
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Kelly Massman said...

Fun breakfasts for us are pancakes with chocolate chips and bacon!

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Betty N said...

Breakfast staples include a variety of cereals and fresh fruit. I make blueberry pancakes ahead of time and freeze them so they can be chosen for breakfast any morning

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Anonymous said...

Yogurt here! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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erin m. said...

I Can’t lie…Fresh Bagels (we buy weekly and freeze them)are my muse and craving almost EVERY morning. Even my picky 5 year old likes Cheese bagels.
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Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

We all love cinnamon toast.

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Deb said...

On the weekend I make batches of mini frittatas in muffin tins. I use eggs, bacon or sausage, cheese, potatoes and chives - or anything else I have extra of in the fridge. I bake them up and then pack them up and freeze them. In the mornings the kids pop them in the toaster and they are like a gourmet breakfast each day. They love them, and really get their day off to a good start.

susan1215 said...

We love cereal, eggs and bagels and cream cheese

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Racingjourno said...

Go to breakfast is a healthy protein shake with a banana blended in.

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Norma said...

Bacon is always a hit around here!
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LAMusing said...

We like cold cereal with fresh fruit or oatmeal with brown sugar and raisins - depending on the weather :)
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Tabathia said...

chocolate chip muffins
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Amber said...

lol aww cute pic! We love french toast!! :)

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EMAIL ewalsh40@gmail.com said...

Bagels are our favorite quick breakfast that never fails. There are so many varieties and so many toppings, everyone can have what they want.

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Danielle said...

Blueberry eggo waffles.
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mmburdette22 said...

Granola is our family staple. Sometimes we just pour some soymilk over it and have granola cereal. Or we mix it up in our yogurt with some fruit and make a yogurt parfait. It is also delicious on ice cream (but not for breakfast though!).

Emily N. said...

cold cereal or oatmeal are favorites at our house.

gmissycat said...

Fruit in the cereal is a huge favorite breakfast here. Love it.
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Kerry said...

We're all pretty happy with cereal around here. Homemade toasted bread is a winner tool.
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jakiesmom said...

bacon or bagels with cream cheese



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Dee said...

definitely cinnamon rolls! :)

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elle.paisley designs said...

waffles!
pumpkin chocolate chip,
buttermilk bacon,
or topped with scrambled eggs and cheese! :)

Henria O. said...

Hashbrowns usually please everyone!
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Barbarawr said...

Bagels are pretty much a staple at our house on weekdays.

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Wander said...

We like cereal, toast and poptarts!
When time is the issue.
We like cooked stuff better....but, busy mornings get ya!

Angel Jacklyn said...

DONUTS, POPTARTS, COLD CEREAL, MCDONALDS, THEY ALL WORK WELL kytah00@yahoo.com

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Just call me b said...

Bagel is a MUST at our house!

jan said...

scrambled eggs and rye toast are always a hit! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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jillyrh said...

Waffles and Bacon

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Anonymous said...

My family loves waffles and pancakes. JD

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Anonymous said...

We enjoy french toast...a special Saturday am treat that my dear husbands makes from scratch!

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PauleyD said...

We all like pancakes.

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Betty C said...

Honey Nut Cheerios - we all love them. Actually we love just about anything for breakfast.

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Karine Traverse said...

Toast, my girls can't get enough of it for some weird reason
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ms-texas said...

cereal or pop tarts work for us!

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