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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Kitchen Talk (Breakfast Ideas)

The first day of school is just around the corner, and some have already started (sorry!). Back in my school days, that meant every weekday morning was spent trying to linger in bed for as long as I could get away with, milking it for every last minute of sleep possible. Which, in turn, often meant rushing out the door without so much as a hint of breakfast. Not a crumb or drop of milk in sight. It’s a wonder I made it through third grade.

So let’s talk about breakfast! We need quick, easy, or make-ahead ideas for all the sleepyheads like me. Tell us:

Do you have any kid-friendly breakfast ideas to share?

My son was an even worse sleepyhead than I was, and I didn’t think that was possible. He loved toasted pita bread triangles spread with peanut butter and drizzled with honey. Easy to eat even as he was running down the driveway to catch the bus.

How about you? Have any ideas to help a busy parent trying to get the kids to school on time? Share the wealth below!



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Hannah | The CanonRebel on 9.3.2014

As a teen myself, I make kid-friendly meals a lot. One of my favorites is yogurt with fresh fruit and granola. I also make Ree Drummond’s brown sugar yogurt for parfaits.

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kay43026 on 8.31.2014

When my kiddos were in school, they LOVED having eggs of any sort for breakfast, so that’s what they usually got. Dippy, scrambled, French toast, hard cooked. Occasionally they would want bagels with either cream cheese or peanut butter.

Yes. I was one of those ‘morning short order cooks’!
Yes. I was just as busy as everyone else during those early mornings before school/work.
Yes. I chose my battles…but…sending my kids off with a good, protein filled belly was high on my priority list.
Yes…I just MADE the time to cook breakfast. It was just what I did.

The kids’ morning routine was to get completely ready for school, hop up on one of the kitchen island stools and watch the (local) morning news, then the first 15 minutes of The Today Show before we all piled out the door for school drop offs.

Besides others (kids and moms alike) thinking I was CRAZY to ‘cook’ breakfast on busy school mornings…they were also shocked that I would NOT allow cartoon watching. It still amazes me how much current events my children learned in those early mornings before school…and all 3 of them (as adults) keep up with current events.

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1001tealcranes on 8.28.2014

Frittata. Super easy and you can use up all the leftovers from the night (or several nights) before. Or fried rice. Same concept .. use up all the leftovers in the fridge and throw it all in a wok.

Emily on 8.28.2014

These are husband friendly (in my case, kid friendly, as he has very basic tastes. :) not that all kids do, but…), easy, quick-in-the-morning ideas! I make a double batch of whole wheat pumpkin-applesauce muffins (delicious!), then freeze them in bags of 5. I pull out a bag on Sunday and they’re thawed by Monday morning. He gets one of those every morning, in addition to a “granola bar” that’s just a cup of PB, somewhat less than a half cup of honey, and then enough quick oats to make a good consistency. Let it set overnight and bam. More easy breakfast. I also add raisins to those to add a little something extra!

Heather on 8.27.2014

I like to fry up a pound each of bacon and sausage, scramble a dozen eggs, and mix it in a bag of frozen hashbrowns with some of the grease from the meat, then toss it in the freezer. Then when it’s time to rush through breakfast I shake out exactly how much my kids will eat and heat it in a frying pan over the stove. Quick, easy and very little mess. They can add hot sauce or salsa, or eat it plain. It’s delicious! (I often take this Breakfast Hash camping, too!) My kids also love muffins and scones, which I make ahead and toss in the freezer.