Friday, September 23, 2011

WOW...preschool is a killer

OK, so let's just say I am not a morning person. AT.ALL.

Neither is my precious yet precocious toddler.  We get along like that. Since waking up earlier is like death to us both I have come to one conclusion thanks to a fortunate finding on the first day.

Our first day consisted of waiting on her outside the building of her school to finish breakfast.  This made me grateful for 2 things.

1) That I unknowingly made a toteable breakfast
2) That she would eat it, albeit so slowly

Proof of the breakfast hold up!

Here are some of the meals we have been trying the past 2 weeks AND feel free to share you quick breakfast go tos!

  • wheat bagel with cream cheese (I am a sucker for the little ones, they are just so cute)
  • fruit salad
  • Waffles
  • one I shouldn't have here, but Bagelfuls (in the freezer section)
  • Pancakes I have found are rather portable (w/o syrup) and can be made the night before or frozen ahead of time and warmed and you can use the sausage recipe below for breakfast pigs in a blanket
  • frozen yogurt tubes and fruit (like a banana, apple, or grapes)
  • smoothie, loaded with organic yogurt, fruit, and V-8 good for you!
  • Lazy Man's Cereal = dry cereal in a snack bowl or bag and boxed Horizon milk to drink 
  • Breakfast sandwich...(you can make these ahead of time and freeze and micro before running out the door!)
    • Cook egg whites in a small single egg skillet, let cool
    • make turkey sausage patties, let cool
      • ground turkey, sage, pepper, salt, garlic, and onion
      • mash it all together and form into sausage sized patties (or sausage logs to wrap inside a pancake for breakfast pigs in a blanket)
    • Make a bagel (not small one) sandwich by cutting the bagel in the middle, place egg white, sausage, and a slice of low fat cheese. You can freeze these or keep in fridge and use the next morning.

We have started reserving the oatmeal, cream of wheat, cereal, and any other not portable breakfast for non-school days and weekends. 

SO what are your tips/tricks for morning nutrition?

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