Hey pals! How are you? How was your weekend? We spent a whole lot of our weekend at dwelling tackling numerous dwelling tasks we’ve had on our radar for months (a gallery wall, for one) however spent the overwhelming majority of our time outdoors. After a dreary week, it was so fantastic to have a weekend stuffed with S-U-N and we made probably the most of it with fishing, heat climate walks with Pepper, yard work, kayaking within the lake and basketball within the driveway. It was a easy weekend however a superb one.

I didn’t take a whole lot of footage over the previous few days so in lieu of a weekend recap for you guys this morning, I’ve a reader request! I’ve had quite a lot of requests to share extra of our boys’ meals which is one thing I’m joyful to do if it’s of curiosity… though folks can get loopy judgmental about child meals. Please know I share these meals as a result of they’re what works for our household. They might not be proper to your youngsters or your loved ones and that’s okay!

One Week of Child Breakfasts in 5 Minutes (or Much less)

I’m no stranger to understanding the stress that goes into feeding youngsters however we’re in a part of life now the place our boys’ meals are just about second nature to me and I can get them on the desk very quickly in any respect. Take breakfast for instance! The overwhelming majority of our boys’ breakfasts come collectively in 5 minutes or much less and incorporate comparable favourite meals. (Do I want our boys had been extra adventurous eaters who would fortunately gobble down veggie-packed frittatas and avocado toast? Positive! However I do my greatest to make them breakfast plates that embrace fruit, fiber, protein and fats and am good with that for now.) The boys’ meals will not be exhausting to make and there are some shortcuts I’ve just lately began implementing that make their morning meals even simpler which I may even spotlight under.

A pair not-too-important notes I’ll share that aren’t essential however nonetheless value noting: Our boys eat a banana proper once they get up most mornings. After they dress, they usually seize a banana from the kitchen to eat and this appears to assist take the sting off their starvation whereas I put together their breakfast plates. Additionally, in the event that they’re nonetheless hungry quickly after breakfast, they’ll usually seize a Larabar, Bobo’s bar or a cup of yogurt from the fridge to eat as properly to fill them up slightly extra. I share all this as a result of whereas the plates under symbolize their breakfasts for probably the most half, they’re not complete and different meals may be consumed on the mornings they eat the meals you see under, relying on their starvation ranges.

And now right here’s an instance of 1 week of our boys’ breakfasts!

Monday: Scrambled Eggs, Toast with Butter and Honey, Strawberries, Hen Sausage

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This was in all probability the breakfast that took the longest to arrange all week and that’s saying one thing as a result of it was nonetheless a meal that got here collectively in about 5 minutes. It was a easy meal of scrambled eggs, toast with butter and honey (our boys like Dave’s Killer Bread or ALDI’s model of Dave’s Killer Bread — their Merely Nature thin-sliced natural bread), rooster sausage and strawberries. The frozen rooster sausage is the merchandise on the boys’ plates that may take longer than 5 minutes to arrange however they had been sooner to cook dinner on Monday morning as a result of they had been leftover from the weekend. I simply threw the leftover sausage into the skillet with the eggs to heat them up.

Tuesday: Buttered Easy Mills Waffles with Maple Syrup and Strawberries

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You guys noticed this meal should you checked out my day-in-the-life weblog submit final week. I beforehand talked about this “breakfast hack” however I’ll share it once more in case you missed it and have youngsters who love waffles in your home as properly. On Saturday or Sunday, I’ve began cooking up an entire field of Easy Mills waffles to throw within the freezer.

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This makes getting waffles on the boys’ plates within the mornings a breeze as a result of I simply pop them within the toaster. Slicing the strawberries the night time earlier than additionally minimize down on breakfast prep time within the morning. One other easy breakfast, prepared in 5 minutes or much less!

Wednesday: Buttered Honey Toast with Yogurt and Raspberries (Plus a Larabar)

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This meal was additional simple however nonetheless one which had the boys clearing their plates. They ate natural strawberry entire milk yogurt (I purchase them at Entire Meals) with buttered honey toast and recent raspberries. Sometimes the boys may even eat a bar or one thing in the event that they’re nonetheless hungry and the massive youngsters grabbed a Larabar to eat this morning as properly.

Thursday: Buttered Easy Mills Waffles with Maple Syrup and Clementines

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Toasted Easy Mills waffles popped up once more! The boys ate them topped with butter and dipped into maple syrup with a clementine on the aspect. Oh and one fast be aware: Rhett, at solely 3-years-old is just not a child with an enormous urge for food and he’s not consuming the entire meals you see on this submit (for probably the most half). He merely eats smaller parts of the identical meals for breakfast. Right here’s an instance of Rhett’s plate in contrast with one of many large youngsters’ plates on a unique morning:

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Friday: Buttered Boomin’ Berry Bagel with Blueberries and Apple Slices

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Dave’s Killer Bread bagels are our boys’ favorites and I like them as a result of the components are extra easy than different store-bought bagels and one bagel has 11 grams of protein. (I like this as a result of I believe this give the bagels slightly extra endurance in our boys’ our bodies.) Sides included apple slices and blueberries.

Saturday: Scrambled Eggs with Yogurt and Berries

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This simple breakfast was a breeze to arrange and included scrambled eggs, entire milk strawberry yogurt and a mixture of recent strawberries and raspberries. I additionally ended up making buttered jelly toast for the massive youngsters as they ate this plate, too!

Sunday: Natural Honey Nut Morning O’s Cereal with Entire Milk, Berries, Hen Sausage (and RoRo’s Cinnamon Rolls slightly later)

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The boys are very very similar to me and sometimes desire to eat cereal as a day or after-dinner snack however generally they request cereal for breakfast! This meal appeared like natural honey nut Morning O’s cereal (I purchase it at Entire Meals) topped with entire milk and served with rooster sausage and recent berries. On weekend mornings, we’ll usually do one thing slightly extra enjoyable for breakfast (we’ve been on a German pancake kick currently) however after I noticed RoRo’s cinnamon roles on sale at Harris Teeter final week, I purchased two and we had them mid-morning after breakfast as properly.

Questions of the Day

In case you have little ones, what does breakfast appear like in your home?

Are your youngsters often consuming comparable meals for breakfasts? Any morning meal hits you’d advocate we attempt in our home? 

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