Smarter Mom: Creative Mealtimes

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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I'm a pretty by-the-book eater. My kids, on the other hand? They will eat anything that appeals to them at any time of day. And it occurred to me the other day, when my son wanted pistachios and blueberries and my daughter wanted watermelon, grapes and cherries for breakfast that they're probably more on the right track than I am!

My son's favorite breakfast is peanut butter and jelly; today he asked for noodles. He's a horrendously picky eater, so if he will actually consume something that isn't 100 percent pure refined carb, he's likely to get it. My daughter is a much better eater, but she will often ask if she can eat the leftovers from the previous night's dinner in the morning.

And really, I am fine with that. Given my weakness for things like pancakes and waffles and pastry in the morning, they are getting a much better nutritional deal with their unconventional choices than they might get otherwise. And why is turkey and cheese on a tortilla, with pepper strips on the side, fine at noon but not at 8 a.m.? Eating "lunch food" for dinner or "dinner food" for breakfast is really better than a doughnut or syrupy pancake, from a nutritional and energy-maintaining standpoint. Right?

Do you prefer certain foods at unconventional times of day?

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Bradensmommy719
by Anji on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:03 AM
I eat what i want when i want. I made a salad for breakfast the other day. Just cuz it sounded good. I love my pastries anytime. And we do breakfast for dinner more often than not. :)
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KristinRox
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM

One of our favorite suppers is what you would normally eat for breakfast. 

ethans_momma06
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I love breakfast for dinner!

midnghtsprnkle
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

Having breakfast for dinner happens  atleast once a month in our house.

MixedCooke
by Silver Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 3:24 AM

LOL I work nights, so I always eat unconventional meals especially for breakfast because it is more like dinner time for me!  With my kids though, I just try and make sure they hit all the 4 food groups in their meal.

brownhoney21
by Ruby Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 6:27 AM
We eat breakfast for dinner some timea I will eat dinner for breakfast.
mrswillie
by CeeCee on Jul. 12, 2012 at 7:59 AM

In winter we like breakfast for dinner

mereinhart28
by Michelle on Jul. 12, 2012 at 8:06 AM


Quoting KristinRox:

One of our favorite suppers is what you would normally eat for breakfast. 

here as well.

lizzig
by Ruby Member on Jul. 12, 2012 at 8:16 AM

 we'll have breakfast for dinner on occasion; scrambled eggs with chorizo, cheesey grits, cereal, but that's about it.

BeachMommy07
by on Jul. 12, 2012 at 9:11 AM

us too

Quoting mrswillie:

In winter we like breakfast for dinner



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