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Simplify Your Morning With a Breakfast Station

Posted by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Mornings are hectic and  can be stressful.  Making sure everyone gets out the door on time is hard enough, but ensuring that their tummies are full can seem impossible.  Create a breakfast station to help family members help themselves.

Take a little time to think about what your family can get for themselves and make a list.  Some ideas may include:

  • cold cereal
  • oatmeal (microwaveable)
  • yogurt
  • granola
  • fresh fruit
  • applesauce
  • toast
  • english muffins
  • muffins
  • granola bars
  • milk
  • juice
  • hot chocolate
  • smoothie ingredients (yogurt, frozen fruit, milk)

Once you have a list of items for your breakfast station, find places to keep them in your kitchen where your little ones can easily access them.  Put individual yogurts in a bin or container in your refrigerator.  Have fresh fruit washed and cut up to make it easier to grab or put into a bowl.  Store cold cereal and oatmeal packets on a pantry shelf within reach.  Put cups, bowls, and silverware out the night before or in a container on the kitchen table to keep them at the ready.  Taking a little time to prepare for breakfasts will save you time and keep everyone's energy up until lunch time!  And just think about if you all got to eat around the table to start the day - wouldn't that be great?

What do you do to make sure your kids get a good breakfast before they head to the bus stop?  Do you have any tips to share?

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by on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Jenn8604
by Bronze Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Ds practices his social skills and eating right at school for his autism class.
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goddess99
by Michelle on Aug. 30, 2013 at 9:39 AM

There's no like button, but I like this! =)

Quoting Jenn8604:

Ds practices his social skills and eating right at school for his autism class.


goddess99
by Michelle on Aug. 30, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I ask my dd what she wants for breakfast for the up coming week and then I just buy that food. She's 11 so she really makes her own breakfast. It's always cereal or waffles. Easy.

Jenn8604
by Bronze Member on Aug. 30, 2013 at 10:14 AM
thanks!

Quoting goddess99:

There's no like button, but I like this! =)

Quoting Jenn8604:

Ds practices his social skills and eating right at school for his autism class.


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sukainah
by on Sep. 1, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Good idea!  Sometimes I have a problem with what they will eat in the morning...sigh...

Madelaine
by Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Great idea!

jessicasmom1
by Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 10:37 AM


I make a hot breakfast everyday of school


Kmakksmom
by on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:39 PM
This is a great idea!
countrygirlkat
by Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Mine get free breakfast at school but I always make sure they eat some fruit here and if they don't like what the school is serving that day on the menu then I will make whatever they would like for them to eat here.

virginiamama71
by Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM

 Some mornings I make smoothies, once in awhile I cook a hot breakfast, most of the times its fruit and cereal.

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