I realized today that it had been a little over a year since I had made my breakfast vow, which was my commitment to wake up earlier in the morning and prepare breakfast for my family and stop feeding them convinience breakfast items. We had decided that bagged cereal and other processed breakfast foods were 1) too expensive and 2) too full of sugar (or more likely HFCS).
So, how has it been? Not bad at all! On mornings where I wake up a little later than usual I have my quick staples:
And on mornings where I have a little extra time....and energy....I have other things I fix:
One thing that has been very helpful over this past year is to fix some things ahead of time. I have a baked oatmeal recipe that we all love that can be made the day before and warmed up in the morning and of course we all love breakfast cookies! It has also been really helpful to make baked goods in bulk. Usually if I bake something (muffins, quick breads, even pancakes and waffles) I double the batch and freeze the rest. This has been WONDERFUL for mornings that I've been sick or have been up all night with someone who is sick.
Over the past year I have only bought ceral twice. Once, when I had just had Kate and was recovering from my surgery and the second time when our house was overrun with the flu (me included!), which was just this past week. I knew I was doing pretty well with my commitment when Bradley had no idea what cereal was and kept calling it oatmeal. :)
Is anyone else out there trying to stay away from processed breakfast foods? What are some things that you regularly serve at your house?
Thanks for checking in! We have been busy busy busy around here!
Wish you and yours many blessings!