Monday, March 07, 2016

Mommy Mondays: Breakfasts for Babies

So Baby Led Weaning has been going strong here.  Thatbaby is a voracious eater, which works out pretty well for us.

The hardest thing for us has been breakfast, since we're in such a rush in the mornings.  In fact, before Thatbaby started eating, Thatkid and I both ate our breakfasts in the car or at school/work. 

I know I'm not the only one out there facing this dilemma, so let me share with you some of our favorite morning meals!


Toast
 Toast with butter, toast with avocado, french toast.  For each of these I cut the toast into 4 sticks to make it easier for him to grasp.

Eggs
These easiest/best thing I do with eggs is make them over the weekend.  So I can just reheat and serve during the week.  And the easiest way to do this is by making "egg cups."  I mix together some egg, cheese, and vegetables, then pour the mixture into muffin cups and bake until set.

Pancakes
On the weekend I make pancakes on request, and enough where I have leftover to use for breakfast during the week.  Or, if I have a couple of extra minutes, I'll make a 2 ingredient pancake - mashed banana and egg.  I also keep frozen waffles on hand, which are great for teething, and really quick breakfasts.

Fruit
Sliced apples, pears, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, mandarin oranges.  Lately with the teething I've also been making use of frozen fruit - mango and pineapple are big hits here.  Blueberries dipped in coconut yogurt and then frozen are also a fun and easy breakfast treat.

Cereal
Oatmeal is super messy, so I like to keep that one for the weekends, but when I make it, I make it thick, so it's easy for him to eat with his hands.  Cold cereal, without milk, is a really easy quick breakfast idea.  Cheerios and Puffins cereal are the two we keep on hand.

4 comments:

  1. I have to start organizing my weekdays' breakfasts as good as you do!

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  2. We do all of those too. Both boys LOVE their waffles (I either make some and freeze or buy the blueberry ones from the frozen section at the store).

    I also do fruit smoothies for them - and pop them in a to-go cup, so that they can drink in the car on the way to daycare!

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  3. We do all of those too. Both boys LOVE their waffles (I either make some and freeze or buy the blueberry ones from the frozen section at the store).

    I also do fruit smoothies for them - and pop them in a to-go cup, so that they can drink in the car on the way to daycare!

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  4. I need these quick meal ideas for myself, let alone any kids!

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