*I serve fruit with every breakfast.
- Hard Boiled Eggs – You can make these the night before or just always have some handy in the fridge and the kids can just grab one. Fill small pot with water, ¾ full. Boil, turn down the heat to medium. Gently place the egg in the pan (I use a soup ladle) and cook for 12 min. Remove from heat and drain the water out. Add cold water and ice to cool the egg down before peeling.
- Oatmeal – This can be made the night before so you can just warm it up in the morning or it is pretty quick and easy to make the morning of. I buy the 100% whole grain quick oats and follow the directions on the container. Then I add 100% pure maple syrup and cinnamon. You can add other things like fruit, honey, vanilla. Tip: Use milk instead of water.
- Yogurt Parfait – Just add fruit/granola to their favorite yogurt. Organic preferred or as natural as possible. I know there aren’t a lot of good options out there.
- Leftover Pancakes – I make pancakes on the weekend sometimes and there’s usually leftovers. Then I can serve some to the kids during the week! Just warm up 1 or 2, with real butter and 100% pure maple syrup or organic jam. Pancake recipe (cut the amount of sugar in half and use organic): http://allrecipes.com/recipe/good-old-fashioned-pancakes/detail.aspx. Or this one is great for pumpkin pancakes. I use half the amount of sugar and coconut oil instead of vegetable oil: http://saymmm.com/recipe/pumpkin-spice-pancakes371. And zucchini pancakes: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/07/zucchini-bread-pancakes/.
- Cereal – Now there are organic cereals out there but you really have to read labels, or you can just use granola. For homemade granola, 100 Days of Real Food has a good recipe: http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2010/04/04/recipe-granola-bars-cereal/. I found some good granola at our local food co-op. Just add milk in a bowl and serve.