My kids are always up for variety. Last year we made a daily menu plan that we will use again this year. Here is the breakfast plan.
On Monday the kids can have oatmeal.
Some times I will make baked oatmeal or oatmeal bars.
Here is Ninja's favorite:
He likes instant apple cinnamon with a scoop of peanut butter and 1/2 a banana.
The kids love eggs but there is not enough time in the morning to make them everyday.
Some times I will make a fritatta or omelets but the kids LOVE Egg Mugs.
Fill a mug 1/2 way with liquid egg whites or egg substitute.
Pop in microwave for 1 minute.
Take out, stir, and add your favorite extras.
The kids like cheese and turkey.
I like black beans, spinach, and salsa.
Put back in microwave for 1 minute.
Wednesday is yogurt day. I give the kids low fat vanilla yogurt and they pick the toppings.
We always have fresh and frozen fruit to choose from, granola, nuts and seeds...
Captain and Sissy like it with blueberry granola.
(Oats, wheat germ, apple sauce, chia seeds, and
bran on top of blueberries. Pop it in the oven on 350 till it's golden brown)
Ninja goes with good ole banana and orange granola.
The kids love smoothie day because they get to customize again.
I serve them up with toast, a muffin, or a scone.
Friday is Daddy's day off so this is kind of a free day. I call it cereal day but if Daddy wants a big breakfast, cinnamon rolls, doughnuts, or pancakes... that is what we have.
Last week we had Quinoa.
I put 1/2 cup of rinsed red quinoa with 1 cup water, 2 teaspoons agave, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, handful of crasins and walnuts, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and 1 dash of vanilla in the crock pot. Cook it on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Then I top it with lime juice. I know it doesn't sounds like it goes with the cinnamon and cranberries but it gives it a little surprise that I love!
I like mine out when you can still chew it a little. Most people call it done when it is more "clear". Sissy can eat the whole thing by herself.