Does this look familiar? Bowls of cereal this large are common in our home. With the massive amounts of cereal being consumed, you would think the kids could make it till noon before they eat again. Not so, by 9:30 the kids are claiming they are starving and must have a snack. Healthy snack around our house is at 10:30 and I endure listening to whining for an hour.
I refuse to buy 'colorful' cereal, even though my husband proved to me the other cereals have just as much sugar. Colorful for some reason just seems like it is less healthy, plus, have you ever changed a diaper after a child has eaten Fruity Pebbles? Turquoise is not something you should see in a diaper.
Sunday night I announced to the kids that breakfast would be served at 7:30, and I would begin preparing at 7:15, and everyone was invited to help..... cereal would not be provided. This did not go over well. I decided I better hide the cereal in case the kids decided to sneak some cereal before I woke up.
7:15 rolled around and Mason set the table, Reece boiled the eggs, and Maya worked on her beauty sleep. I got the rest of breakfast prepared. We all sat down together, said a prayer, and had a breakfast feast consisting of:
-Hard boiled eggs
As we were sitting around the table, Maya asked Reece if he liked oatmeal, he answered by saying, "I don't like oatmeal, I LOVE oatmeal!" Ahhhh, music to my ears, someone said something other than a complaint at the table!!! We talked about what our day would consist of, then we all cleared the table together and cleaned up the kitchen. Not only did we have a healthy breakfast together, but we talked about our day, and had a quiet relaxed moment together before our busy day started.
Now, here is the best part, 9:30 rolled around and there were no requests for food. 10:30 came and went, still no requests for healthy snack. At 11:30 the kids started migrating to the kitchen asking for something to eat. It was a success!!! They actually stayed full until lunch time.
This morning Michael was able to join us for breakfast, oh what fun! We are excited to experiment with some other recipes such as whole wheat pancakes, bran muffins, omelets etc.
If you have any great egg recipes, you can enter the Egg Recipe Contest on my Backyard Farming Blog