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Christmas Morning: Breakfast in a Stocking

Posted By Jessica Fisher On December 22, 2009 @ 11:31 am In Christmas,Family Fun,Holidays,Meal Planning | 26 Comments

one of our more sedate moments (I’m on the left)

Growing up, Christmas morning was a mad affair for our family. Excited children plus presents plus the ubiquitous box of See’s Candy [5] produced a somewhat chaotic atmosphere. Sure, Dad eventually cooked up a pan of Lil’ Smokies [6] and there was usually an orange in the toe of the stocking. But, for the most part, breakfast consisted of a sugar high.

I still enjoy my traditional See’s Candy [5] on Christmas morn, but I’ve tried to make the morning’s caloric intake a tad bit healthier. In the early years when there was just one FishBoy, we were able to cook a full breakfast and eat it before even tackling the stockings [7]. But, over the years, eagerness has trumped appetites more times than not.

A few years ago I established the tradition of filling the stockings with breakfast. Here are some of last year’s stocking stuffers:


(OK, the sugar cereal probably wasn’t the healthiest of all breakfasts, but rest assured this year’s stash features free samples of Bare Naked Granola and Kashi cereal.)

Breakfast in a stocking is a great way to mix fun nutrition into the morning’s activities. I love giving my kids carte blanche to eat whatever they find.

Breakfast in a Stocking

  • granola bars 
  • individual, boxed cereal
  • dried fruit
  • juice boxes
  • oranges, clementines, and apples
  • small packages of crackers
  • nuts, nut clusters, trail mix

Once the flying wrapping paper settles, we have Second Breakfast. We are, after all hobbits.

What does your Christmas Breakfast look like?

**Check out more tasty tips at Beauty and Bedlam. [9]

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