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8 Quick, Nourishing Breakfasts for the Cool Days Ahead
Posted By JessieLeigh On September 30, 2012 @ 8:56 pm In Good Eats,Main Dishes,Public Schooling,Recipes | 4 Comments
The cooler temps of fall are starting to settle in. Make sure your kids start the day right. Try one of these quick, nourishing breakfast ideas provided by Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh .
One of the greatest challenges I think I face in sending my children off to public school each day is ensuring they have the opportunity to eat an adequate amount of nourishing food. Growing bodies need lots of protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats to both feel full and perform well.
While we’re pretty fortunate to be at the tail end of bus pick-up around here– my children don’t leave until 8:35 am– many elementary age students are being picked up well before eight in the morning. Junior high and high school students need to be out the door even earlier.
Added to that, today’s school schedules tend to allow precious little time to eat. Rare is the school offering more than a half hour for lunchtime. My six- and seven-year-olds have twenty-five minutes, total, to get to the lunchroom, get their lunches, find a seat, eat, and clean up. Needless to say, I can’t rely too heavily on lunch to get them through the days.
Breakfast is of paramount importance for our children heading off for seven or eight hours away from us. What we serve them at the first meal helps set the tone for the entire day.
As the mercury drops, warm, stick-with-them meals become a big focus of my menu planning. What we can make, quickly and easily, that will warm them, fill them, and stick with them until they can refuel?
Here are eight suggestions for breakfasts that can be made ahead and/or come together super quickly. We’re all busy people and it’s unlikely you can stand over a griddle each and every morning before sending your little ones out the door. Nonetheless, hearty, wholesome fare can be accomplished.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
– A mother of three, including a 24 week preemie, JessieLeigh  is a determined advocate for even the tiniest of babies. She can be found celebrating life’s (sometimes unexpected) miracles and blessings at Parenting Miracles .
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