Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Breakfast in a Hurry & A Giveaway

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Try as I might to get everything organized on a school night, some unexpected incident often throws a wrench in the plan - a glass of juice spills down the front of one kid's shirt, the other kid steps in dog poop in the backyard, or the treasured soccer ball that is to be taken to school needs to be pumped up. It is mornings such as these when any pre-conceived notions of "fancy" breakfasts fly out the window.

I am happy to report that we never steer towards the fast food restaurants. This makes me feel slightly better about being that mum dropping her kids off at school while wearing stained sweats, a baseball cap pulled over my matted hair, and teeth less than pristinely brushed. I am surprised that my kids do not ask to be dropped off a block away from school so that they can deny all knowledge of my existence.

Despite the manic pace and my disheveled appearance on these mornings, my husband and I are able pull ourselves together long enough to grab a box of healthy cereal, pour it into bowls with some fruit thrown on top, and place these a healthy breakfast in front of our eldest son (and us). Raisin Bran, Smart Start, and Rice Krispies are typically the cereals of choice, but occasionally some form of toasted Os makes an appearance. As I mentioned previously, my typically adventurous younger son can barely deign to sit at the same table where cereal is being eaten, so he eats a whole-wheat bagel with cream cheese or peanut butter, and plenty of fruit.


The whole morning scene is not pretty, but we get the job done and everyone is fed a morning meal that will keep them energized for several hours.

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118 comments:

suburban prep said...

It is grab and go sometimes in our house.
Many times I have hardboiled eggs in the frig just for times like this. But a lot of times it is a piece of toast with peanut butter and some string cheese.
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degood said...

If I am in a hurry, I will grab a bowl of cereal and eat it in my car without milk as I drive to school.

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Just call me b said...

Alot of times, my kids eat "cereal in a cup" so it is still good for them, but they eat in the car on the way to school. Terrible, I know :)

Mami2jcn said...

I grab a granola bar if I'm in a big hurry.

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JessicaO said...

I take in the car a granola bar and a yogurt, and eat the yogurt with the granola bar. No dishes = easy cleanup, too!

Rachel said...

Granola bars are my go-to food for rushed mornings!
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Kelly Massman said...

I grab a protein bar!
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Anne said...

I make breakfast burritos in advance and freeze them - they nuke up quite well.

Kim said...

For the kids when we're in a hurry we throw cereal in a cup and they eat it dry in the car. For me, granola bar.

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Liz said...

We grab Natures Path Organic Toaster Pastries Blueberry is my favorite and Simply Orange oj. Its a great on the go breakfast, or a carnation instant breakfast!
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Liz said...

We like to grab natures Path Toaster Pastry Blueberry is my favorite and a glass of Simple Orange Oj. Or a carnation instant breakfast.
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Jill said...

We do NutraGrain bars when we are in a hurry :)

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Lim Family said...

I do Greek yogurt and berries, yummy!

AStarrA said...

Daughter always has a smoothie
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Tabathia said...

Frozen waffles, pop tarts or a breakfast cereal bar
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swisspotluck said...

toast and string cheese with a banana thrown in for good measure. All can be eaten on the go.

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LAMusing said...

When I'm in a real hurry I grab a Special K bar and a piece of fruit I can eat easily in the car.
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Norma said...

When I'm in a hurry I have a bowl of cereal. If I have to eat in the car I grab a donut - I'm actually trying to GAIN weight.
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Eileen said...

We put out cereal, Pop Tarts, granola bars and fruit the night before school days. OR the kids might have a waffle with peanut butter spread on it. For ME, I like rice cakes (cinny is my fave) with peanut butter and sliced bananas...apples work too!
I DO make my 3 kids all slam a glass of milk too, for added protein and calcium. (They NEVER drink the milk from the cereal bowl so I started telling them not to bother and eat it dry with a glass of milk. I hate the gifts of cereal bowl milk for me to clean up.!)

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gmissycat said...

In a hurry, I grab a Breakfast drink and juice for the car.
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Ellie said...

I serve banana, yogurt and a granola bar or cereal.

Linh C. said...

Frozen waffles and smoothies.

Linh C. said...

Frozen waffles and smoothies.

jennifernm said...

Poptart, banana, or granola bar. Sometimes I freeze the leftover pancakes from the weekend. Then I can just pop it in the microwave or toaster and I'm good to go!

Katie said...

We do cereal when we're in a hurry...no cooking time!

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Patty said...

I have been known to grab just about anything I can find. Sometimes it's cold pizza or yogert, but one of my latest favorites is frozen waffles with peanut butter.

Some Lucky Dog said...

My breakfast is always the same! I fix my own Mocha at home. If I'm leaving to go somewhere I make it in a paper to-go cup!

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Mary Helen said...

Granola bars (especially Luna bars) are the fastest option in my household. Besides that, frozen whole grain waffles topped with peanut butter or cinnamon oatmeal after I get to work :)

sy said...

when i'm in a hurry i grab a banana for the road.
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sy said...

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Lori A. said...

We have either cereal or frozen waffles and fruit for a quick breakfast.
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bepoia said...

I make a batch of smoothies and pour it in used yougurt cups. I freeze the cups with a plastic spoon and pull 'em out when needed.
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Mom2anutball said...

I'll eat a banana or two when I'm in a hurry. I make pancakes ahead of time, so the kiddos warm them up and that's what they have.

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Amy said...

Just cereal really. :)

Amy said...

I make what we call egg o' muffin sandwiches and bag them for the freezer on the weekend. Then my 15 yo who is always running late can grab and heat.

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Nad said...

A fruit and cereal bar usually do the trick when we're in a hurry.

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Deb said...

When I’m in a rush, I grab a yogurt that I can eat at my desk in the morning, and I always have a can of cashews or almonds in my drawer.

Deb said...

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Amy said...

I grab some yogurt, fruit, and a granola bar.

Sherry said...

Cereal or a cereal bar- quick and easy!

Betty N said...

Cold cereal and frozen pancakes are our go to for a quick breakfast

Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

My go to breakfast is cereal bar, breakfast shake, or fruit smoothie. Thanks!

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SUEB0B said...

Coffee and a muffin from Peet's. About 99% of the time, though, I eat a bowl of oatmeal.

Kerry said...

I like to have a Clif bar when I'm in a hurry.
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Ali said...

I love breakfast, I would eat it for every meal if I could! If I have the time, I love to make french toast or crepes, but most mornings I just have cereal and a piece of toast.

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Carol said...

If I have bananas, those are the easiest to grab. Pop Tarts or granola bars are next. Then maybe prepackaged peanut butter and crackers.

JC said...

I grab granola bars when I’m in a hurry.

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Nicole said...

My go-to breakfast when we are in a hurry is toast with either peanut butter or butter, cinnamon, and sugar.
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Shel said...

There are some mornings when even cereal takes too much time for us. I feel like the world's worst mommy on those mornings and make my daughter take a cereal bar or donut so I know she at least ate SOMETHING. Heck, even a cookie reduces my mom-guilt. Cold Pop Tarts work too.

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Natalie said...

If I'm in a hurry, I either don't eat or I grab a Nutri-Grain bar. If I don't have time to cook, or the kids don't have time to wait for me to cook, they help themselves to cereal, PopTarts, or Eggo's.
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Kacie said...

Frozen Waffles are quick and yummy!

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susan1215 said...

I grab a granola bar or fruit.

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Anonymous said...

my in a hurry breakfast is an apple, string cheese and cup of milk (for kids- coffee for me)
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Nicole said...

Bananas are our go to breakfast food when we are rushed!

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coriwestphal said...

Toast is a good one. It just takes a couple minutes and it’s easy to eat on the run!

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janetfaye said...

When I am in a hurry for Breakfast I eat a cup of Vanilla Yogurt and or a Banana.

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BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

A granola bar or power bar and a banana in the car while I'm dropping off the kids at school and heading to work!

marybug2 said...

One of my quick breakfast things is to grab a yougart and a banana to take and a small bowl of coco puffs before I leave.
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jakiesmom said...

if we are running late i give my son a granola bar as we head out the door
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Barbarawr said...

I pack up 2 muffins and she eats them in her first period class - whether we're late or not

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I make and love Instant oatmeal!
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Dolphin Girl said...

We pour cereal in a zippy bag to eat in the car. Also enjoy graham crackers.

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Tracey said...

Fresh fruit and yogurt is a quick on-the-go breakfast for me!

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PauleyD said...

I grab a cereal bar and a thermos of milk.

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sweetone624 said...

If I am in a hurry, I just grab a smoothie out of the fridge and go. Its quick and easy.

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Deanna G. said...

I usually just have a granola bar.

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lmurley2000 said...

we usually grab a honey bun on the run

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Anonymous said...

On-the-go, it's definitely Pop-Tarts.

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Carolsue said...

When in a hurry (like usual) I grab a granola bar or a Pop Tart -- or a banana!
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katieatthekitchendoor said...

Yogurt, granola, and frozen fruit. It's quick, filling, and healthy, even portable if I mix it all right in the yogurt container. But when I do have time, I love to make hot quinoa with milk, blueberries, walnuts, and cinnamon sugar - that way the day really feels like it's started off right!

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Lori said...

The ever-so delectable cereal in a bag.
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won said...

If we're in a hurry, we are just going to be late. I insist on a bowl of cereal and a bottle of water at minimum.

I must be in the mean mom club or something ;)

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Michelle Pixie said...

Toast and a glass of orange juice!

meeyeehere said...

we love to grab some cereal or breakfast bars when we are in a hurry
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kkelly said...

Most mornings it's cereal with soymilk and fruit.

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jillyrh said...

I eat a granola bar and a banana

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Terri said...

Toast and fruit.
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Julie said...

an english muffin with peanut butter on it
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bleatham said...

When in a hurry, we grab a granola bar and a gogurt!!
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Anonymous said...

Granola bars here!

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Hannah said...

cheerios or a banana!

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