Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Wholesome, Delicous Breakfast

I'm a stickler about having a good breakfast. A weak breakfast leaves my kids unsatisfied and asking for a snack in 1/2 hour after they leave the table. No cold cereal or pop tarts for the Acklen children! I believe in something hot and hearty, that will stick to their bones. Our usual fare: cheese grits & toast, biscuits & bacon or eggs, or oatmeal. Oatmeal is always a challenge. I usually get reactions of wrinkled noses and that little "yuck" noise that Emma makes when she doesn't like the way something looks. :) It's just too cute! So, a little doctoring is in order.

I add brown sugar or sugar in the raw, mix in some natural honey, and combine it with a dash of cinnamon and a teaspoon of flax seed. Now the flax seed doesn't do anything for the taste--it's tasteless and odorless but is very nutritious! Google it and see for yourself! Psst--just for the record, don't tell my kids it's in there--it's a secret! :) Sometimes I chop up some pecans and throw in a few raisins. That way, they have something to "dig" for :).

On Saturdays, we make breakfast a special occasion, and usually have pancakes or waffles, or the full monte--grits, eggs, bacon, and homemade biscuits. I hesitate to mention homemade biscuits because mine have a mind of their own. Sometimes they are edible and sometimes...well, it'd be nice to have a hog or some sort of animal that would enjoy them :).

Is breakfast a challenge for you? I'd love some ideas for healthy, delicious breakfasts that are not too complicated and don't make a big mess in the kitchen.

1 comment:

No Ordinary Me said...

On the most part we do eggs and toast, or pancakes and bacon. ONe kid eats oatmeal. The other literally throws up. He has this mooshy sensitive thing. Every since he was a baby he would gag on things oatmeal, mash potatoes, juicy chicken. I mean he was a baby, so I knew it wasn't like a spoiled brat thing. I try to introduce it to him every now and then. I also used flax seed for a while. We do have some cold cereal mornings with fruit. Usually, 2 times a week.