We’ve started our school year this week. Over the summer, I became lax about meal times and we just kinda ate when it was ready. Now that school is in session, I need to get breakfast on the table in a timely manner and preferably without much clean-up needed afterwards. Since we are ‘real-foodies’ this can present a problem. We don’t do packaged things for several reasons: cost, lack of nutrition, and with a larger family little packages don’t rock my world. This leaves me with making a meal every morning.
7 Tips To A No Fuss Breakfast
1. Put baked oatmeal on your menu and prepare it the night before minus the baking. When you get up in the morning, pop it in the oven (don’t forget to set a timer) while you get dressed, read your bible, and/or tend to the children’s needs. Before you know it breakfast will be ready and you’ll have a hot meal to start the day off with, and little clean-up afterwards.
2. Soaked oatmeal. Put some oats and water in a pot the night before with a tablespoon or so of vinegar or yogurt and let soak overnight. This not only improves the digestibility of the oats, but shortens the cooking process to about 5 minutes. Serve with some honey, raisins, or berries for a quick and nutritious breakfast with little clean-up afterwards.
3. Bake up a batch of muffins when you’re preparing dinner. Once they are cooled store them in a sealed container on the counter. Slather butter on them in the morning and serve with a glass of raw milk and half a piece of fruit or boiled egg for a complete breakfast.
4. Eggs and toast. It’s simple and an easy meal to put together. Scramble some eggs, pop some toast into the toaster or if you have a larger family you may find it easier to place 6-12 pieces of bread on a cookie sheet and broil in the oven. While this is cooking set the table with butter and jam for the kids to self serve.
5. Breakfast burritos. Make breakfast burritos one night for dinner but triple the recipe. After dinner, have the kids help you roll up some burritos and seal them in foil, store in the freezer. Take how many ever out you need to prepare breakfast for your family and bake them in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes or until the center is warm. If you put the burritos in the oven first thing, they should be done once you are finished getting ready to start the day. And besides a few plates, there isn’t anything else to clean up. *(Keep the burrito in the foil when warming up or else the tortilla will become rock hard)
6. If you make pancakes or waffles on the weekends, double the recipe and eat the leftovers during the week for a quick go-to meal. Simply re-heat the leftovers in the oven or toaster. Serve with eggs and you have a filling breakfast in minutes.
7. Yogurt and granola can be made on the weekend and self served by the littlest of children for a quick and easy breakfast. A bowl of yogurt with a 1/3 cup or so of granola and a handful of berries can be a filling breakfast and set on the table in less than 5 minutes. This a favorite in summer when a hot meal doesn’t always sound appetizing.
Feeding your kids a hot meal before school is possible with a little planning, and shouldn’t take you all morning slaving away in the kitchen. By preparing your breakfast meals at night you are saving yourself time by having to only clean the kitchen once after the prep and freeing up those precious hours in the morning when you’re in a hurry.
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