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Mornings can be very stressful in this house, mostly due to Kenley’s unwillingness to get out of bed, Brandon’s ever changing work hours, and trying to get everyone fed and out the door on time. Brayden is normally up not long after me, so he is always hungry way before Kenley is even up. I gave up on trying to feed them breakfast at the same time. It wasn’t worth the whining from one and the trying-to-sleep-at-the-table from the other one.
Here’s how I am surviving breakfast during the week:
Keep it simple.
I keep it simple for breakfasts during the week. One of my go-to breakfasts each week for the kids is a plate full of Lender’s bagels, Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions, and of course, a glass of milk to wash it down with. I can make the bagel (buttered with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, the kids’ favorite!), slice it into strips and leave everything out so they can eat whenever they want. This has saved my sanity in the mornings for sure! If I am ready before they eat, I sit and drink my coffee while they eat. Otherwise, I use that time to get ready, go through backpacks, pack Brayden’s lunch, or pack my bag for the day.
Give the kids some independence.
The kids aren’t quite ready to pour their own glasses of milk, but if I put it in cups with lids in the fridge and have it ready, they are more than capable of getting them. It’s giving them some independence with structure, and if I lay things out for them, it lessens the stress on all of us in the mornings.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match!
Lender’s bagels, Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions, and milk are the perfect breakfast combo! Lender’s bagels are filling – sustaining kids all morning. Bagels for breakfast are timesaving, easy, tasty, and nutritious. Lender’s has a bagel for Everyone! Plain, Blueberry and Cinnamon-Raisin flavors are kid-friendly & great for the whole family! Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions is the only fruit cup product that provides 1 serving of fruits and veggies in a single cup. The veg is in the juice but you’d never know it! These two products combined have a flavor profile for everyone. All of the mixing and matching is nearly endless, meaning that the kids can mix and match whatever they choose and have a great start to their school day.
Don’t forget the milk!
Milk is naturally nutrient rich and powers potential – if you have access to it. Milk’s 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per 8 ounce serving, can help to ensure that kids have the potential to play, learn and grow. Luckily, my kids are big milk drinkers, and they get a serving at breakfast and at snack time at school. It is definitely not something I take for granted either!
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