I've mentioned before that our family does not eat store-bought cereal at all. The simplified explanation is that store-bought cereals are processed at such a high heat that it destroys all the nutrients. Sure, they are "fortified" with "vitamins" but they are artificial ones and not easily utilized by our bodies. So we might as well be eating cardboard. (I must admit that I was a cereal-a-holic for the first 25 years of my life and would happily eat cereal for any given meal, so refusing to buy them is quite a step for me!) Anyways, I thought I'd give you a list of what we eat for breakfast instead.
But one quick note first: EGGS!!! I've written before about how much I love eggs and how I hate that they have gotten such a bad rap, so I won't go there today. I just wanted to say that my girls LOVE eggs and it is the one meal of the day that I can be sure they will get lots of protein and healthy fat (plus, I usually smother them with butter from grass-fed cows! :) They may be feeling too picky to eat the meat I fix for dinner, but that is ok because I know they have eaten eggs for breakfast :) Our family eats about 6 eggs a day (2 each for Mark an I, and one each for the girls) so we easily eat 3 dozen eggs a week!
And now, our favorite breakfasts:
1. Apple-Cinnamon Omelet -- this is our family's absolute favorite breakfast!! Every single person in my house loves it and never refuses it. It sounds like a funny combination, but you have to try it :)
2. Scrambled eggs with "chicken-apple-sausage or turkey bacon from Trader Joes -- if you have a Trader Joe's in your area then you have to try this chicken apple sausage! It is not the least bit spicy, ever so sweet, and so much better for you than normal sausage. My super-picky toddler begs for more of it and my baby eats it, too. And I can't describe to you how much my husband loves it!
All of our other "mostly-healthy" breakfasts in no particular order:
Fried Apples on toast or with eggs
Blueberry Pancakes: Coconut Flour or Whole Grain
Chocolate Breakfast Cake
Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins
Healthy Breakfast "cake"
Home-made Cereal (kinda like Grape nuts, only sweeter :)
French Toast Bites (made from pieces of my bread)
Strawberry or Peach Bread
Our more unhealthy Breakfasts that we have every now and then :)
Nina's yummy pumpkin muffins
Smoky Bacon Wraps
Toffee-Apple French Toast Bake
Awesome Zuchinni Bread
Harvest Loaf Cake
Sausage Hashbrown Casserole
The Most Delicious French Toast Casserole Ever!
Overnight Egg and Sausage Casserole