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breakfast for kids-what do you do?

I never used to eat breakfast, and neither did my husband, but now I have a two year old who shouldn't have to eat alone. So, we now have breakfast.

Any ideas for kid-friendly, quick breakfasts that a non-breakfast eater will stomach? No fried eggs please, it's too early I'm getting really sick of corn flakes and rice krispies...I'm willing to cook, but it has to be fast (we all need to get out the door for work or Kinderkrippe!)
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Old 14.01.2011, 12:23
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

Banana slices mixed with yoghurt – kinda like bircher muesli without the wholemeal bits... – glass of orange juice, followed by a slice of toast and honey. Your child will be able join in and eat the same food.

The toast goes on while you are preparing the first part, and pops up just as you finish the bananas and yoghurt.
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Old 14.01.2011, 12:25
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

Ah yes, the sound of our childhood. Mum scraping breakfast (the burnt bits off the toast...)
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

wait, you have a toaster? Where do you have the space to keep a toaster in a swiss-sized kitchen???
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wait, you have a toaster? Where do you have the space to keep a toaster in a swiss-sized kitchen???
We have the mother of all kitchens.
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

We buy rice pops (not the sweet ones), corn flakes and wheat biscuits.

Fruit is always an option.

Yoghurt is easy to manage, although it's quite a mess with little ones, they do love it! Also try quark, cottage cheese, plenty of other 'dairy' options...just stick to the plain, slightly sweetened ones (I never buy 'kids' variety, it's always too much sugar)..

Toast, croissants, breads...lots of options there to try various seed breads etc.

Actually, we don't sit with our kids for breakfast - we get the food out, put them at the dining table, and walk away...or dive back into bed if there is the opportunity
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Old 14.01.2011, 12:34
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

Pint o' Stella. Really sets the day off nicely.
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We have the mother of all kitchens.
I'm so jealous...we have the typical Swiss kitchen, built for one, and that would be me...
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We buy rice pops (not the sweet ones), corn flakes and wheat biscuits.

Fruit is always an option.

Yoghurt is easy to manage, although it's quite a mess with little ones, they do love it! Also try quark, cottage cheese, plenty of other 'dairy' options...just stick to the plain, slightly sweetened ones (I never buy 'kids' variety, it's always too much sugar)..

Toast, croissants, breads...lots of options there to try various seed breads etc.

Actually, we don't sit with our kids for breakfast - we get the food out, put them at the dining table, and walk away...or dive back into bed if there is the opportunity
We do bread on the weekend, but I feel really wasteful getting a whole load only to let it get stale after a slice or two, and can't manage to buy bread every day (though I live ABOVE a Coop ). Has anyone tried the croissants that can be put in the oven to finish? I could manage that before my coffee...probably...Bed? I wish, but with a two year old and a six month old, sadly that's not going to happen.
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Pint o' Stella. Really sets the day off nicely.
My daughter already asks for coffee, beer, and wine...
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My daughter already asks for coffee, beer, and wine...
Is that the 6 mo old or the 2 yr old?
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

What about porridge?
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

I like to have hard-boiled eggs for breakfast sometimes. You can make them ahead of time and then in the morning just peel (heat in the oven if you don't like them cold).
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

If you're worried about bread going stale, why not slice and freeze it? Take out what you need the evening before if, like most people here, you don't have space for a toaster.
We do a slice of bread with jam and maybe some yoghurt. Takes us 10 mins including coffees and milk
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I like to have hard-boiled eggs for breakfast sometimes. You can make them ahead of time and then in the morning just peel (heat in the oven if you don't like them cold).
Migros and Coop sell hard boiled eggs. They are the ones that are plainted in various colours.
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

Black olives, tomato, pickled gurken, block of feta, hard boiled egg, glass of juice diluted with water. A great start to the day, without sugar/refined carbs, keeps em going till lunch. You can add Greek yoghurt or some smoked mackerel too.
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

And if you forget to take the bread out of the freezer, a couple of seconds in the microwave or a few minutes on a 'de-froster' block (my dark granite surface in the kitchen works like a charm) and it should be fine.
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Black olives, tomato, pickled gurken, block of feta, hard boiled egg, glass of juice diluted with water. A great start to the day, without sugar/refined carbs, keeps em going till lunch. You can add Greek yoghurt or some smoked mackerel too.

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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

Ours loves Topas cereal, which is the Swiss name for mini-wheats (mini shredded wheat with some sugar - I know, I know, but it is shredded wheat...).

Add my vote for bananas, toast, etc. Why not get one of the braun hand mixers and make a smoothie? Banana + joghurt + milk = yummy and healthy breakfast beverage!

@Paddy, I scarfed up my lunch
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

Bananas in Porridge , Banana on Toast. Wholegrain cereals, without the added chocolate and sugar. Flapjacks and Maple syrup now and again. Scrambed eggs on toast for a change.

Dutch kids go to school with Nutella on Toast and other breads. It's all good GI stuff
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