Good morning all! We start our day with breakfast! Truly, this is my least favorite meal. I am thankful for my coffee though! If momma did not have her coffee, I would resemble a dragon. (Was going to say ogre but was worried I would accidentally spell something less kid friendly to read…)
My kids are toast fanatics. Yes, it is true. I found this wonderful bread from a local store here that is all natural with lots of fiber for the kiddos. We use Earth Balance spread. It is yummo!
Another popular thing around here, are quick breads. The top favorite are Banana and Pumpkin. I can post the recipes later. Jon also enjoys Cinnamon Raisin Bread from Costco.
Cereal is also around but mainly that is something the kids like to snack on.
Drinks around here are orange juice or V8 Splash. (Greatest product ever – fruit and veggie serving in one glass?) Audrey likes her water. You may be thinking – don’t you drink any milk? Well, not really. Seth will sometimes have chocolate milk but we go thru a gallon of milk in about two weeks. Did you know we are the only species that serves milk past babyhood? Recent knowledge points to milk as one component in the increase of disease due to all the hormones. If this interests you at all, google T Colin Campbell (known for the China Study) and Michael Pollan. (I respect Pollan more – check his books out – it depends on the kind of milk you are serving not milk in itself!)
Off my soapbox – I am not a quack – just someone who cares about what is going on in our food system. If you are going to check out any of the above authors, throw Fast Food Nation in your reading as well. Changed how I feel about fast food and would explain why we never get it… 🙂 Not sure if your brain is thinking this but I think I would. “I am totally too busy to think about all these things.” “I don’t have the time to make everything from scratch.” You are right! We moms (don’t want to discriminate – do I have male readers?) are busy. I would be glad to help you get started. My family and I are not vegetarians – we are flexitarians. But mainly, I would check out those books or see Food Inc if you are not a reader.
Thanks for reading my blog!
We LOVE breakfast at our house. We have it for dinner quite frequently and sometimes will even mix it in when we are having other foods…. like last night, Kyla went out to dinner with my mom. She ordered Split Pea soup and eggs and toast. LOL
Cereal is a staple in our house too, and we don’t drink very much milk either. I do LOVE milk though. SO much – I just usually need to eat something that makes me crave it to drink it.
I’m loving your posts 🙂
Thanks for sharing this, Shannon! Alicia and I are reading this with very curious eyes. We’re hoping to start eating more healthy and cheaply.