I'm not a morning person. This back to school is extremely hard for me, especially since I've been a stay at home mom (temporary thing). I'm half asleep and my kids are asking a million of questions, what do I wear? Where is the toothpaste? What's for lunch? Are you picking me up? Are these socks clean? Did you sign that form? What's for breakfast? ....What IS for breakfast??!? Since we just moved into a new house, a lot of my cooking supplies are in boxes or storage. Okay, let's be real. That's just an excuse. I really don't function at 6:30 am and shouldn't be near a stove or oven. I want to give my kids something fast, tasty, and healthy. I'm the worst at deciding if something is healthy or not. I'm that one mom that's like, oh it has milk so it's good for them. Wrong. Brownies are not good for you.
So what should I give my kids for breakfast?!? I tried a few things, but Connor is my health freak child. Is it weird when your 8 year old says, this has too much sugar? It's too sweet. What?! That's my kind of breakfast! Scotty on the other hand is like, can we add chocolate syrup?!? To compromise, I finally found a brand I really like!
Annie's Berry Bunnies is Connor's fav! He loves the flavoring of real fruit! What I like about this product is no artificial flavors, synthetic colors, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup - Connor would know. Scotty's favorite is Annie's Cocoa Bunnies, probably because of the perfect amount of sweetness. The cocoa is made with Fair Trade, which helps provide sustainable incomes for farmers and their families - love that! Also, did I say they are certified organic? We miss our chickens in Abilene (gave them to a friend that has land), we miss the fresh eggs! Have you ever tasted fresh eggs? No added chemicals, fresh, etc. You can tell the difference. I love how Annie's has a "Certified Organic" label on the top, easy to spot!
Other quick, healthy, great tasting breakfast ideas - the oatmeal granola bars and strawberry yogurt. Scotty is a huge yogurt fan and the tubes are easy to open, eat, and dispose.
I pack Connor's lunch the night before - I make better decisions at night. Well, most nights. The cheddar snack mix is a must for lunches. Connor loves the mix! It's great in Annie's Tomato Soup too! Adds a great crunch!
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Kristi Q Le
Hi! I'm Kristi. I'm starting a new chapter...more like book...of my life. I'm a mama of 2. Going to take adventures and try new things! YOLO, but in a Godly way!