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Last post Fri, Nov 27 2009 6:09 PM by CAJudi. 5 replies.
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  • Mon, Nov 23 2009 1:56 PM

    • Pat
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    Healthy Family Breakfasts

    That's the title of an article in this week's Dollar Stretcher that has some yummy looking recipes! (Healthy Family Breakfasts) I think someone was talking about making oatmeal with different flavors; there's a recipe for apple cinnamon oatmeal a little different from what I've read before.

    It's been awhile since I made granola, but I think I'll try her version soon. I'll have out of state family visiting for Christmas and that sounds like just the no fuss breakfast offering we need.

    The other recipes look good, too. I don't always eat breakfast and never think ahead to make anything just for that, does anyone else? If so, what do you make (besides the recipes in the article)?

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  • Mon, Nov 23 2009 3:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Healthy Family Breakfasts

    My family are fans of more protein-based breakfasts. Eggs are a staple here; we go through about two dozen a week.

    We often serve scrambled eggs with salsa and cheese.

    We also enjoy fried sweet potatoes, hash browns, homemade turkey sausage, homemade biscuits with jam or honey, and pancakes with homemade fruit syrup.

    I also make breakfast burritos or egg mcmuffin-type sandwiches for breakfasts on the run.

    I have a recipe for a hot barley cereal that is super yummy.

    I rarely serve biscuits, grits, oatmeal, or pancakes without a protein side such as eggs, bacon, or sausage.

    When we do eat cold cereals such as granola or boxed cereals, it is usually in the summertime. Winter is too chilly to eat cold breakfasts!


  • Mon, Nov 23 2009 3:52 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Healthy Family Breakfasts

    we are big oatmeal eaters I make Oatmeal almost daily and muffins the family loves muffins .. 

    we also eat alot of fresh fruit ...

    biscuit sausage or ham

    family really fond of girts also  they love grits anyway

    and we are big yogart people and we love granola ... they also love to eat rice or popcorn for breakfast .


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  • Wed, Nov 25 2009 2:26 PM In reply to

    Re: Healthy Family Breakfasts

    I haven't read the article but we eat pancakes with peanut butter and fresh fruit, egg casserole with toast, oatmeal, cream of wheat, toast with hot cocoa or toast with smoothie, yogurt and toast.  We tend to like a hot filling breakfast all year long.  My Dh is a wonderful omelette maker so we use bits and pieces with those as well.

    I do make breakfast burritos, enchiladas, and pizza too to change up the menu.


  • Fri, Nov 27 2009 2:01 PM In reply to

    Re: Healthy Family Breakfasts

    We normally eat protein-based breakfasts too (for the low carbs). I make breakfast casserole out of eggs, cheese, sausage, and when I take it to work I add hashbrowns. I also make burritos for us to eat at home (scrambled eggs with cheese, sometimes add a slice of bacon too). DH makes scrambled eggs with cheese and sandwich ham (the thin slices). In winter I take oatmeal to work that has Splenda, cinnamon, raisins or craisins, walnuts, almonds and pecans in it. I got that idea from Starbucks. I just make my own instead of buying theirs.


  • Fri, Nov 27 2009 6:09 PM In reply to

    • CAJudi
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    Re: Healthy Family Breakfasts

    Everyone in our family but my 10yo son needs breakfast to make it through the morning. Actually, the 10yo needs it too, he just hasn't figured it out yet :)  The men all prefer things like shredded wheat (when I can get it for a good price), oatmeal, or waffles. I need some protein so will often go with eggs or granola mixed with yogurt.

     I haven't been buying granola because of the high prices, but I have yet to find a recipe I'm totally happy with. I may try that one but leave out the coconut (not a fan!). 

     Right now we have a couple loaves of freshly made pumpkin bread (lots of pumpkin in the freezer right now!) so that may end up as breakfast for the next couple days!

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