Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Can't Live Without It

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There are some foods I make for dinner that I know my kids will always eat. Macaroni & cheese, hamburgers, spaghetti, tacos, and chicken & dumplings are staples in this house. Then there are those hit-or-miss meals... "But you guys ate the lasagna when I made it last month and you loved it!" "What? Since when do you hate green beans?" "What are you talking about? You like BBQ pork!" Of course, none of this applies to my 4-year-old Brooklyn who doesn't consume anything but peanut butter, mac & cheese, cereal, and chocolate milk. Oh yeah, and candy! Can't forgot that important food group. :::shaking head:::

The same thing happens at breakfast. Some days, my kids like eggs. Other days, notsomuch. Some days, yogurt is good. Others, no way. But I know that cereal is one choice they'll never turn down. Cereal and granola bars are my go-to food choices for breakfast because I know my kids will eat it. Every time. The younger kids like their cereal in these little plastic bowls with straws attached to them. They can drink the milk when they've finished the cereal that way.

My personal go-to food for breakfast is coffee. Actually, it's more like cream and sugar with a little coffee flavoring, but it still works. What's your one go-to breakfast item that you and/or your kids can't live without. For a chance at a $100 Visa gift card, leave me a comment here and let me know what breakfast item you can't live without. Is it a special coffee mug? Fruit? A certain cereal?

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106 comments:

Myrnie said...

Peanut butter. Whether it's in my oatmeal, on my toast, or just on a spoon (OK, covered in chocolate chips) I can't seem to start my day without it!

snippity1 said...

Cereal. My kids love cereal...for any meal. If there is no cereal in the pantry, it is a sad day in our house. My kids are good eaters, but they beg for cereal! Frosted mini-wheats are a favorite...they like to eat them dry for a snack, with milk for meals!

snippity1 said...

Blogged about cereal, just because of you. Thanks for the entries :)

Garima said...

Cnt live without Cofee and my two toast with the Strawberry Jelly... Just perfect!!!

KathyGTwins said...

Definitely cereal! Cheerios for me and the kids love the new Reduced Sugar Frosted Flakes!

Jen said...

For me, it's coffee. But for my kids it's cereal bars. They are the best quick breakfast food I've found.

Anonymous said...

For me, I don't really eat breakfast. I just don't care to wake up early enough to eat it. So, I just reach up in the cupboard, grab a NutriGrain bar and run out the door!
-Amanda Ro.

Mayberry Mom said...

For my oldest (11 yr old boy): cereal, cereal and more cereal. He will eat 4-5 bowls every morning.

My youngest (8 yr old boy): Eggo Waffles.

Me: granola bars, yogurt with grape nuts, coffee

Valerie said...

My go-to can't live without breakfast item is a Banana-Nut Vitatop Muffin! YUM!

Anonymous said...

My girls have to have nutella on toast or oatmeal with brown sugar. I can make either one and they will eat them no complaints!!

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kellyH said...

oatmeal! we love it. it's quick, easy, cheap, & healthy!

Jen said...

Pop-tarts. Chocolate ones. Does this make me a bad mom?

Bug said...

My kids could eat yogurt all day, every day.

Darcy said...

My healthy go to item is yogurt....my not so healthy always must have item is Diet Pepsi!

The Sunshyn said...

OK, if we can count coffee as breakfast food, I admit that it's the one thing I can't live without in the morning. I've got a wonderful set of overlarge mugs with dragons and cute sayings on them which I adore with my morning coffee, not because I drink so much but because I can fumble and klutz around in the early morning and still not manage to slosh it over the edges.
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Deirdrea said...

Toast is one of the things that I know that my kids will always eat no matter what. Sometimes with cinnamon and sugar and sometimes peanut butter...but it's always easy and something that they can make themselves. Easy breakfast is a must in my busy house.

Natalia said...

Hot tea with lemon
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John said...

Coffee and chocolate
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Grace said...

I always eat Special K cereal with strawberries and soymilk. I never get tired of it. It's just so delicious!

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Mami2jcn said...

Bagels are a favorite around here.

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Nicole Greene said...

My favorite breakfast foods when we are rushed or in a hurry are bananas, granola bars, and cereal!

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Pam said...

Peanut butter - never fails in this house (unless it's my teenage son - then it is hot dogs)!

tommygirl said...

I have to have a cup of coffee in the morning, with some type of cereal bar/granola bar.

Anonymous said...

That would have to be sausage, egg, and cheese and the microwave.

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Kristie said...

Cereal! We HAVE to have cereal here-the kiddos always ask for it...and I'm currently out of it :-/

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fostertam said...

Coffee--the entire pot

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bdiane34 said...

Poptarts!!! Is a must here for backup breakfast
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Jennai said...

I think that would be fruit. I put blueberries in yogurt, bananas in cereal, and strawberries in waffles. Or just fruit by itself sometimes!
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Kelly Massman said...

On weekdays, we "go to" cereal.
Fun breakfasts for us are pancakes with chocolate chips and bacon!

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angie lilly said...

Granola bars are GREAT for breakfast on the go and everyone loves them. Give them a single serve of OJ and a package of bars and you are good to go, even when running late!
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Scott said...

organic eggs and milk here! nothing like a fried egg!
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Betty N said...

I don't have just one thing. Our
Breakfast staples include a variety of cereals and fresh fruit. I make blueberry pancakes ahead of time and freeze them so they can be chosen for breakfast any morning

Shannon said...

I'm a regular cereal gal. But I must have my coffee in my special FL starbucks cup.

Missi said...

My mug of coffee (well mainly creamer & water w/ a tad bit of coffee). Gotta have that cup every morning.

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erin m. said...

I Can’t lie…Fresh Bagels (we buy weekly and freeze them)are my muse and craving almost EVERY morning!
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Leah @ A Butterfly In My Stomach said...

We can't live without cinnamon toast...

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Deb said...

I can't start my day without 2 cups of coffee. Then I'll have a cup of my favorite yogurt and I'm all set to go for my day.

susan1215 said...

Cereal and bagels and cream cheese and eggs are must haves for breakfast

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Kathryn said...

Milk....with cereal, to drink, in coffee.

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Racingjourno said...

I've got to have coffee to git up 'n go.

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Tabathia said...

breakfast bars and chocolate chip muffins
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LAMusing said...

Cold cereal with fresh fruit!
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Norma said...

I can't live without my OJ in the morning :)
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Amber said...

For me it's coffee or tea, for the kids it's cereal!

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Danielle said...

I know this isn't exaclty a breakfast item but I can't live without my mt.dew in the morning.. It's my weakness
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mmburdette22 said...

Granola is our family staple. Sometimes we just pour some soymilk over it and have granola cereal. Or we mix it up in our yogurt with some fruit and make a yogurt parfait. It is also delicious on ice cream (but not for breakfast though!).

Emily N. said...

cold cereal. Right now I'm really loving Nature's Path Flax plus Red Berry Crunch cereal.

gmissycat said...

We have to have bananas whether we are in a hurry or having a big sit down breakfast. Just can't live without them.
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Tracy R said...

I need my coffee maker for/and before breakfast. I’d feel like a zombie without it!

Carol W. said...

My breakfast must have blueberries- preferably fresh but frozen will do-which I add to the cereal.

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Kerry said...

Coffee would be my go to breakfast. But, uh the kids are a different story - it's cereal for them.
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jakiesmom said...

i need my coffee and my son needs his apple juice


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Dee said...

definitely tea and fruit! :)

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elle.paisley designs said...

waffles!
Pumpkin chocolate chip,
buttermilk bacon,
or topped with scrambled eggs and cheese! :)

Henria O. said...

For me, I usually need a big bowl of oatmeal! Toast with almond butter is good too!
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shiloh said...

Coffee is my start and sometimes my complete breakfast. Love a full breakfast for dinner though, since the kids are grown I get to do what I want and in doing so am a bad example to no one.

Barbarawr said...

Me, too. Without coffee, I can't even make it to the bus stop!

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Wander said...

CEREAL!!! We love it!
We don't eat it every morning...but we must when were
in a hurry.

Angel Jacklyn said...

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Just call me b said...

Agreed. Can't live without my coffee!

Davney said...

We can't live without frozen waffles; quick & easy breakfast for mommy to make & the kiddos love it!

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jan said...

Coffee here for me, too - I could never survive without my morning coffee-the thought makes me shudder! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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Anonymous said...

My family can't live without waffles or pancakes. JD

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Anonymous said...

I have a large red margarine bowl from when I was growing up that's the perfect cereal bowl!

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Betty C said...

Bananas and coffee. If I'm rushed I can grab a banana, split it and fill it with peanut butter and I'm good. I can even wait for my coffee until I finish the banana.

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jillyrh said...

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PauleyD said...

I can't start the day without my morning cup of coffee.

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Karine Traverse said...

For some weird reason it is always toast for my girls lol
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ms-texas said...

we can't do without cereal

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allysmama said...

Special K with red berries is our go to food!! My daughter will eat that no matter what!
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Heather W said...

cereal cereal cereal
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sodahoney said...

Sorry to say no secret no magic. Just hot or hot cereal with yogurt or fruit to go.

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Lisa said...

For myself, Dr Pepper...it's my coffee.