Carter loves to have cereal, probably because it is one of the only foods I loved when I was pregnant with him. I am fairly picky about his cereal, or at least I try to be. On occasion I buy a box of “junk” and we all (except Jaxon) enjoy it while it lasts. Most of the time I stick to organic cereal that is stripped of colors, artificial flavors, and HFCS and Carter is just fine with that.
Jaxon on the other hand, doesn’t like cereal. He prefers things like cinnamon rolls, donuts, waffles, yogurt, smoothies, pancakes…anything with sugar, fruit, and flavor. I try to swap things around as often as I can so that he doesn’t eat the same thing over and over. It is my goal to get him converted to a healthier breakfast soon, but with this terrible morning sickness I have been having it just doesn’t work.
Udi’s, Kinnikinnick, and Vans are our normal “go to” brands of breakfast items. However, I did get some delicious Katz donuts at Whole Foods the last time I was there. For yogurt, I only buy Stonyfield Farm brand, for both he kids and myself. The kids like the yogurt in a tube and I keep them in the freezer and they eat them just like that. When I make smoothies I add whatever fresh or frozen (fresh then frozen) fruit, a banana if we have one, some vanilla yogurt, some honey, and a little juice, either apple or orange, ice, and blend it up. Jaxon will usually drink a glass full and then I pour the left over’s into my smoothie tubes and put them in the freezer for lunches or breakfast in the mornings to come. Breakfast doesn’t have to be hard, and it can be healthy if you make it. Here are a few of our typical breakfast items in case you are looking to change things up a bit in your home.
*Udi’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread (add butter, cinnamon and a hint of sugar)
*Udi’s Muffins (Jaxon likes the chocolate or blueberry, I like the lemon)
*Udi’s Cinnamon Rolls (I make my own frosting with a little powdered sugar, almond milk, and vanilla)
*Udi’s Bagels (I mix some cream cheese with fresh strawberries and honey, put in little containers and freeze what I don’t use)
*Van’s Gluten Free Waffles and Pancakes (Jaxon doesn’t care for the cereal or French toast sticks, he LOVED the mini waffles but those aren’t available anymore…make sure to add peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter for protein, our favorite is Peanut Butter Company).
*Katz Donuts (We have only tried the sugar donuts but want to try more).
*Kinnikinnick Donuts (We buy the chocolate, vanilla, and sugar).
I try to fix a piece of bacon or two from time to time and I also serve him Canadian bacon when I remember to buy it at Whole Foods (NITRATE FREE on both of those).
I always serve some fruit on the side, grapes, banana, strawberries, oranges, or apple, and I always serve organic orange juice with breakfast. I hope this gives you some good ideas! Oh, and breakfast items make great lunches for school too!