I’m going to be honest. It is February and I’m throwing in the towel (admittedly early) when it comes to making breakfast for my kids. I am tired. It’s not enough I have to think about dinner every night and lunch and snacks all weekend? Breakfast has to be deemed the most important meal of the day?
I’m not a Pinterest mom. I don’t make adorable bento boxes with panda-shaped rice balls. Using two pans for dinner means I’m gettin’ fancy. And rolling out of bed to go directly to kitchen duty is possibly my least-favorite part of adulting. This Do Not Pass The Shower, Do Not Make A Mushroom Coffee, Go Directly To Mom Duty suuuucks.
So I’ve simplified with 2-ingredient (healthy) breakfast recipes. And no, not a baguette with hot chocolate like the French do it. Are they serious? I’m convinced French people are so grumpy in the mornings because of the sugary carbs they’re eating.
These recipes are favorites in our house. Well, it’s that or no breakfast so my family knows what’s good.
Avocado Toast: Mash or slice an avocado, put it on toast, season how you like. Chez nous, it’s lemon, salt, pepper and sesame seeds. To make it more filling, put an egg on it.
Oatmeal cookies: My kids love the idea of “cookies” for breakfast. I’ll also throw in goji berries, coconut flakes or raisins to up the nutrition and because it’s hardly more work than mashing the bananas and oats together. Plus, they’re portable, so perfect when you’re running late.
Yogurt Parfait: Ok, I make this with 3 ingredients, Greek yogurt, fruit (fresh or frozen) and oats. I layer them in a pretty glass and the kids feel like they’re eating something special. If I’m feeling perky, I add chia seeds and goji berries on top.
Quesadillas: We usually have a pack of tortillas in the pantry (the just-edible Old El Paso or a bio brand I can sometimes find in Naturalia). Throw some grated cheese between two tortillas and heat until the cheese is melted. For a quick no-more-fucks-left-to-give dinner, I serve it with some guacamole.