June 27, 2011

The Toddler Breakfast of Champions

So. My toddler doesn't really do breakfast. Yeah. I know. Insert recommendation about kids doing so much better with a healthy start and childhood obesity and blah blah blah. I know. I've tried. She doesn't really like many breakfast foods and she's just too busy. Seriously. Her typical response to breakfast:

LET'S. JUST. GO.

And you know what? I feel exactly the same way about it. So we eat alot of granola bars in the car. On the few days I do manage to get her to eat something before noon it's because I offered her this:

The Toddler Breakfast of Champions (not really)

Step 1: Toast a frozen waffle.
Toddler Breakfast of Champions
I usually just get plain but if you really want to tell nutritional value to go screw itself you can use chocolate chip. Those are delicious.

Step 2: Slather with Nutella.
Toddler Breakfast of Champions
It's best if you do it as soon as the waffle comes out of the toaster so the chocolate goodness melts down into the waffles.  But if your life is anything like mine you put the waffles in the toaster and then 20 minutes and a whole lot of distractions later you remember they are there.  Meh.  Still delicious.

Step 3: Top with sliced banana
Toddler Breakfast of Champions

Toddler Breakfast of Champions
I prefer mine separate, thank you very much.

And that's it! Delicious and we'll pretend it's not so bad for you what with the protein in the hazelnuts and the vitamins in the banana. I've also used peanutbutter in place of the nutella before but then she wants jelly and at that point we may as just call it an early lunch.
Toddler Breakfast of Champions

5 comments:

  1. I have never been much of a breakfaster either. These days I do, usually, but that's because I teach in the morning so all of a sudden thinking hard before 10 is required.

    And really though, if it's only one waffle, a little nutella is not a terrible thing. Nom.

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  2. I don't like breakfast either. And on the rare occasions when I'm up for eating in the morning, I'd just as well eat spaghetti or some chicken or whatever. Breakfast food is overrated.

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  3. I'm coming to your place for breakfast tomorrow, K? Seriously, this is not the worst breakfast out there...it's way better than potato chips and candy...AND everybody's happy = win!

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  4. Eggos are supposed to be Nutrigrain and then smothered in real maple syrup. I bet her Nonni still makes them that way. Remember that?

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  5. I just caught up on all your blog posts since the Apr 17th post. I'm glad to see you are blogging again, as I really enjoy your writing style. Photos of the kiddos are great! We'll patiently wait for yarn and knitting. ;-)

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