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The more I talk to busy moms, the more I realize breakfast for dinner is a favorite meal for families! It's quick. It's inexpensive. It's healthy, hearty, and tasty! September is Better Breakfast Month, and I've started thinking of all the wonderful breakfast treats we enjoy in our home.

Eggs are a must and I've come to find that this is one of those grocery store items that you really must spend the extra on. Have you ever taken an inexpensive "generic" egg and cracked it next to an organic, cage-free egg? You can actually see the difference! Then cook it up and eat it - you'll never go back. In preparation for this blog, I selected Nest Fresh brand eggs for my family and they are absolutely a delicious, top-quality egg.

Of course, beyond eggs you've got breads, pastries, cereals, meats and fruits - all of which can make amazing combinations for a quick before school or fancy weekend brunches.

Here are a few of my favorite quick but tasty before school breakfasts:

Breakfast sandwiches: Plan ahead to have bagels, English muffins, or tortillas on hand. Scramble eggs with your choice of cheese, (Remember to be creative! - there are so many choices like Mozzarella, Swiss, brie, or American) some sausage or bacon, and veggies (Again, think outside the box! Add avocados and some salsa for a Mexican flair, red peppers and zucchini for Italian flavor, or just lunch meat for a hearty start!)

Cream of Wheat or Oatmeal: You can make these two staples really shine with a few "upgrades" like adding dried cranberries or blueberries, pecans or almonds, agave or brown sugar, cinnamon or nutmeg, fresh apples or peaches... your imagination is the limit!

Pancakes and waffles: No kid is going to turn down something they can put syrup on! But that doesn't mean it's going to be a sugar fest... pancakes and waffles are another breakfast item that is easy to make your way! One of my favorite is whole wheat pancakes with about a 1/4 cup of cornmeal - it gives a great texture! Bananas - even a bit past ripe - are a great addition. And don't think you need to use standard syrup. Try honey and agave for something different.

What are some of your favorite recipes??


  1. Great Post! Love breakfast food. We have an egg "bar" put out lots of different topping and let the kids pick what they want in their scrabbled eggs. They love the choices and I get to seek in some healthy veggies!

  2. this comment doesn't have to do with eggs but another post you did awhile back. you encouraged us to use that "10 minutes" before leaving the house to do some quick cleaning, etc. this morning i was in the kids bathroom putting away their toothbrushes. i was about to leave when i looked back at the dirty toilet and thought, "i should just take 5 minutes to clean this like jenna said." so i did. and then i even washed the breakfast dishes. all before leaving the house. thanks for the encouragement! btw-we do love eggs!

  3. I LOVE doing breakfast for dinner! It's our favorite meals and we especially love scrambled eggs!


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