What About Breakfast?

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
What About Breakfast?
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Sat, 08-21-2010 - 6:55pm
I usually keep fast breakfasts on hand since my kids wait until the last minute to get out of bed. Microwavable pancakes, waffles, toaster strudels. In the winter, they like instant oatmeal. My 7 year old usually eats breakfast at school (sometimes, he eats at home and at school)
Do you cook breakfast for your teens? If so, what are some of their favorite breakfasts?
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-09-2009
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 7:23pm

I might, every blue moon, make breakfast for my teen (I probably will his first day back to school). The vast majority of the time he makes himself toast or a bowl of cereal (cold or instant hot).

I've stopped stocking frozen waffles and pancakes as he uses too much syrup (like a lake of it), and I got fed up after telling him over and over to be more moderate with the syrup. I literally just lost it one day and threw both frozen waffles and syrup in the garbage. He was watching and his eyes got wide as saucers, LOL.

We also always have fruit and some yogurt cups in the fridge that could be eaten for breakfast.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-04-2005
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 8:39pm
i always fix something for my son. he takes alot of medication and needs to eat with his meds so his breakfast is a must. my daughter she fixes herself what ever she is in the mood for which generally is toast. sometimes she will ask for something where she wants me to fix it for her. which i do. sometimes she will fix it herself.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 08-21-2010 - 9:29pm
My kids always got up too late to eat anything more than something quick, like a granola bar as they ran for the bus. Maybe cereal. And no way am I cooking breakfast at 6:00 a.m. anyway. I'm not that nice. On weekends I'll cook pancakes some times. My DS is also like Debbie's--he has the syrup lake. Recently I bought real maple syrup at the health food store and said something about it's sweeter so you don't have to use as much so he didn't want it!
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-05-1998
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 8:39am

The only kid for whom I fix breakfast is my 7 year old.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-17-2010
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 1:19pm
Make breakfast for my teens?!lol I don't even get up with them. They are more than capable of feeding themselves if they are hungry in the morning. They get up, get ready for school, and get on the bus by themselves. I do listen for the front door to close behind each of them.
With that said we do eat dinner as a family at the table.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-21-2008
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 3:12pm

WOW! Some of you with students in school already! My remaining in home teen is a Sophmore this year and they don't go back until Sept. 7. We will have "Bobcat Days" on the 26 and 27 this month so they can get their classes, supply lists if there's something specific for a class, ASB, They did pictures at Bobcat Days last year, not sure if it will be again this year, they can get a discount on the Yearbook if it's purchased during this time...OOPS! This was about BREAKFAST!


We have school breakfast here too, but she usually just grabs something at home. She usually has cold cereal or will make an egg sandwich, always gets herself up in plenty of time and usually leaves to get there when they open the doors. I suspect she does homework in those early hours since she rarely has any (at least didn't last year) but managed a 3.something all year. She's heard enough times that she's fully capable of being a 4. student if she put in visible effort, but I really can't complain.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-15-2007
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 9:48am
My DD26 always ate breakfast usually cereal or fast breakfast foods but my DS never wanted breakfast until his junior yr of HS then I made him french toast or scrambled eggs then all of a sudden he decided he just wanted mini muffins or rice Krispie treats now that he is in college he tells me he doesn't eat til he gets home from school he gets out at 1:30 pm come to think of it he never ate lunch at school his junior or senior yr because he went to a vocational school part of the day and had to eat their lunch on the bus and he didn't want to. I think most of not eating breakfast for him also is he doesn't like to get up any earlier than he has to.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-27-2005
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 1:19pm

We don't do processed for convience foods

Community Leader
Registered: 06-27-2006
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 1:26pm
Wow, Stacy, that sounds great! I've never thought of green beans for breakfast.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-15-2007
Tue, 08-24-2010 - 2:28pm
Your kids are very lucky kids and I applaud you for making homemade breakfasts for them in the morning.

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