3.01.2011

Yum..what's for breakfast?

A friend recently posted on FB that she was in a breakfast rut with her three year old son.  It made me think about the question I ask Kai each morning, "What do you want for breakfast?"  This morning Kai replied with "sticky rice".   It's true Kai craves sticky rice about once a week. I know several friends who have picky eaters and are always searching for ways to mix up the food offerings at home.   For the next week, I'll post ideas for different meals.  Today, let's start with that most important meal of the day breakfast.

I think that there is a lot of pressure on moms to magically cook something different every day.  It's easy to fall back on Trader Joe's staples but that gets boring.  Here's our breakfast rotation:

1) Sticky Rice (ie. glutinous rice) which can be made instantly from this box with no preservatives or MSG or bought from your local dim sum shop.  There are both sweet and savory versions.


2) Banana  Flaxseed Pancakes.  Kai always helps me make these and he eats about three mini pancakes. These are great because you can make a big stack and save it for the next day.

3) Vanilla yogurt with bee pollen, blueberries, and mango.


4) Wheat toast with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  Simple and delicious.

5) Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Crunch.  This is a store bought cereal that Kai picked out.  It was a nice break from Trader Joe's cereals and it's organic.


6) Leftover Homemade Pho Ga.  Vietnamese Chicken Noodle soup that either my mom or I made the night before. This is great especially during the cold season.

7) Soft Scrambled Egg with Tomato and Garlic over Brown Rice with a hint of oyster sauce (this can be bought in any Asian market)

Breakfast is different in every culture.  For some people eating cereal every day is fine, but there are a lot of families like ours that needs just a little more to get us going. 
once in awhile, we grab a blueberry bagel and enjoy it outside












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