Family-Friendly Breakfast Ideas
When you have hectic mornings, it's important to find breakfast ideas that will please the entire family. You'll save both time and stress by serving one type of breakfast that will please everyone, rather than having to make several different dishes. Not only will preparing the food be easier, but clean-up will as well.
During the busy work week, your family will most likely need breakfast items that they can either eat at the table quickly or take on the go. The good news is that a lot of breakfast favorites can be adapted to enjoy while commuting to school or work.
On weekends, you probably have will have more time to sit down and eat breakfast together as a family. On slower-paced days, consider getting creative in the kitchen when making the first meal of the day for your family. Incorporate seasonal produce into the recipes for both the health benefits and fresher taste.
When looking for new breakfast ideas, you can use the menus of your favorite family-style restaurants as inspiration. Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Breakfast Sandwiches
Breakfast sandwiches are sure to please your family as they can be completely customized for each member. To start, choose your preferred type of bread, such as English muffins, toast, bagels, or flaky croissants if you're feeling fancy.
Next, each family member can pick their favorite protein, such as crispy bacon, regular or turkey sausage patties, and eggs. Meatless versions of both bacon and sausage are available for vegetarians.
Finally, pick a type of sliced cheese, and assemble the sandwiches either the night before or in the morning. If you make the sandwiches at night to save time, your family can microwave them before they head out the door the next day.
2. Breakfast Buffets
On weekends, there is nothing like waking up to a buffet filled with mouthwatering breakfast items. A buffet is also likely to please even the pickiest eaters in your family. For convenience, some items can be prepared the night before as well.
Some family-friendly breakfast buffet items include fluffy pancakes or French toast, bacon and either sausage links or patties, toast or muffins, and fruit such as berries, pineapple, and watermelon, depending on what's in season.
If you don't have time to make the pancakes or French toast from scratch, frozen, store-bought versions will work. Fried or scrambled eggs, customized omelets, and hashbrowns are additional breakfast buffet ideas.
try visiting a family-friendly breakfast restaurant the next time you need inspiration for the most important meal of the day,