One my big concerns over the past couple of weeks has been my need to get us out of the house early and happy--not early and miserable, or happy and late. I'm happy to announce that we have improved dramatically.
This is due in large part to the fact that we've entirely shifted our breakfast approach. I can't believe I'm about to admit this, but we are now eating our breakfast on the bus. I'm a real fanatic about family meals at home, at the table. It's something that since becoming a single mom I've held onto very tightly, hoping to keep steady and healthy daily rituals around eating and other important needs.
But...desperate times call for desperate measures, right? I've realized I'll take a quiet, peaceful morning with waffles on the bus over a morning complete with both warm steel cut oats with milk and honey and crabby, hurried children. And so we are dining on the road three mornings a week.
I'm still coming up with a list of food ideas that don't involve dropping spoons over the bumpy road or spilling milk on the lady next to us. So far I have:
*Nut butter and jelly sandwiches (not my favorite option)
*Cooled slices of puff pancake
*Muffins (also not the best option)
Aaaaaaaaaaand...that's about it. I know I can think of more. Bars of some sort, maybe? There must be a healthy granola bar type thing I can make.
So I spent Wednesday night making loads and loads of delicious whole wheat blueberry waffles with our new hand-me-down waffle iron. I froze most of them and brought some for breakfast on Thursday, and it went smashingly well.
Any more breakfast-on-the-go ideas? Something healthier than what I've come up with? I think there's a real need for a whole cookbook geared toward portable healthy food. If I knew more about cooking, I'd write it.