Saturday, November 10, 2007


Breakfast Menu Planner

Cereal, cereal, cereal. We are eating WAY too much of it, and am ready for a change in our breakfast menu. Breakfast needs to be simple, nutritious and quick! After looking at various breakfast planners online, I reluctantly decided to take a stab at making my own. Most of the menus I saw were loaded with both sugar and white flour and were lacking in protein. We have been working really hard to improve our diet over the past couple of years and we want to continue to move forward!

Here is my breakfast menu (View as PDF):

Menu A
Monday
Whole grain fruit muffins or fruit bread (I substitute wheat flour for 1/2 of the white flour called for and also add a little wheat germ or flax)
Cheese
Fresh fruit

Tuesday
Fruit Smoothie
Hard-boiled eggs
Wheat toast or bread

Wednesday
Oatmeal with a touch of natural maple syrup
Protein shake
Fresh fruit

Thursday
Self-serve (choose bagels, cold cereal, instant oatmeal, toast, or whatever)
Fresh fruit, cheese or nuts

Friday
Cheesy spinach egg scramble or fried eggs
Wheat toast or bread
Fresh fruit

Sunday night prep
Make whole grain muffins or fruit bread
Boil eggs and refrigerate

Grocery shopping
muffin or sweet bread ingredients
favorite cheeses
lots of various fresh fruits, including bananas and berries
yogurt – plain or whatever you like
eggs
oatmeal
flavored protein powder
almonds, cashews or other favorite nuts
wheat bread
spinach (optional)



Menu B
Monday
Breakfast casserole or bacon and eggs
Fresh fruit


Tuesday

Fresh fruit salad
Wheat toast
Protein shake


Wednesday

Broiled Tomato and Cheese English Muffin
(top a whole-grain English muffin with 2 ounces Cheddar cheese and 2 tomato slices. Broil until cheese melts)
Fruit yogurt

Thursday

Self-serve (choose bagels, cold cereal, instant oatmeal or toast)
Fruit, cheese, or nuts


Friday

Omelete
English Muffin
Fresh fruit


Sunday night prep
Make breakfast casserole and refrigerate until morning

Grocery shopping
Ingredients for breakfast casserole (bread, breakfast meat, cheese, favorite fillings such as green onion or red peppers)
lots of varied fresh fruit
tomatoes
English muffins
flavored protein powder
almonds, cashews or other favorite nuts
fruit flavored yogurt
omelet toppings


6 comments:

LisaWA said...

I love it! This is my problem too.. tired of all the sugar!

I love your plan! They are simple breakfasts and healthy. I might borrow your ideas if you don’t mind? Breakfast is a main meal for us, so I want to have high protein, lower in sugar and fat. You have a good plan here.

I have lost some weight these last 2 weeks and I’m very pleased with the results. It’s amazing what a few pounds can do to the way clothes fit.

Great plan!

Lisa

Kerri said...

YUM :) I'd like to cut some of the cereal out of our mornings too!

Kerri

Way Out in the Desert

Brittney said...

This plan looks GREAT! We have the same problem in our house, only it is toast, toast, toast. I may have to get on the ball and create my own plan. Thanks for the ideas :0)
Brittney (King Alfred Academy)

Anonymous said...

I just started viewing Homeschool adventures and saw the post on breakfast. I think you have the right idea with beginning with a plan. That gets you going. We have three small boys, two of which are dairy and gluten free. When I began, I planned out my meals for B, L, and D. Good luck. By the way I love your site. Way to go. I too am a huge scrapbooker and and working my way to a classical approach. We are just in the beginning of first grade...

LisaWA said...

Ok.. I made a menu... but be advised... I am on a diet... so although my kids eat what I do, they eat more and also probably things that are not on the menu! *Ü*

I think I will need to add the fruit smoothie and the hard boiled egg on some days. The egg for the added protein.

Do you add any powdered protein to your smoothies?

Lisa~

Tina said...

This looks GREAT! YUM!!!

~Tina