To be honest, I haven’t been trying too many new recipes lately. My kids have been loving eating the cucumbers and tomatoes raw, and my potatoes have tasted lovely baked.
One thing I have been trying to negotiate, however, is morning meals. With school starting, we need something that is quick and filling and won’t make too big of a mess.
While my solutions don’t contain CSA vegetables, I thought I would share them anyway.
The first is baked cranberry, apple oatmeal bars. I made these last night, and the kids were begging for more. I like anything I can bake the night before because my kids can have something nutritious and I don’t have to get up half an hour earlier.
Here is the recipe I used. (Click here.) I didn’t have any coconut, so I omitted that, but I think it would probably taste better with it. It would also taste good with chocolate chips, but obviously chocolate isn’t always the best breakfast food.
I have also been hearing a lot about refrigerator oatmeal. This is even easier than the bars because it doesn’t require any baking. You simply mix a few ingredients (usually oats, milk, and a fruit) and store it in the refrigerator overnight.
There are quite a few recipes on overnight oats, but this one does a great job of explaining the process. My mouth was watering as I was reading it! (Click here)
Finally, we have also tried eggs baked in muffin tins. This was a mixed success. If I add too many veggies, the kids take notice and stage a revolt. I have found that if I break them up like scrambled eggs before I microwave them in the morning, then they take to them much better. I also add cheese. Next time I make them, I plan on pureeing the veggies and mixing them with the eggs. That way I can sneak in some early morning veggies without inciting an uprising.
What about you? Does anyone out there have any good, quick school morning breakfasts? I would love to hear about them!