The 'everything is fair game' experiment
- The boys were quite happy with being able to choose anything they wanted for breakfast.
- We got a lot of leftovers eaten without having to find creative ways to incorporate small amounts of leftovers into new dinners.
- Vegetables got eaten before school.
- There was a lot less grumbling about choices because there were a lot more choices.
when I was a kid all I wanted was either a hamburger or a pork chop for breakfast. Even at restaurants. My mother, a firm believer in raising thoroughly independent children, taught me to make my own hamburger or pork chop without burning down the house by the time I was seven.- anonymousI love leftovers, especially thai food, a grilled cheese, or slicing up an apple and coating each slice liberally in peanut butter. Another recent favorite is small corn tortillas toasted with black beans and a sprinkle of cheese. Variety makes it much more interesting and I find I have more energy and don't get as hungry midmorning when I start the day with a solid dose of protein. I save my cereal to enjoy as an afternoon or evening snack. Ultimately though, breakfast should come down to whatever helps one in the wakeup process and provides energy for the day.- anonymousOur Korean exchange student told us that in Korea there are no special breakfast foods- it's all just food. I'm happy with that; things like donuts and pastries, (while tasty) make me ill a couple of hours after eating them, and cold cereal leaves me, well, cold. The traditional breakfast foods I do like- eggs, pancakes, oatmeal- I like just as well at other meals.- Willamy kids (4yrs. and 1yr) asked for waffles, sweet potatoes and green beans for breakfast. I agree, as long as it's healthy, it's fair game.- Mandi
Did you give this experiment a try and allow anything to be fair game for breakfast as long as it was healthy and you had time to make it? How did it go? I think I'm going to make this standard in my home from now on.
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