Healthy Breakfast Ideas By Mom That You Should Know

Are you a mom? Then health tops your mind for sure. You tend to multitask and manage time to ensure that you always serve healthy breakfast and other meals to your family. Breakfast is crucial for children, but often it gets rushed and compromised owing to the tight schedule of getting children dressed up for school and you being at work on time too. To help, the famous mom fashion influencer- Annie from The Foreman Five Breakfast brings you breakfast ideas by a mom that are healthy and ready in minutes. The kids will love them too!

Breakfast Ideas by Mom for Kids

Children are fond of routine and repetition; hence if you are serving something once or twice a week, they usually tend to enjoy and eat it, as shared by mom fashion influencer Annie who has great breakfast ideas by mom too for you. Let's explore them.

Breakfast ideas by mom 1: Snack Plate

Snack plates are great for breakfast. You can include cereal or crackers, protein like cheese, cottage cheese, egg, nut butter or fruit. It's easy, and at the same time, you can do variations too based on the likes of your child.


Breakfast ideas by mom 2: Smoothies

Annie, who has great recipe ideas and is a mom fashion influencer at foremanfive.com, suggests that smoothies are a great way to ensure your child eats vegetables, fruits, proteins and fats for breakfast. Here is one smoothie receipt to get you started:

·         1 cup of milk

·         ½ cup frozen banana

·         ½ cup of fruit

·         ¼ cup veggies of your choice

·         one tablespoon of nut butter

Blend all the above ingredients in ½ cup of yoghurt and ta-da! Yoghurt Smoothie!

Breakfast ideas by mom 3: Cereal

Eating healthy cereals in the morning turns out to be great for kids. You can team it up with yoghurt, milk, or smoothie. It's a breakfast idea by a mom that kids love for sure.

Breakfast ideas by mom 4: Overnight Oats

This recipe by mom fashion influencer –Annie with oats combined with yoghurt, fruit, and carbohydrates and made ahead is relatively healthy. Moreover, this breakfast idea by mom turns out to be thick and nice, making it easy for kids to eat.

Breakfast ideas by mom 5: Whole Grain Pancakes

Pancakes made from whole grain are tasty, healthy and plentiful, topped with nut butter, cream cheese, or Greek yoghurt.

Breakfast ideas by mom 6: Whole Grain Waffles

Mix whole grains, protein, and healthy fats to make waffles. That is a great breakfast idea for moms that kids will love. You keep it in your freezer and warm it up quickly in the toaster oven or microwave. Get in touch with Annie on foremanfive.com for healthy recipes and fashion tips, as she is an excellent fashion mom influencer.

Breakfast ideas by mom 7: Green peas sandwich

Green peas are packed with nutrients that support growth in children. They are full of fibre and protein. Make a yummy sandwich for kids for breakfast that has boiled and smashed peas mixed with cream and sauce. You can toast the sandwich to make it crunchier.

Breakfast ideas by mom 8: Eggs, Fruit, and a Whole Grain

Bake eggs and serve with fruit or vegetables or bread sticks—a super easy and healthy breakfast idea for mom.

Breakfast ideas by mom 9: Quesadillas

You need to warm cheese, snipped spinach, and beans in a tortilla and bam, and your breakfast is ready! You can also team it with sliced ham or scrambled eggs.

Breakfast ideas by mom 10: Sweet Potato Toast

Team up the toast with mashed roasted sweet potato or veggies and add little cinnamon on the top. Cut into cubes and let your kids enjoy.

Breakfast ideas by mom 11: Breakfast Cookies

Make some breakfast cookies! Team it up with protein from a glass of milk, a little cheese, or an egg.

Whether a child or adult, breakfast is the most important meal for the day, and these breakfast ideas for mom are a must-try! As the mom fashion influencer Annie who shares various breakfast recipes, says, 'when we sleep, we fast. Children need to break this fast with a healthy breakfast. It will fill them up with the required energy to face the day packed with a host of activities.

Paint Colors we used in our Remodel


Welcome into our "new" home!  We've been in our home for 9 years and a few years after living here we knew we wanted to do a big remodel.  A lot of the spaces weren't used efficiently and everything was very dated!  The project was a complete overhaul and we didn't have any natural design skill so we enlisted the help of Hayley from HLC Studio.  She knocked it out of the park and we are so thrilled with the finished project.

One of the most frequent questions is about the paint colors Hayley used to create a fresh, classic, warm and rich feel.  Our home was built in the 70's and so we have low ceilings by today's standards.  We also face North and so we don't get a lot of natural light into the rooms.  For those two reasons, Hayley used Chantilly Lace from Benjamin Moore on most of the walls, baseboards, trim and ceilings.  

A funny story was Kevin HATED the "white" when it first went on the walls.  He was beyond skeptical but Hayley was a pro at explaining her rationale.  At the time we still had concrete subfloors and of course not one item of furniture or decor.  It was literally white walls and that was it.  So it looked pretty stark at the time but Hayley explained it was necessary for the ceiling height and lack of light.  As she knew, all the other elements in the house warmed it up.  I am SUPER happy we stuck with it.

Put the ART in Party-Madison's Art Birthday Party

Madison requested an art party for her 8th birthday and so that's what our baby girl got.  I love a theme that calls for bright colors; it makes everything that much more fun and vibrant.  As many of you know I like to throw parties on a frugal budget.  I love sharing the details to show everyone that you don't have to sacrifice much.  You can throw a great party without an endless budget.

How to Make A Yummy French Toast Bake


Weekday breakfasts are quick and easy and I try to keep them healthy but the weekends call for small celebrations.  So that is when I like to make something a bit more yummy and maybe a bit more labor intensive.  This French Toast Bake was new for me and it didn't take too much time or effort.  However, it does have baking time so you need to start early or prep ahead of time especially if you have kids like mine that expect to eat almost immediately upon waking.

The first time I made this recipe I was taking it for a friends weekend away in the mountains.  It's great for serving a bit of a crowd and the cleanup couldn't be easier.  Typically when I'm doing breakfast for a group I do pancakes or waffles with eggs and bacon and it's a lot to manage and clean up.  After doing this French Toast Bake I determined this is the way to go from now on.  I prepped as much as I could before we left town and just assembled it the morning we wanted it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of Texas Toast
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold and cut into small squares
Directions: 

  1. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, heavy cream, sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. 
  3. Chop the bread into 3/4 - 1 inch cubes and put it in the bowl with the egg mixture and toss well until all the liquid is absorbed.
  4. In a food processor mix the flour, remaining brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. 
  5. Pulse the butter in the food processor for 5-10 seconds or until the butter and brown sugar mixture is crumbly.
  6. Pour the bread and egg mixture into the pan, cover evenly with the brown sugar-butter topping and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is crispy and the center is no longer wet.


The Foreman Fix Up- House Remodel Reveal- Before & After



It's my greatest pleasure to welcome you into our remodeled home and show you around.  It's been years in the making and 19 months since we had our first design consultation.  Living through a complete renovation was nearly impossible and had its share of challenges that tested our family in every way.  Seeing these photos almost takes that sting away!!!  I almost can't believe the transformation and it's a safe bet that you won't believe it's the same house.  Come take a peak....

Peace Out Single Digits- Fun 70's Birthday Party Theme


Planning and throwing a party is one of my absolute favorite things to do.  But to be honest I was so stressed about this party.  Emily begged for months to host her first slumber party but we only had one little problem.  Our home was still under construction!  I tried to convince her of letting it go but she wouldn't let up.  I finally agreed but was so concerned about throwing this party.  The idea of a slumber party was daunting on its own, hello 13 tweens under my roof.  But hosting while under construction was another level.

Halloween Family & Sibling Costumes



I live for sibling costumes but I fear my days are numbered on getting my oldest to agree.  Insert tears and tissues!!! It's hard to find cute and unique sibling/family costumes.  I'm always looking for new ideas and thought others might be as well so I thought I would share our past costumes.  One of my favorites was this Race Car Driver and Pit Crew.  The girls and I were part of Jack's pit crew which was unique and so adorable!  

I typically hate store bought costumes so I either have something made or I buy clothes that can fit the theme.  For this set I bought a traditional costume for Jack and then traditional clothes for the girls.