Breakfast Is the New Dinner

We’ve all heard that sitting down and eating a meal together as a family is important. There are said to be multiple benefits for everyone involved: Kids learn better eating habits, for one, and it’s just a good time for everyone to catch up with one another.

However, sometimes between activities and work schedules it simply doesn’t work to get everyone around the table at the same time in the evening. Because of this, it seems like a new trend is emerging among some busy families. Instead of sitting down for a family dinner, they’re sitting down for a nice hot breakfast together—getting that quality time in at the start of the day instead of the end.

I personally love this idea, as sometimes my brood can be difficult to drag out of bed in the morning. The promise of a hot breakfast could be just the ticket to getting the kids up without all the fuss.

If you think that this could be the perfect solution for your busy family as well, I’ve got three delicious breakfast dishes to share with you to get you started. What’s great about them is that you can prepare all three of them ahead of time—in case the kids aren’t the only ones who have trouble getting up early!

 

Baked Eggs with Tomato Sauce

Baked Eggs with Tomato Sauce

These little egg dishes are a family favorite at our house! These have become a go-to breakfast option for us any time we want something a little more special, as the flavors are quite different from our typical breakfast picks.

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

This egg casserole is the epitome of simple but provides a wholesome, protein-packed meal to start your day. It requires just a few simple steps to assemble the night before; the slow cooker does the rest of the work for you while you sleep, and in the morning you have a delicious, nutritious breakfast waiting for you. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Waffled Eggs

Waffled Eggs

Did you know that waffles aren’t the only thing you can cook in a waffle iron? Get more use out of yours by making these incredible waffled eggs. They have the same fun shape as waffles but without all of the carbs. You can easily cater these to your own family’s likes and dislikes by adding or omitting ingredients.

 

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.