Are your family’s morning always rushed and hectic? Does it always feel like someone is eating toast over the sink before rushing out leaving a half drunk mug of coffee behind? Does it always feel like you have no time to chat because someone is looking of their homework or is running late and does not have time to eat today? If that is the case, then maybe you need to make some changes. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and as a family, getting together each morning to talk about schedules and just chat is important – it sets the tone for the day and everyone will leave home happier.
One of the key reasons that breakfast is often a rush is because we rarely take the time to plan breakfast. You always have fall back options like cereal and more often than not will also have school lunches to pack. However, eating a good breakfast is important for your health and taking the time to plan your meals will be worth it if it means everyone has a healthy start to the day and that you all get to share some quiet and peace in the morning. Breakfast should not be hard. Think toast and a fried or scrambled egg – that is quick and easy. Oatmeal is another great option. The previous night simply add milk, fruit and some nuts and leave the oatmeal in the fridge. When you wake up in the morning, all you have to do is serve it up and eat. Consider making breakfast smoothies. Once again you can prep for these early so that all you have to do is lend the chopped up ingredients in the morning.
Have a breakfast spot
Creating a cozy breakfast corner is another way to entice everyone to eat together. Creating one does not mean that you have to undertake expensive kitchen remodelling.
In fact, no kitchen renovations will be necessary at all! Simply make sure that you have a table in a sunny corner or that your pantry table is well lit and an organized kitchen cabinets. Have comfy chairs and have fresh flowers or fruits laid out on the table. Have a coffee scented candle ready to be lit – it’ll wake everyone up and make the corner seem cozy and welcoming. You could have a bench and cushions or even wicker basket chairs. Making breakfast special will also encourage everyone to stay and eat together. Visit this link http://www.guthriesjoinery.com/joinery/cabinets/ for more info about kitchen cabinets in Central Coast.
Create a playlist
A breakfast playlist is a great idea. Either play some calming music or have everyone pick their favourite happy music to create a fun breakfast playlist that is sure to get everyone up and ready to face the day!