Welcome to Tidy Thursday! Here at VolunteerSpot, we’re committed to simplifying the busy lives of parents, teachers and active volunteers. Along that theme, we’re pleased to present guest organization expert April Welch, The Mental Clutter Coach! Today, April shares ideas on how to make breakfast-on-the-go a homemade treat. Thanks, April!
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Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas
By April Welch
This morning while making pancakes I realized I probably haven't shared my own breakfast strategies with y'all.
So here goes...
Each weekend I try to make a family breakfast & while pumping out the pancakes, waffles or fruit salad I just keep going.
What I mean is ~ I'm already there ... making the kitchen a mess, prepping food, taking the time to stand at the stove, having to clean ... so I make a double or triple batch.
Usually the kids are hanging out with me & we can have some great conversations (bonus family time!).
Then, I put the leftovers in the fridge either by portion size (the fruit salad) or in a quick grab-n-go container. The waffles & pancakes can easily be put in the toaster (like a piece of bread) to warm up & the portion size ensures easy access!
This simple strategy has eliminated the "making breakfast" task on busy weekday mornings when we all are pressed for time! And I know as we pull out of the driveway the kiddos have eaten something I made (love quality control on the ingredients!).
The next step for you is to figure out what your family likes in the mornings & how you can 'bulk it up' the next time you make it. Remember, you're already there just mix up a little extra & throw it in the fridge for the week!
(My favorite pancakes to make are the whole grain pecan with maple syrup - they make the house smell great warming in the toaster & we all love them!)
Hope your busy mornings are less chaotic this week,
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While her philosophies are centered on how individuals are ‘wired’ she believes in providing a fun and educational environment with simple solutions to all organizing dilemmas. She offers live workshops, virtual organizing, tele-classes, habit assessments, public speaking, a radio show online and most recently Mental Clutter Coaching. April is the Franklin Covey® Family Organizing Guru & the Spokesperson for ListPlanIt.com April can be found on: Facebook and Twitter