Can you tell I don’t like breakfast around here?
Let me clarify. I LOVE breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day. My breakfast and my coffee make me such a happy woman.
What I don’t like is breakfast for E.
Seriously. What kind of a breakfast do you give a toddler who can’t have dairy or eggs? I don’t think many of us sit back and think about how much “breakfast” is centered around dairy and eggs until you can’t have either of them.
So, what kind of breakfasts do I feed this child who can’t have most of the breakfast-y things we’ve all come to know and love?
- Toast with cashew butter. Almond butter or sunbutter would probably suffice as well, but man my kid loves cashew butter.
- Kashi frozen waffles. Thank you, sweet baby Jesus, for the existence of frozen vegan waffles.
- Cereal. It’s surprising how many boxed dry cereals don’t contain milk. We have the added bonus of having to check for peanuts, but those are rare in breakfast cereals so it’s not usually a hindrance. The catch here is that E hates cereal in any kind of sub milk. She’ll take it dry, thank you very much.
- Fruit. E will eat her weight in fruit.
- Oatmeal breakfast “cookies.” I usually steer clear of breakfast items that require baking because as a working mom, ain’t nobody got time for that. But these are SUPER quick and easy, and I get to steal some of them so… #worthit.
- Almond milk yogurt. We buy the Kite Hill brand because it’s pretty thick (some almond milk yogurts are watery and runny) and it’s got five grams of protein, which is a lot more than many sub milk yogurts.
Things I should be able to give E for breakfast that I can’t because she hates them and hits the spoon away: Cream of Wheat and oatmeal. E likes oatmeal in things like breakfast cookies, but she doesn’t like it hot off the stove. These days she will at least take a bite and consider it before refusing more…the first time I gave it to her, she bawled her eyes out like I’d fed her a spoonful of thorns.
Allergy moms and non-allergy moms, what kinds of dairy-free and egg-free things do you feed your babies/kids?