Bring Back Breakfast with these 3 Tips from Hungry Jack #ad

by Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer here to share with you about the importance of breakfast time with family during those hectic school mornings. While we were compensated to write this post, all opinions remain our own.

Breakfast is THE most important meal of the day. From my own personal experience, I can tell you that when my family has been running around all morning trying to piece together clothes, lost homework, keys, backpacks, and more, sitting down to breakfast is essential.

When my kids would run around like that, and then me scramble them out the door without sitting down to eat, their days pretty much ran and felt just like the morning had been — totally chaotic.

Here are 3 tips you can use to bring back breakfast and create a peaceful morning in your household again.

Bring Back Breakfast with these 3 Tips

Hungry Jack Bring Back Breakfast

Regardless of how chaotic, stop and eat breakfast

One thing that helps bring peace to my family and removes the chaos is to sit and have breakfast together, regardless of how chaotic and late we are.

I cannot tell you how this has calmed my children, calmed me, and helped us to really refocus the morning.

Serve quick to make meals

Breakfast does not have to be this huge smorgasbord of eggs, bacon, toast, potatoes, etc. Just a few simple pancakes or waffles will do. Nothing like a buttery, delicious pancake to start the morning right.

Try to get up 30 minutes earlier than normal

Getting up 30 minutes earlier than everyone else will give you plenty of time to get breakfast going and your head in the game. Not only will this help everyone else to have a calm morning, but you will also be on top of whatever else needs to be taken care of during the morning time.

Start Your Family Day with Hungry Jack

Hungry Jack Bring Back Breakfast

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Whether you like the convenience of our “Just Add Water” products or prefer to add in your own milk, oil, and eggs. There’s a Hungry Jack mix for you.

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1 Kerrie Mayans September 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm

My best tip is to get up earlier than your kids and get breakfast started and cooked so they don’t have to wait for you to cook it. It is ready when they are.

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2 Evelyn September 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I sometimes make a breakfast casserole if I know Im going to have a busy week and we just eat that throughout the week

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3 Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm

My best tip is to make ahead anything that you can. I like making French Toast casserole or keeping frozen breakfast sandwiches in the freezer!

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4 Jessie C. September 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm

My tip is to precook some ingredients to make breakfast easier.

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5 Wild Orchid September 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm

My tip is to make pancakes and waffles in a large batch and freeze them for easy weekday meals.

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6 Jessica To September 30, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I like to make a sausage and egg casserole and put it in the fridge at night and just stick it in the oven in the morning. It’s a hot and tasty breakfast!

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7 Cynthia R September 30, 2013 at 4:14 pm

bring breafast back by also serving for dinner, also cook breakfast on weekends.

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8 Wehaf September 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I like to make food in advance for breakfast.

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9 Anne Lehnick September 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm

This is pretty funny for me. I just bought the single packages of Hungry Jack pancake mix on Saturday. I made some yesterday morning – just added water! My son raved about the pancakes and said they were the best ones I ever made. Using a mix like that and pre-cooked bacon that you warm in the microwave are my tips for bringing breakfast back.

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10 Nannypanpan September 30, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Pick a breakfast thAt is quick and that everyone likes
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11 Heather September 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm

We all have to get up a little earlier, but we enjoy eating a nice breakfast together before starting our crazy day!

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12 Lisa F. September 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm

I have my breakfast a little later because I don’t like to eat right after waking up. So, flexibility on the time of breakfast might be key.

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13 Cheryl F. October 1, 2013 at 3:01 am

Set the alarm a few minutes early so you have more time to prepare and eat breakfast.

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14 Marti Tabora October 1, 2013 at 5:42 am

My best tip would be to get up just a little bit earlier in the mornings. The biggest barrier for me having breakfast is having enough time. Thank you!

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15 Kristie October 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

I make sure to get up early to cook breakfast.

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16 Steph October 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Get up early so you have time to cook it.

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17 Kathy Stevenson October 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm

We all have to get up earlier to have a nice breakfast.

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18 DEBIJOT October 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Getting things organized the night before and get in the habit of rising earlier.

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19 Erika October 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm

My best tip is to have things ready to make breakfast ready to go when I get up!

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20 Mer October 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Prep in advance whenever possible. Whether that’s gathering ingredients, or making oatmeal in the crockpot the night before, it’s easier to start breakfast when you’re not thinking about what to have.

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21 Mya Murphy October 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm

In my world, breakfast is the best part of the day and it never went anywhere. In fact, I eat breakfast all times of day.

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22 Kristen October 1, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Eat breakfast for dinner! After reading your post I’m craving pancakes now!

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23 julie murphy October 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

let a parent stay home so there is more time for these things

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24 Marian Boll October 2, 2013 at 12:11 am

Having as much breakfast ready as possible the night before so it’s a calm meal for the kids before heading out to school or work

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25 nickie October 2, 2013 at 12:30 am

I make food in advance

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26 Shannon Baas October 2, 2013 at 3:42 am

Have some breakfast sandwiches in the freezer.

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27 diane October 2, 2013 at 5:33 am

get up a little earlier to make breakfast

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28 Jeanne October 2, 2013 at 6:12 am

Best tip is to just get up early and fix it. The smell is sure to wake everyone up!!

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29 dan williams October 2, 2013 at 9:30 am

never forget breakfast myself, but arranging time for breakfast, having a good breakfast is helpful

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30 beth shepherd October 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

I like to make breakfast almost once a week for dinner and always on the weekends.

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31 Terri Egelund October 2, 2013 at 11:14 am

Getting up early so my family can have a hot breakfast.

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32 Sue Ellison October 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

My tip is to begin having breakfast on the weekends or any days you are not rushed for time, once this becomes a habit, then add the other days.

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33 Charlene S October 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Get up early enough to enjoy breakfast.

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34 Andrea October 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm

I try to have everything but breakfast ready the night before.

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35 Monique Rizzo October 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Spice it up with different foods- pizza is ok for breakfast right?
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36 Dawn Monroe October 2, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Do what you can in advance and make it fun and possible portable.

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37 Dawn Monroe October 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Do what you can in advance and make it fun and possible portable.
Why do my comments not go through? Failed publications.

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38 Tamar October 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I make it quick. It’s usually a protein bar.

and Dawn, your comments do go through…not a failed publication. I love this site

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39 Tammy S October 2, 2013 at 9:12 pm

My best tip is to get up just 15 minutes earlier so you can start getting everything ready for breakfast.

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40 Rea Liz October 2, 2013 at 10:28 pm

My best tip is to prepare as much as you can the night before, so you aren’t rushing in the morning trying to prepare breakfast!

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41 Shakeia Rieux October 3, 2013 at 7:30 am

I like to get up early and make a variety so they would have a little bit of everything

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42 Shakeia Rieux October 3, 2013 at 7:31 am

I like to get up early and make a variety of things so they would have a little bit of everything

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43 Shakeia Rieux October 3, 2013 at 7:31 am

I like to get up early and make a variety of things so they would have a little bit of everything.

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44 Ally October 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

Make things the night before where possible. You can cut up fruit and drizzle it with lemon juice, you can make bread or cinnamon roll dough, and then you can enjoy them in the morning with much less work (:

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45 trisha kilpatrick October 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

My best tip is to use the freezer. Homemade pancakes, waffles, and even some casseroles can be frozen for a quick meal. Overnight meals in the crockpot are also a simple option.

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46 Susan Smith October 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Getting up early so I have enough time to make a hot breakfast.

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47 Carolyn g October 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I say start with having breakfast for dinner

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48 Stephanie V. October 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm

wake up early – yes, but also have a game plan. I make a 1 min 20 sec omelette in the microwave for the kids – customizable. Make big batch pancakes on Sunday to heat up over next few mornings.
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49 Sadie B. October 4, 2013 at 8:07 am

I like to have a menu planned out for the week. Then I can prep and kids know when they will get hot breakfast or cereal.

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50 kelly October 4, 2013 at 1:15 pm

preparing stuff the night before makes it easier.

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51 Stacie October 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

We do a lot of cereal during the week, but the weekends are for family breakfasts!

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52 Katherine October 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Think ahead and be prepared and just get up about 10 minutes earlier

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53 Kyl Neusch October 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm

precook some ingredient

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54 Susan Chester October 5, 2013 at 9:58 pm

My tip is to freeze waffles for the toaster. Everybody loves waffles!

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55 shirley October 6, 2013 at 2:05 am

I precook breakfast items, then all you do is warm them up.

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56 heta s October 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

have at least 3 varieties for a week of breakfast.

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57 Thomas Murphy October 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I like to make breakfast foods for dinner.

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58 angie October 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

like most things planning ahead really makes it better

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59 alisa October 6, 2013 at 10:12 pm

by keeping eggs and pancake mix and fresh veggies in the house so we can make omelettes and pancakes

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60 Brittany October 7, 2013 at 8:11 am

I make sure my kids get something healthy in their bellies before they are off for the day. I get up earlier them they do so I can make lunches and breakfasts before they come downstairs.

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61 Francine Anchondo October 7, 2013 at 10:35 am

I love to make omelets and have also have pancakes and waffles

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62 Becky October 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Get up early enough to eat breakfast :)

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63 beth October 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Make time for it!

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64 Melissa Nagy October 7, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Start your day a little earlier. I LOVE to sleep but breakfast is often harried because I don’t take an extra 15-20 minutes to get us all together.

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65 Holly Storm-Burge October 7, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Make it quick, easy, and yummy!

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66 Renee Walters October 8, 2013 at 9:15 am

My tip is to make waffles in a large batch and freeze them.

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67 Helen October 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I love breakfast foods. We even have breakfast for dinner some nights. It is delicious :)

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68 Tabathia B October 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm

my tip is to make it easier but add variety, I use a breakfast menu and have some storebought items that I like to use with cereal, frozen waffles and fresh muffins

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69 Julie W October 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Wake everybody up at the same time & make something everyone would like :)

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70 Lorena Keech October 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Simple is best, we stick to french toast or english muffin sandwiches.

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71 Vera P. October 9, 2013 at 2:51 am

We start our day earlier so we have time to have breakfast as a family.

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72 Jill Myrick October 9, 2013 at 10:46 am

I always get up an hour before I wake my children up.
It gives me time to have a nice quiet cup of coffee and prepare a nice breakfast that we can enjoy together before sending them off to school.

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73 Tiffany Hearn October 9, 2013 at 11:49 am

I plan it the night before so I can just get right up and make it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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74 Lacey Burd October 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Prepare breakfast casseroles the night before so all you have to do is put it in the oven. Thanks :)

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75 Cathy French October 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

I love breakfast but I usually don’t eat it at breakfast time. We like to make breakfast for dinner ocassionally. To bring back breakfast, at the appropriate breakfast time, would be to get organized and preplan the night before.

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76 JennyA October 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I say that you have to make something that is easy, as well as something that the family loves.

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77 joni October 9, 2013 at 10:11 pm

To have it prepared in the morning and something enjoyable too.

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78 Myrna Kasick October 9, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Let them wake up to the smell of something yummy.

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79 Rebecca Lock October 9, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Prepare the night before and have a variety of quick fix options available.

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80 Melinda Stephens October 10, 2013 at 12:13 am

It probably helps if everyone in the family gets up at about the same time.

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81 Stephanie Larison October 10, 2013 at 2:12 am

Have it for dinner once in a while too. We had french toast tonight. :)

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82 Christian Alejandro October 10, 2013 at 2:56 am

My best tip is to get a little creative! I get up a little extra early so that nothing is rushed.

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83 danielle Marie October 10, 2013 at 3:02 am

breakfast isnt always for breakfast. it is equally good as dinner.

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84 joseph gersch October 10, 2013 at 5:01 am

bring breatkfast back by making something excting adding something special

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85 kim h October 10, 2013 at 6:01 am

I always eat breakfast

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86 Amanda Sakovitz October 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

we like to make chocolate chip pancakes and waffles to make things a little special

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87 Jenny S October 10, 2013 at 9:14 am

Breakfast for dinner sometimes so you can always enjoy a big breakfast when you don’t have the time in the morning

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88 Nicole D. October 10, 2013 at 10:13 am

I like to have nutritious and easy to make items on hand. Eggs, pancakes, fruit…all can be made quickly.

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89 Debra Hall October 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

start with a big weekend breakfast

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90 tallcapp October 10, 2013 at 11:55 am

To bring it back, you must make it appealing. In my family that means bacon!

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91 Teresa Thompson October 10, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Make everything you can the night before to cut down on time.

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92 Lesley F October 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

I like getting up early in the mornings for some me time and then I fix everyone breakfast before they get up to get them going! You get a lot done when everyone is sleeping :)

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93 christina givens October 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm

make breakfast a family project. everyone has a job and everyone spends time together before going off their own ways.

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94 April Brenay October 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm

we can only sit down together on the weekends so we make sure 1 day a week we sit at the table for breakfast.

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95 Mary Cloud October 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Find some fun new kid friendly recipes that your kids can help you make – make faces on pancakes with yogurt and fruit
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96 Elizabeth Oerther October 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Always plan the night before so you aren’t rushing around in the morning.

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97 Paula Tavernie October 10, 2013 at 7:55 pm

I make sure to have everything ready and get up earlier then the kids!

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98 Melanie Montgomery October 10, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Noone can say no to French toast

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99 Lisa Garner October 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm

My tip is make sure to include breakfast foods that everyone enjoys so everyone with want to sit down as a family.

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100 susan smoaks October 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm

we love breakfast and every weekend we make a big breakfast in the morning. bringing breakfast back is easily done if you make it simple and delicious!

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101 Laurie Emerson October 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I get up a hour earlier than anyone else and set the table . About 15 minutes before I wake up I put out all the foods and also put on one of my children’s favorite CD’s. You can’t help but want to sit down and eat and smile as you might end up listening to The Wheels on the Bus.

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102 Vikki Billings October 10, 2013 at 10:25 pm

We love breakfast and some times even eat it for Dinner, when making breakfast in the morning my tip is to get everything ready the night before so that everything moves smoother in the mornings so that there is more time for eating breakfast.

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103 Beverly Metcalf October 10, 2013 at 11:07 pm

I always try to have breakfast every morning, during the work week. Sometimes it’s just oatmeal or cold cereal, with orange juice, but I do feel better if I eat something before I start a new day. Sundays I always cook a big breakfast. Thanks.

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104 Breanne October 10, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Wake up early enough

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105 tim October 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

Adding a few chocolate chips in waffles brings everyone to the table

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106 Brian E. October 11, 2013 at 12:05 am

Thanks for the giveaway…make breakfast easy to prepare: do some prep work the night before i.e. cutting up fruit, cooking oatmeal, baking muffins, etc.

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107 Trisha McKee October 11, 2013 at 12:16 am

Take the time to plan so breakfast goes smoother.

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108 john hutchens October 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

make breakfast fun and simple

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109 Miranda Ward October 11, 2013 at 12:31 am

I always get up early

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110 Manda Marie October 11, 2013 at 12:32 am

Make a good one! :) We leave the house too often with pop tarts or the like in hand and while that may suffice it’s not like a nice breakfast with eggs, waffles, sausage or some turkey bacon. We’ll even do breakfast for dinner sometimes because we love breakfast foods.

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111 Sand October 11, 2013 at 12:39 am

Prepare as much as possible the night before.

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112 Mihaela Day October 11, 2013 at 12:39 am

My tip is to wake up early and start cooking ;)

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113 Melody Domingues October 11, 2013 at 1:01 am

Wake up earlier and make something you love!!

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114 Brittney House October 11, 2013 at 1:35 am

I like to make everyones favorites every now and then.

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115 Jennifer Reed October 11, 2013 at 1:38 am

My best tip for bringing breakfast back is to plan and prep as much as possible ahead. Make ahead breakfast casseroles are nice, as are mixes that can be made quickly.

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116 Roxann October 11, 2013 at 1:46 am

Get all the ingredients and pans together the night before and then it will be easier for you in the morning.

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