Yet – I did put them on the kids breakfast menu. 🙂 Call it OCD, crazy, exhausting or survival mode…If I didn’t have these menus for boys – our mornings would not go as smooth…guaranteed.
I am not kidding when I say – we used one menu last year during the school year and they religiously ate what was posted on that day every day for the entire school year. This year they said they wanted a little more variety – hence the two weekly menus.
(just click on the links above)
They would come down stairs – look at the menu – (until they memorized it) and get out what they needed for breakfast. I WAS SHOCKED – they actually followed it without question.
It took away the: “What can I have for breakfast? MOM! What’s for breakfast? – I don’t want that!”…I did not hear that once…a slightly more peaceful morning is all I am trying to accomplish.
For the eggs on the menu, we use the egg white – egg beaters and turkey sausage – I made a big ‘ol batch of them – put 2.5 ish servings (Halle is .5) in quart freezer bags – then just take them out as needed…We use whole wheat tortillas for the breakfast pizza or wraps.
I threw pop tarts in there on every other Friday – it is not the end of the world in my opinion and they get so excited. They also don’t beg for them every morning because they know they are going to get one every other Friday…
As for the dinner – I did not follow it nearly as well as the boys committed to the breakfast list. I am really trying this year…Any dinner suggestions I would gladly take if you have some! PLEASE!
Also the snack list is a new addition. I am trying to prevent the constant evening banter of – “What can I have for a snack?” They can choose from the list if we have it in the house.
http://issasarza.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/weekly-planner.jpg (Provided by issasarza.com – print your own blank one if you don’t like the Bringle’s taste in food 🙂 )
So my mini gift to you if you can use this in any capacity and it provides just a hint of peace in your mornings.