Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's What's for Breakfast.....Fruit!

When my children wake up, some are immediately hungry and others like to play legos or create movies on the computer first.  So, to start their day off right and also have something that they can get to whenever hunger strikes, I prepare fruit for each of them.  It can require some time, as they all like different things.

Ben is easy; organic blueberries are his choice day and night (except for his lego building apple slices).  Leah chooses kiwi, if I have it, but she will also eat grapefruit or orange.  Maddie and Amelia choose grapefruit.  Of course, these are our winter choices.  Can't wait for summer fruits!  Watermelon, canteloupe, strawberries, oh my!

I know that some people would not think highly of my choice to give each of my children a different fruit, therefore making a whole lot more work for me.  But I don't understand that argument.  After all, each of us likes different things.  I would hate it if someone made me eat something just because it was easier or because someone else in the house liked it too.  I think that it is only fair for us to listen to our children and their food likes and dislikes and try to  honor them.  (I'm also a big believer in trying new things...a thought for another post).

After fruit is consumed, some of my children want something else.....oatmeal, eggs, pancakes, banana "ice cream," scrambled tofu, ...... but fruit is the first thing that is eaten each morning in our house.
Fruit, it does a body good!

Organic oranges on the chopping block.

Love Trader Joe's Wild Blueberries.  Ben eats them year round.

Blueberries awaiting Ben!

Our breakfast table before the kids arrive.

Yummy, refreshing, organic fruit.

Always have a bowl of pears and apples.  Good snacking!

Starts the day off right!


  1. Hey, I think I know where you got that bag of grapefruit.

    I love the blog!
    And the photos are beautiful.
    We have multiple breakfasts too. I'm just happy to get them all to eat something healthy in the morning.

    Love and light.

  2. Sometimes breakfast feels like it goes on and on, April, but I'm also happy to get their day off to a good start.
    Lydia :)