Breakfast doesn’t just fuel you up and give you energy for all of life’s adventures, it also sets the tone for the whole day. Think about how you feel when you grab something quick on the way out the door in a rush versus the times when you sit down with your family and actually enjoy your meal. I’m guilty of the “rush job” breakfast, or even skipping it entirely and just drinking coffee. With Jake starting cyber school this year, I want to make huge changes to the way we do breakfast. I want to “Think Biggerer” and turn breakfast into a more relaxing meal.
5 Ways to “Think Biggerer” at breakfast!
*I partnered with Honeycomb cereal to encourage you to “Think Biggerer” when it comes to breakfast. All opinions are my own.
Forget about just going big. The classically delicious Honeycomb cereal wants us all to think as big as we can, as in “biggerer!” It makes sense, since every single spoonful is bursting with honey flavor and ginormous crunch! This is one classic that will never go out of style, especially for my honey-loving son. The sweetened corn and uniquely fun hexagon shape makes it a staple in our household. When Honeycomb challenged me to “Think Biggerer,” I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about. Don’t worry, busy moms, when I say “Think Biggerer,” I’m not suggesting that you get up an hour earlier to put together a lavish spread! In fact, you can easily incorporate these ideas into a 15-minute breakfast routine!
1- Get breakfast on the table fast so you have time to relax
To me, going biggerer has nothing to do with cooking up a storm and everything to do with setting the perfect emotional tone. Get breakfast on the table fast so you can enjoy a little family time before everyone heads off in different directions. Don’t overthink it. Set out bowls, put the Honeycomb cereal and low-fat milk on the table. Add a platter of cut fruit (you can cut everything up the night before) to the table and call it a meal. You’ll have everything covered: complex carbs, protein, fiber, and a good start to getting your daily vitamins and minerals. If you do a little prep work the night before, you can get everything on the table in under 2 minutes.
2- Start the day with a joke
My husband and son love telling jokes. Even when Jake rolls his eyes at my husband’s “dad jokes,” he still laughs. I can’t think of a better way to set the tone for the perfect day than by starting the morning with laughter, can you?
3- Declare breakfast a “negativity-free” zone
Politics and controversial news story are dinner table discussions, not breakfast talk. Even if your whole family is on the same side of a particular debate, chances are someone is going to get riled up at something. Do you really want the first conversation of the day to be about bad news? Instead, go around the table and challenge each other to come up with something positive about the day. It could be a fun project that your kids are looking forward to doing, a moment to appreciate the beautiful weather, or anything else that comes to mind. The only rule is that it can’t be negative.
4- Play “Six Impossible Things”
You know how Alice believes six impossible things before breakfast every day? Well, why not make a game of it? Believing in the unbelievable is a great way to challenge your brain to to think beyond the boundaries of reality. Basically, it helps you think biggerer! Just remember to keep it positive. No judging what others come up with, and don’t use it as a way to get around the “no controversy” rule! Want to know some of my six impossible things? I believe in fairies, the magic of birthday wishes. In time travel and alternate realities. I believe that surrounding myself with books is like surrounding myself with tiny little worlds that I can jump into at any time.
5- Make memories!
Life goes by SO fast, and before you know it, your kids are off to college and you’re eating breakfast alone. I took hundreds of pictures a year of my son when he was tiny, but looking back, I realize that I only have a handful of pics from the last few years. Between digital camera, smartphones, and tablets, we have more ways than ever before to capture memories. Who cares if your house is messy, or if your son needs a haircut? Not every picture you take needs to be Instagram-worthy or make its way into a coffee table photo book. Snap a photo each morning at the end of breakfast just to keep for yourself. In five, ten, even 50 years from now, you’ll be glad you did!
Sitting down at the table and just enjoying each other’s company, even if it’s just for 15 minutes while you talk around a mouthful of cereal, really sets the tone for the whole day. It’s a simple and fun way to Think Biggerer at breakfast and send everyone off on a positive note. As I mentioned above, Jake is starting cyber school this year (and I work from home), so we really have no excuse to make breakfast a rush job. Even if your kids go off to a brick and mortar school, you can still go biggerer at breakfast time just by getting up ten minutes earlier. With delicious Honeycomb cereal in your bowls, there’s no need to wake up before the birds to start your day off right!
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What are some of your favorite ways to turn breakfast into a biggerer affair? Share below!
We try to think biggerer at breakfast time by trying new recipes like breakfast burritos, omelets, etc so we have an even healthier start to our day!
We think biggerer by slowing down and eating breakfast together before stetting out for the day.
One way we think bigger is by having breakfast together as a family and getting the kids to help make breakfast and have fun learning to cook healthy meals.
We think bigger by spending breakfast time together to start the day off positive.
We think biggerer by making sure We eat breakfast together each day.
My children and I talk about what our plans will be after school! It makes them excited to get thru the day!!!
Think about what you will do with the rest of the day!
My way to “Think Biggerer” at breakfast and set a positive tone for the day is to make sure everyone in the family have nutritious breakfast before kicking off the day.
Our Biggerer breakfast is charging our bodies for the day ahead by talking and eating a satisfying breakfast
I like to think biggerer by eating a healthy breakfast daily
By trying to incorporate fruit into my breakfast routine and avoiding dairy
Once in awhile, I try to make a coffee cake with lots of berries or fruit in it.
try your best to make some memories!
We think bigger buy enjoying breakfast together.
I think biggerer at breakfast by eating yogurt parfaits to incorporate healthy fruits and calcium packed yogurt and cereal.
I thing biggerer at breakfast by telling everyone “Don’t forget,I love you” before they leave everyday.
We like to think bigger by eating a nutritious breakfast and talking about our plans for the day.
I like to make a fun breakfast like pancakes with shapes or build your own toppings to start the day with everyone having fun.
I know that for myself- and my entire family- having a nutritious breakfast is super important. We all feel more energetic and nurtured. I involve the kids by taking requests and having multiple choices for breakfast.
I always make sure my kids are prepared for the day, so they have one less thing to worry about .Then they can focus on eating a healthy breakfast
I always have a BIGGER cup of coffee with my cereal to start my day more awake!
We think bigger by having everything ready the night before so mornings are more relaxed not running around trying to get everything together!
savor every bite
We think bigger by starting the day off right. The right nutrition is good for doing that. Start the day off positive and the rest of the day is great!
We try to think biggerer at breakfast time by eating healthy and nutritious foods.We also talk about what the day’s events might be and encourage each other to enjoy the day and do our best. 🙂
I like to prepare breakfast as much as possible the night before, which means for us a better, more fun, and not harried, breakfast betterer for sure!
I like to mentally come up with a things to do/accomplish list with a treat at the end depending on what I got done.
We like to eat breakfast and lunch together as a family
We like to start the day with a healthy but fun breakfast. We try different easy recipes. It starts the day with a great tone
We love to do pancakes or waffles and let everyone pick their own mix in and toppings from things like berries, chocolate chips, peanut butter, whipped cream and more!
….add berries to anything and everything.
We “think bigger” at breakfast by making sure everyone has a substantial and healthy meal to start the day.
We think bigger by making better and healthier choices. Such as boiled eggs instead of fried, or fruit in stead of bread!
I go to bed early and wake up on time. Or better yet, get up earlier than I normally would. Having enough time to truly get ready (not to mention time to do all the other stuff on the list) makes for a much more positive, stress-free day.
We try to eat breakfast together whenever possible. Even if it’s a quick breakfast.
We like to eat a warm breakfast together.
We eat breakfast as a family Always! It starts the day out big and right.
I usually post a daily quote of the day and find everything to be thankful for before I have breakfast.
I love this idea!
We think biggerer at my home for breakfast by talking about our goals for the day and support ing and encouraging one another.
I think biggerer by making healthy choices that taste good for breakfast.
We think bigger by talking about the upcoming days activities and making sure we eat a good breakfast before tacklijng them!
Share a positive thought for what good you hope to accomplish
we try to eat healthy – some fruit or yogurt to start the day
We try to think biggerer by adding fresh fruit to our cereal….berries…..bananas…..anything healthy
I try to make sure my kids eat a biggerer breakfast so they can start the day off right.
We think biggerer by setting the table the night before and taking time to eat together and talk for a bit.
Be motivated to someting good everyday!
Having time together with my 5 kids and discussing what are plans are fr the day starts it off right.
My way to “Think Biggerer” at breakfast and set a positive tone for the day is to have a healthy breakfast.
Just making sure I have breakfast is a bigger thing.
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We make mostly breakfast burritos and sandwiches with eggs, cheese, bacon, and sausage and anything else we have laying around.
i make the day biggerer by exersizing and eating healthy
I like to add fruit to our cereal for breakfast.
We go bigger by trying to have as many meals together as we can.
I like having breakfast with the kids. You can start the day with them and help them to have a good day
I try to get her to tell me one thing positive about her life every morning.
that all family is having a good breakfast
We add in fruits to them.
WE add them into our pancake mix.
We talk about our plans for the day and what we want to accomplish.
I like to make my hubby a big breakfast..He works nights and always appreciates a good breakfast.
BY STARTING THE DAY OFF WITH A PRAYER AND A HEALTHY BREAKFAST.
My favorite way to enjoy Honeycombs is a nice cold bowl of cereal with cold milk in the mornings.
A dutch baby is always a big hit, and I try to have fresh fruit also.
By sitting and eating breakfast as a family and talking about the days plans..
I like to eat breakfast with my daughter every morning and we occasionally go biggerer and have some homemade pancakes or waffles on the weekends with my husband!