Many I will be able to make ahead. Many will be freezable. Many will be from my Breakfast Ideas board on Pinterest (go look for a sneak peek!).
The easiest way for me to prepare for this challenge was to plan the entire month in advance. That's right, I know what I'll be having for breakfast for the next 30 days. Of course, this is subject to change, as I expect the occasional hiccup of not having time to prepare something, or not liking a new recipe, may come up. But I have a plan. If you'd like to work on your own plan, here is a suggestion - assign each day of the week a general category. For example, mine are:
- Sunday: Egg-Based Meals
- Monday: TBD (Breakfasts that didn't really fit in any category)
- Tuesday: Muffins or Breads, which will be served with whatever fruit we have around
- Wednesday: Egg-Based Meals again
- Thursday: Oatmeal
- Friday: Treat Day (Because some of those recipes on my Pinterest board are pretty decadent-looking)
- Saturday: Pancakes or Waffles
I have several goals for this challenge:
- Spend less money on boxes of cereal. The past two months or so we have gone through probably 20 boxes of cereal. Even with coupons, that's a lot of money! While we will be spending "more" on ingredients, or at least on eggs and fresh fruit, I still think it will come out to be less than buying all that cereal.
- Make more REAL food. Yes, some of the breakfasts I planned have sugar in them. But you know what they don't have? All those not-so-easy-to-pronounce preservatives. That, to me, is better.
- Try new recipes. What's the point of saving all of these yummy-looking ideas if I never make them?
P.S. I just discovered a blog challenge for Unprocessed October, a month (or week, or however long you choose) dedicated to eating unprocessed foods. Go read more about that too! I still haven't decided if we'll participate in that, but I figured I would mention it, because it's a similar idea to this challenge.