A Breakfast Hack to Make Mornings Easier
In collaboration with IKEA.
If your mornings are chaotic and breakfast is often skipped, check out this simple breakfast hack to make your morning’s easier.
After recently getting the worktop on the breakfast bar in our kitchen extended, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to trial a simple breakfast hack to make it a helpful station to make our mornings easier.
Our mornings can already be hectic with early wake-ups, the usual chaos of life with two kids and the nursery run. However, I think things are going to get even more challenging in the morning when Aiden starts school in September.
To make our mornings easier, I created a little breakfast station. It’s got all the things you need (except the milk in the fridge) to make a wholesome breakfast in literally minutes. Aiden loves getting involved in the kitchen and often helps me cook dinner. He’s now very good at putting his breakfast together so he’s fully on board with the breakfast station.
Breakfast is the most skipped meal of the day for many, but it’s potentially the most important. It helps you kick start the day so I’m always determined that it never gets missed in our house.
On the breakfast station, to keep everything together and easily portable if needs be, I used the Romanistk Tray, which is pretty large so serves this purpose well. To store the cereals I wanted some airtight container and chose the Korken glass jars that have a traditional feel to them.
Since the breakfast station is going to be a display piece, I thought the Kalas cutlery in the pastel colour way would look pretty and offer a pop of colour. More colour can be added with napkins that are kept nice and neat in the Cissan napkin holder.
Additionally, dividing my attention between two little ones can mean that one gets more of my attention than the other sometimes. On the instances where I need to take care of the baby, Aiden loves to listen to music on his iPad, check out his educational apps or some yoga from Cosmic Kids to keep himself busy. The Mojlighet tablet stand is perfect for keeping the iPad safe and in one place.
So far, using this simple breakfast hack in the form of having a breakfast station has helped to take the pressure out of breakfast times, and we look forward to putting it to the test once September comes and we have to tackle the busy school run mornings. Aiden loves helping put together his breakfasts and because he’s involved in making it he eats more. Having everything already set up and in one place takes the thinking out of busy breakfast times.
If you’re struggling to make time for breakfast every day then check out my simple tips to make sure you always have space in your mornings for a nourishing breakfast.
Have you got a breakfast station? What breakfast hack do you use to make busy mornings easier?
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