All of us parents have loosened our standards at least a little bit during stay at home orders. How could we not?! Sometimes a tv break or an 11am ice cream party turns a stressful mess into a joyful win. However, sometimes, just sometimes, we can be creative and find little ways to maintain some standards while also allowing for some fun. Enter: breakfast cookies and unlimited ice cream aka healthy-ish dupes you won’t feel guilt over but your kids will love all the same!
Breakfast cookies!: It’s all about presentation! There are a ton of recipes out there for healthy cookies (filled with fruits, whole oats, protein, all the good stuff) but the kicker comes in when the kids are told they can eat them for breakfast. It’s a game changer. It feels novel and exciting and I feel good knowing that the ingredients are basically be the same as a bowl of oatmeal, but no one else is the wiser. Recipes for granola bars can be made in cookie shapes, and healthy zucchini or carrot filled muffins can be rebranded as a breakfast cupcake all the same.