Everybody loves breakfast for lunch!
I'm not kidding you - if you haven't sent breakfast foods to school for your kids lunch, you have to start! I make my kids a breakfast for lunch box once a week, and it is almost always the most popular lunch of the week. There is just something about breakfast foods that everybody just loves!
I love making them because they are easy, and I think they are fun to make. It's a really nice change for ordinary lunch foods. I usually make this kind of lunch on Wednesday or Thursday, it just seems like a nice way to change things up in the middle of the week.
I think that these kinds of lunches are especially easy because I almost always have lots of breakfast foods on hand. Whenever I make pancakes or waffles or muffins or oatmeal - I always make extra! Breakfast foods seem to keep really well, and I thing that a lot of them taste just as good at room temperature as they do when they are freshly cooked.
So have a look through all the pictures below of the lunches, and I hope you find some inspiration. Click on each picture to get a bigger view and to get more detail about what was in the lunch.
Waffle bites, banana, strawberries, grapes, and cheese. One has whipped cream for dipping, one has cottage cheese, two have yogurt. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Homemade whole wheat banana bread, cheese, apple, strawberries. Two have ham and two have yogurt. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Homemade instant oatmeal, homemade biscotti, banana, strawberry, and cheese. The blue containers are from Ikea. The oatmeal is packed in Thermos Funtainers. I heat the container with boiling water first, and then put in the dry oatmeal mixture with boiling water and boiling milk, so it all stays warm until lunch time.
Pancake sandwiches. Homemade pancakes, two have just cream cheese, one has cream cheese and sun butter, one has butter. On the side they all have Joe's Os and dried fruit and a strawberry. One has some ham rolled with string cheese, one has a little ham cup with scrambled egg and cheese. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes.
Homemade waffles, with maple whipped cream for dipping (just whipping cream, with maple syrup), cheese, rice chex, apples, and blueberries. Packed in Easy Lunchboxes, with Mini Dippers, and Little Spoons.
Whole wheat berry muffins, with rice chex, pineapple, and blueberries. Two have rolled up ham, one has hot dogs, one has yogurt.
Heart shaped whole wheat pancakes with maple whipped cream, grapes, berries, cheese, apples.
three have homemade whole wheat pancakes, one has potato pancake, filled with cream cheese or butter. Orange and cheese on the side. Two have boiled egg, one has rice chex, two have ham, one has sunbutter.
In the thermos containers they have my homemade muesli, one has homemade blackberry jam with it. They also have some strips of leftover waffle, and banana.
Pancake sandwiches, with homemade whole wheat pancakes, cream cheese (one has butter), and sliced apples. On the side they have cheese, cheerios, banana, and apricots.
O's cereal with dried berries, banana, orange, cheese. In the thermos containers is homemade instant oatmeal. I pack hot foods in these Thermos Funtainer Food Jars.
Waffle sandwiches with cream cheese or butter, applesauce, cheese, cereal, apricots and almonds.
Oatmeal in the thermos containers, with toast, banana, and cheese on the side. We use these Thermos Funtainer Food Jars for sending hot foods to school.
Leftover crustless quiche with sour cream & salsa on the side, banana muffin, celery & carrots.