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Breakfast for Dinner

When the temperatures outside start to rise, the last thing I feel like doing is heating up the kitchen cooking dinner. While I do still want to have good things for dinner, I don’t want to get heat stroke preparing it. What’s a parent to do?

My solution is breakfast for dinner. Both my husband and daughter love having breakfast for dinner, and consider it a special treat. Plus, it’s a good way to have a healthy, quick and easy meal and inexpensive compared to many popular dinner dishes. Use what’s in your fridge already, or fruits and veggies fresh from the garden or farmer’s market to save money and increase the health value of your meal.

Instead of roasting a chicken, take a baked rotisserie chicken purchased at the grocery store and make chicken-and-biscuit sandwiches (buy the already made biscuits or frozen biscuits for a fresher taste). Or whip up an omelette (or an egg scramble if you’re less culinary inclined) and mix in some chopped veggies like onions, green peppers, and tomatoes. Or you can chop and throw in some of last night’s leftover meats or veggies and use up what’s in the fridge. Fire up the waffle iron or heat up the griddle and make waffles or pancakes – try a buckwheat mix for extra fiber and health benefits.

Don’t forget some whole-wheat toast and a dish of fresh mixed fruit or chopped melon to round out the meal. Bon appetit!

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