Despite our best efforts, it’s easy to get stuck in a limited fruit (bananas and apples for us) and veg (broccoli and carrots) rut. Which means, of course, that we aren’t getting the rainbow of colors and cancer-preventing antioxidants/nutrients that everybody keeps talking about (a.k.a, yet another opportunity for self-flagellation in the wee hours). My trick, which works especially well during the warms months when it’s impossible to resist abundant (and cheap) cherry tomatoes, blueberries, and fresh peas, is to leave boxes of summer/early fall bounty on the counter, so I simply can’t miss it. I throw together a small bowl of fruit or vegetables with everything my kids will eat in front of each at breakfast or after camp/school and hope for the best.
- Easy Breakfast