Growing up, I have fond memories of enjoying a special breakfast on Easter morning. It always involved homemade hot cross buns and fruit salad, along with stolen bites of chocolate bunny. My kids aren't so lucky. Easter morning breakfasts are usually the same thing they eat most other days with a few bites of chocolate thrown into the mix.
This year we have been particularly busy, with both spring break and our second son's birthday to celebrate. I found myself wanting to get back some proper nutrition after eating the birthday party food yesterday at Chuck E Cheese.
Having recently organized my fridge and pantry, I knew exactly what I wanted to eat and where to find it. I was able to put my breakfast together, from start to finish, in 15 minutes. I stir-fried some sweet potato, mushrooms, spinach, and grape tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil. Towards the end of cooking, I squeezed in some lemon juice and minced in a garlic clove, and added a couple of twists of black pepper and sea salt. I also enjoyed a cup of coffee, a slice of whole grain toast, and (of course) a couple of bites of chocolate my boys were kind enough to share with me.
What do you do for Easter breakfast? Do you have routines and traditions you enjoy each year with your family?