Breakfast Cream Pies
Let your kids take charge of loading up yogurt with their favorite fruits- these simple Breakfast Cream Pies are fun (and healthy!) for the whole family!
Breakfast is seriously THE WORST in the summertime. My kids haven’t learned the life skill of sleeping in during the summer months yet. So while summer break from school is in theory a super idea I am reminded over and over again at 6:00 AM that it is not really that amazing.
My kids are old enough to wake up and get their day started independently.
If I’m okay with milk and cereal strewn about my kitchen (and let’s be real here- the whole house) like it’s a crime scene.
Sometimes I am okay with that.
A much better option is when I have a plate of colorful fruit cut up and ready for them in the morning. It’s like a rainbow is waiting for them when they open the refrigerator. I also make sure to have lots of yogurt on hand. For the last day of school I thought it might be fun to surprise my kids with “pie” for breakfast.
They went crazy of course, and they didn’t even mind that it was a healthy breakfast packed with all the fruit and Greek yogurt they wanted. Of course as soon as I was done snapping a few pictures they started an all out WAR to see who could jam in the most fruit into their yogurt cup.
As you know, I love working with the American Dairy Association Mideast, and I’m so excited that June is National Dairy Month. I love finding creative ways for our family to get their 3 servings of dairy in each day. We threw in some homemade granola and made a simple meal that was ridiculously fun to prepare and eat. What kid (or adult for that matter) would refuse pie for breakfast?
Personally, I love this idea to serve breakfast or brunch to a crowd. The flavor possibilities really are endless!
My favorite was the Blackberry Orange Swirl.
But you an never go wrong with straight up Strawberry.
Orange is popular in our house too. Of course we call it Orange Creamsicle around the kids. Side note: it’s a miracle my kids have not turned into an orange by now with all of the oranges they consume!
Breakfast Cream Pie
There will be a dairy-licious Twitter party this Thursday, June 11th, 2014 from 9-10pm. I hope you’ll join us! Connect with the American Dairy Association Mideast: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube
Looking for more ways to get your 3 a day:
Avocado Bean Dip, by Shugary Sweets
Greek Yogurt Pops, by Dessert for Two
S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwich, by Lemons for Lulu
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fruit Dip, by The Lemon Bowl
Chorizo Croque Monsieur, by Climbing Grier Mountain
Java Chip Milkshake, by Inside BruCrew Life
Pesto Yogurt Chicken Kebabs, by Garnish with Lemon
Creamy Pea Salad, by The Law Student’s Wife
I’m happy to partner with the American Dairy Association Mideast to bring you dairy-filled treats all year long. As always, opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that I work with, and for stopping back to let me know how your family loved my recipes as much as our family does!