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Your Favorite Ideas for a Packed Breakfast

We have DDPlan for our trip in April (1 Snack, 1 Quick Service, 1 Table Service per day). I think we'll probably want to save our snack credits for a snack during the day, rather than using them for breakfast. I was thinking of packing something from home we can grab with a cup of coffee in our resort mug for breakfast.

We're grab-and-run breakfast people anyway. I thought of hiking it to the Hess for a package of muffins of something, but I know myself ... That won't happen. laugh So, it's gotta go in the suitcase from home. I'm not nuts about pre-packaged food, but it is what it is. I need to ride Splash Mountain without a crowd more than I need to turn up my nose at a packaged danish. yuck

Your favorite ideas for a packed, quick breakfast? Maybe a little better than 7-11 type stuff?

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Granola or protein bars!! Plus I'll pack some fruit like clementines or apples (I don't like bananas but that would work too?) to eat with it. And if you need something... smaller? than whole fruit, I would buy packages of dried fruit, or like apple/banana chips to go with the granola bars. Smile

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This is a great question, Phill, because we are in the same boat as far as having the dining plan and not being big breakfast eaters. Clementines are a good suggestion (I'm eating one right now lol)... I was thinking about bagels or nutrigrain bars too

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Wonderland Katie wrote:
This is a great question, Phill, because we are in the same boat as far as having the dining plan and not being big breakfast eaters. Clementines are a good suggestion (I'm eating one right now lol)... I was thinking about bagels or nutrigrain bars too

Bagels ... That's interesting. Those little cream cheese individual packets ... I wonder if they have to be refrigerated?

Bagels and coffee! You can take the boy out of New York City, but you can't take New York City out of the boy! laugh

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Bagels ... That's interesting. Those little cream cheese individual packets ... I wonder if they have to be refrigerated?

Bagels and coffee! You can take the boy out of New York City, but you can't take New York City out of the boy! laugh

I was wondering about those packets too... You see them sitting out at continental breakfasts and stuff but I wonder how long they're really supposed to be out? But that is my idea of a good breakfast too lol

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Otis Spunkmeyer Muffins. We get the 3 pack/ 4oz each Strawberry Shortcake muffins, but they have several different flavors. They are huge, and they taste amazing! We take them to the park with our coffee for breakfast. They also pack really well in a suitcase.

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We bring boxes of granola bars. Also a pack of those single-serving boxes of breakfast cereal (the only time each year I eat Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops), and then buy some overpriced milk from the resort store. Dried fruit, like apricots, is also good.

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While we haven't done this for WDW, we have brought foodstuffs for DragonCon (a *huge* Science Fiction/Fantasy convention in downtown Atlanta). Granola bars for me...and Pop Tarts for DH. I've never gotten into Pop Tarts, but apparently they're just as good untoasted, as toasted wink

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I like to take granola bars and goldfish crackers (because you're never too old for goldfish), but on our last trip, I swapped out my regular Disney bag for a sling backpack and the water bottles crushed my goldfish. So the success of that plan is definitely dependent on how you travel. I switched to whole almonds for the rest of the trip as they were immune to the water bottles.

For in our room, our ideal is to have hard boiled eggs on hand, but you have to be able to get off property to find a store that carries them (haven't checked yet, but I doubt you can get them at Hess) and I wouldn't want to try to fly with them.

Speaking of Hess, they look like they have a pretty large store. We'll be checking that out this trip. Doe anyone have any Hess favorites that are a great value? Can we get cases of water or just individual bottles? Do they have bulk protein-rich snacks?

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Don't forget. You can use places like garden grocery to have things delivered. Disney will keep cold items cold for you until you arrive. Bruised fruit is never fun. DH is a strawberry pop tart kinda guy and I like a banana. Blue diamond makes some great flavored almonds in individual packs that travel well.

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Magic Days wrote:
Don't forget. You can use places like garden grocery to have things delivered. Disney will keep cold items cold for you until you arrive. Bruised fruit is never fun. DH is a strawberry pop tart kinda guy and I like a banana. Blue diamond makes some great flavored almonds in individual packs that travel well.

You know, I thought about that, but I think with DDP, just two of us and only needing a little breakfast thing, it would be overkill. I assume there's a minimum for delivery?

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LyssaJ1 wrote:
While we haven't done this for WDW, we have brought foodstuffs for DragonCon (a *huge* Science Fiction/Fantasy convention in downtown Atlanta). Granola bars for me...and Pop Tarts for DH. I've never gotten into Pop Tarts, but apparently they're just as good untoasted, as toasted wink

No, they are not. Hubby will gobble them down that way, but I must have them toasted hot and crispy. Room temperature, soft, and doughy just won't cut it. Not that I eat them regularly - in fact, it's probably been years.

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I have been reading a lot of reviews where people on the regular dining plan (one snack, one cs, one ts) go on and on about having WAY too much food. I will be travelling with a teenage boy and it is next to impossible to fill him up! I am having a difficult time deciding if the DP will be enough food for us, or if I should pack some breakfast items in our suitcase. Normally, we don't eat an entree AND a dessert (let alone eating that TWICE in a day), so I am more than sure this will be plenty of food for my daughter and myself (even without packing breakfast items), but I can't help but worry over my continually famished son. Anyone else in the same boat as us? Is it worth the hassle to pack some breakfast stuff with us, or just run on the assumption that the DP and adrenalin will keep my teenager full and simply pick up a few extra snacks in the park should he be hungry?

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I normally pack mini muffins, poptarts, and granola bars. Quick, easy, and portable so you can take them to the bus stop to eat while you wait for the ME!

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Princess Cupcake wrote:
I have been reading a lot of reviews where people on the regular dining plan (one snack, one cs, one ts) go on and on about having WAY too much food. I will be travelling with a teenage boy and it is next to impossible to fill him up! I am having a difficult time deciding if the DP will be enough food for us, or if I should pack some breakfast items in our suitcase. Normally, we don't eat an entree AND a dessert (let alone eating that TWICE in a day), so I am more than sure this will be plenty of food for my daughter and myself (even without packing breakfast items), but I can't help but worry over my continually famished son. Anyone else in the same boat as us? Is it worth the hassle to pack some breakfast stuff with us, or just run on the assumption that the DP and adrenalin will keep my teenager full and simply pick up a few extra snacks in the park should he be hungry?

If I were in your position, I would definitely bring extra snacks for my always hungry teenager-I have a husband like that wink And I would absolutely plan on packing breakfast foods and feeding him before, or on the way to, the parks.

You get one snack, one quick service and one table service. It seems like a lot food, and for some people it is, but you have to factor in how many hours you'll be in the parks. Imagine that you get to the parks at 9am and you close the latest park down(lets pick 11pm close time MK) By the time you get back to your rooms, you will have put in a 15-16 hour day. Are two meals and one snack going to be enough to fill him up for 15-16 hours? Especially if you don't feed him any breakfast beforehand?

If money is no object, then plan on buying him a few extra snacks throughout the day. This will run you at least $15-$20/per day for 3-4 snacks with no drinks, or 2-3 snacks, with a drink. If you're factoring in breakfast make it $25-$30/per day. I don't know how long your vacation is going to be, but that can add up quick. For me, it's worth the extra hassle to save lots of money and pack some food of our own for my hubby.

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Princess Cupcake wrote:
I have been reading a lot of reviews where people on the regular dining plan (one snack, one cs, one ts) go on and on about having WAY too much food. I will be travelling with a teenage boy and it is next to impossible to fill him up! I am having a difficult time deciding if the DP will be enough food for us, or if I should pack some breakfast items in our suitcase. Normally, we don't eat an entree AND a dessert (let alone eating that TWICE in a day), so I am more than sure this will be plenty of food for my daughter and myself (even without packing breakfast items), but I can't help but worry over my continually famished son. Anyone else in the same boat as us? Is it worth the hassle to pack some breakfast stuff with us, or just run on the assumption that the DP and adrenalin will keep my teenager full and simply pick up a few extra snacks in the park should he be hungry?

If I were in your position, I would definitely bring extra snacks for my always hungry teenager-I have a husband like that wink And I would absolutely plan on packing breakfast foods and feeding him before, or on the way to, the parks.

You get one snack, one quick service and one table service. It seems like a lot food, and for some people it is, but you have to factor in how many hours you'll be in the parks. Imagine that you get to the parks at 9am and you close the latest park down(lets pick 11pm close time MK) By the time you get back to your rooms, you will have put in a 15-16 hour day. Are two meals and one snack going to be enough to fill him up for 15-16 hours? Especially if you don't feed him any breakfast beforehand?

If money is no object, then plan on buying him a few extra snacks throughout the day. This will run you at least $15-$20/per day for 3-4 snacks with no drinks, or 2-3 snacks, with a drink. If you're factoring in breakfast make it $25-$30/per day. I don't know how long your vacation is going to be, but that can add up quick. For me, it's worth the extra hassle to save lots of money and pack some food of our own for my hubby.

And don't let anyone else skip their desserts, etc. Pass the extras off to him - nothing like an overeager teenager on a sugar high to get through the parks...

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We packed granola bars/protein bars. Take them out of the box, or combine 2 boxes into one so they take up less space.

The other thing we did was grab a pastry or muffin or cupcake like item on the way out of the park at night to eat in the morning on the way to the bus. That way we got to try way more goodies. Nothing like a Disney cupcake to get you moving in the morning laugh

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Thanks for the feedback! Poptarts in the suitcase it is! laugh

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We always pop out to the nearest supermarket on our first evening there and get some drink and yoghurts for first thing in the morning but then we find ourselves stopping for a coffee and Muffin when we get to the parks Oups

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We have one son who has to be putting food in his mouth when his feet hit the floor and during our first family trip I found him shoving cookies in his mouth before he left the bed. He is tall and thin so not totally unexpected, but for DH and me it's not that big of a deal.

Without him, we sometimes wait and hit the bakery at one of the parks because I don't want to haul the mug around the park. I tried Special K bars one year, but the chocolate.....

So we tried the peanut butter crackers in a three pack wrapper (there is also a cheese version). DH takes a small bag of mixed nuts (that's all I'll say and won't touch the line that could follow)
Yes, you do need be a bit cautious with crackers or you're eating them in crumbs, but they seem to tied you over a bit until a real meal is taken in.

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