Thursday, April 5, 2012

Do You Eat Breakfast?

I am a big fan of breakfast.  I didn't used to be.  In fact, all through my school years and on through college I never ate breakfast, mostly because I don't feel like eating so early in the morning and because I was so busy.  But now that I have a very relaxed schedule and am not getting up at o'dark 30 in the morning, I have found that I must have breakfast every day.  Here's my favorite breakfasts, most which cost less than $1 per meal.

  • Oatmeal. I throw some raisins or chopped apple in with the oats while they are boiling away and it comes out really yummy.  I eat this topped with milk and cinnamon.
  • Granola.  I make my own and it is super simple (take a big bowl of oats, and some mashed nuts and some brown sugar, stir with a small amount of oil and maple syrup then bake at 250 degrees until it is dry).  To the baked granola add raisins or dried cranberries and milk.  Also yummy.
  • Eggs and toast (super simple)...I like my eggs scrambled.
  • A fried egg sandwich.
  • An egg salad sandwich.
  • Peanut butter and jelly on toast.
  • Deviled eggs and toast.
  • Scrambled eggs on a flour tortilla with jam (take a warm tortilla, add a small slather of strawberry jam then add scrambled eggs, wrap and eat).
  • Leftovers--everything from pizza or casserole to fried chicken or fish and rice.
  • Eggs and pancakes or waffles or french toast (pancakes and waffles can be made ahead of time and frozen or kept in the refrigerator then heated up for breakfast.
That's what I eat for breakfast.  I always eat some kind of fruit with my breakfast (whatever is on sale or in season, right now mostly apples, strawberries, and bananas).  Also, I don't eat pork so that kind of rules out the most common types of breakfast meat (ham, bacon, sausage).  I try not to eat wheat much so my range of toast and bread products usually include sprouted wheat breads and wheatless breads).
Eating breakfast really does get your day off to a great start.  You don't feel so lethargic, you have more energy in the morning, and your aren't as likely to be starving and gorge yourself at lunch.


  1. I eat a HUGE breakfast! Since I am up at 3AM, I am ravenous by 7AM. I usually eat leftovers from dinner the night before. My favorite thing is a chicken burger. It sounds crazy, but when you realize some people eat a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich, it's really no big deal. Just before l0AM, I have a sweet snack or some nuts and then I'm off to work.

  2. I used to hate breakfast now I find myself eating it more often. Helps regulate metabolism for sure!
    Love the granola idea, I didn't know how to make it myself before :)

  3. I eat breakfast too, but I'm all about bacon! Yum!! lol! But I need a good amount of protein to start off my day. Well that & caffeine! ;)

  4. I love breakfast. Sometimes, I eat breakfast for dinner. ;)

    Just FYI, I gave you a Liebster Blog Award over at my joint.

  5. Thanks Pamela!
    Carla--my hubby could eat an entire POUND of bacon!
    Alyssa--granola is super easy to make and much cheaper than the store bought stuff too.
    Lorraine--wow 3am?? That's early (but Im all for eating leftovers at any time of the day or night!).

  6. I was never much for breakfast until the last several years - now I eat within an hour of waking up. My main protein is egg - usually a breakfast taco. oatmeal (old fashioned)is when I'm tired of the other or just in the mood for oatmeal. I try to eat green yogurt with the oatmeal and fruit with any breakfast though sometimes I'm out if nothing good is on sale.
    clamco - chick fil a has chicken biscuits for breakfast! so you're not theonly one eating chicken...