I’ve only really talked about what I eat for dinner so far, but I obviously eat other meals as well. I’ve always been a big fan of breakfast, so pushing to make it the biggest meal of my day hasn’t been too hard for me. I want to eat a big meal in the morning for a few reasons. On the days I work out, I usually go to the gym in the mornings and I want to have something to burn off. If I’m working, I might not be scheduled for a lunch until three o’clock in the afternoon so I need something filling to keep me going until then. I like to keep a lot of variety in all of my meals and I don’t enjoy eating the same thing two days in a row. I have three standard breakfasts that I rotate throughout the week to keep from getting bored, and I’ll occasionally change one thing or another or throw in something new to spice it up.
Scrambled Eggs with stuff: Yep, not super descriptive, I know. The base is pretty much always the same - one organic egg and one little cup of Egg Beaters (I like the good stuff that whole eggs have, but am not a huge fan of the cholesterol, so I make a mix). What I put in it depends on what I have in the fridge and what I’m in the mood for. Yesterday it was Tyson steak strips and mushrooms. The last time I made it I put Jimmy Dean turkey sausage and Sargento shredded cheese in it. Before that it was spinach. If it’s fresh, in the fridge, and goes with eggs, chances are it’ll be going in my not-an-omelet-because-I-don’t-know-how-to-make-one.
Waffles with peanut butter and banana: On the inside I’m still secretly a five-year-old. Who isn’t, really? And who among us doesn’t love a good waffle; toaster or otherwise? Since I have neither waffle iron nor time in the mornings, my waffles are always of the toaster variety and also usually of the Kashi blueberry type. I like them just a little under-done so that they are crispy on one side but soft on the other. I then put peanut butter on each one and top with bananas.
Oatmeal with Greek yogurt: I do love me some oatmeal. Particularly the morning after I overindulge a little bit because I feel like it soaks up all the bad food left in my stomach and carries it away like a little stomach cop car. I make mine with some raisins and cinnamon and then have a Greek yogurt on the side.
When I get bored of my standards I might have a bowl of cereal or make a smoothie, but those three are pretty much in a constant rotation in the kitchen. They’re well rounded and keep me full until whenever lunch might be. So now I want to hear from you; what are your favorite healthy breakfasts?