Tuesday, October 09, 2012

31 Days of Healthy Eating - Breakfast

I am a breakfast person and find it easy to believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Without breakfast I simply wouldn't be able to function in the morning (I am most definitely not a morning person!). I know some people - like one of my daughters - find eating breakfast a struggle and need to be up and going for a while before they can face food. Not me!

I am very spoiled, because Tevye brings me a cup of tea and a bowl of cereal in bed every morning. Being married to an early bird has its advantages! (It also has disadvantages - it can be a struggle to stop our body clocks getting completely out of sync.) As my regular breakfast is cereal I try to get the biggest nutritional punch from it that I can. I switch between a good quality granola, Bircher muesli from Waitrose, and bran flakes, usually with milk but sometimes with vanilla flavoured yoghurt, and always with a portion of fruit added. This is usually a chopped banana, a handful of sultanas, or frozen berries. Simple but filling and with a light mid-morning snack keeps me going until lunchtime.


PixieMum said...

Agree with you about breakfast, we tend to have 'healthy' cereals or porridge. Mine is sometimes more fruit than cereal:- prunes, blueberries, dried apricots,fresh fruit in season, I adore raspberries.
Also, I have to have a calcium tablet each day so it is easy to crush it in the bowl before adding cereal and always plain organic yogurt.

odile said...

great series

Melanie Bettinelli said...

My breakfasts tend to be things I can make on autopilot since neither of us are morning people and really Dom usually wouldn't eat breakfast at all if I don't make it. My typical breakfast is a bowl of oatmeal made with milk instead of water. I add some frozen blueberries, fresh strawberries, or boil some cinnamon apples-- often a combination of fruits like apples and blueberries. Sometimes I add nuts too.

If it's not oatmeal, it's eggs and toast-- most often an omelet-- or whole wheat bagel with cream cheese and lox. These always in the first trimester when I can't stomach the oatmeal and need a lot more protein.

I love the idea of yogurt and granola but have a hard time finding a granola I really like. Most of them taste too gritty to me. I've tried making my own and am not really satisfied with that either. I know there's a perfect recipe out there somewhere and hope to find it some day.