What’s for Breakfast?

So, about 18 months ago I made a commitment to myself to improve my health. Overall, I’ve been very successful, except in the exercise arena (that’s a subject for another post entirely). However, I’ve run into a bit of a breakfast rut.

I have steel cut oats cooked in 1% milk on weekdays and yogurt on weekends. This is my menu about 95% of the time. The oatmeal is filling and easy to make (it takes awhile to cook, but I can leave it unsupervised while I do other things). It can just be . . . well, boring, really. It’s just so simple and I’m so used to it that I don’t try other things. I’m a vegetarian of sorts- the pesco-lacto-ovo sort, to be exact- so that limits my options somewhat. Although, to be honest, laziness and inertia limit my options more.

So, this is a plea for ideas! What do you eat for breakfast? Are you like me in that you want something relatively fast and simple? Do you get into ruts as well?  And, most selfishly and importantly, can you help me?

2 Responses to “What’s for Breakfast?”

Oooh! Oooh! I have some suggestions here, for sure. Though, to be honest, breakfast is the easiest meal to get in a rut about. Just not many options that are fast and healthy.
1. Try adding a small amount of raisins, cinnamon, or brown sugar to the Oats. It can make a world of difference, without really changing the nutritional content at all.
2. I like Cinnamon-raisin toast (I make the bread at home myself, so I can use whole wheat and make sure it’s healthy)
3. My parents used to have fruit for breakfast– a cantaloupe third or a grapefruit.
4. Sometimes to change up the oatmeal taste, I like Cream of Wheat. It’s still breakfast cereal, but with a different taste and texture.
5. Or, you can do like Teisha and I usually do, and give up breakfast entirely. 🙂

Paradoxdruid - March 31st, 2008 at 8:33 am

I like the first four options, particularly 1 and 3. However, I really can’t skip breakfast. I get way too hungry too early in the day and when I’m working with students all morning, it’s a bad idea to be grumpy.

I actually made some Microwave-Baked English Toaster Muffin Bread this weekend which was tasty, but so far I’ve only eaten it as an afternoon snack. I wasn’t thinking of breakfast at all when I baked it. Incidentally, I was thinking about how cool it would be to bake bread in my microwave. 😉

ShortSpeedFreak - April 1st, 2008 at 4:59 am

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