Most mornings there isn’t much time to prepare an elaborate breakfast and I’m sure most of you can surely relate. Because of this we tend to fall into a routine, having the same 2 or 3 breakfast staples that are easy to make and tweak according to our cravings for the day. I don’t think this is bad thing at all, especially if it’s healthy, filling and wholesome. Plus different components can be adjusted based on what’s at hand, like different fruits, cereals, etc. What breakfast should be is a priority every day, even with the limited time we have in the mornings. I don’t think I’ve ever not gone without breakfast, or at least try to grab something quick out the door. It gets the metabolism going, the brain functioning and prevents over eating throughout the day.
Breakfast is one of my favorites. Hello Morning!
Extending the wonderful breakfast for lunch I had yesterday at Toast, I wanted to utilize the leftover raspberry walnut pancakes somehow because they were so tasty. For something simple, I warmed up 1/2 the pancake, topped it with a fried egg, a sprinkling of 2% cheese and a small slice of salty bacon.
On the side I used 1/2 a pear as a bowl for some NF Greek yogurt with cinnamon. mmm . . . breakfast doesn’t have to be something elaborate every day.
Yep, something simple and to your liking will do just fine . . .
Other breakfast staples of mine during the busy week, that aren’t anything extraordinary but fit the bill include:
- bowl of whole grain cereals (I have to mix about 4 different kinds!), 1% milk or soymilk, topped with sliced banana and a small handful of nuts.
- peanut butter naan – toasted whole wheat naan, topped with pb and jam, a scoop of low fat cottage cheese, cereal and fruit. It’s like a cottage cheese open-faced sandwich.
- and if there’s time, I like to of course whip up a batch of good ol’ oats with hundreds of different topping/mix-in combos :)
Today we are going to spend time with my aunt and little cousin that are in town visiting! We’re going to be romping around with the animals . . . hehe
What’s your favorite simple and quick breakfast staple?