Thursday, January 12, 2012

breakfast

I am a breakfast eater.
For real.
It is easily my favorite meal of the day.
I take great pains in making sure I have a good breakfast every day.

Ellie is the same way.
Girlfriend can put away some breakfast food.
Her typical meal is oatmeal, turkey bacon or sausage, fruit and milk.

Some of my favorites include:

Scottish oatmeal and fruit (see above)
Under 200 calories and 7 grams of protein.
And don't knock the chewy adult vitamins.
I kept stealing Ellie's princess ones, so I finally bought my own.
They have everything a 30 something healthy woman needs...

4 slices turkey bacon, egg sandwich (1 slice whole wheat toast, 1 slice american cheese, 1 "fried" egg.
320 calories, 15+ grams of protein.

Kashi Honey Sunshine cereal (or equivalent) and fruit.
320 calories, 6ish grams of protein.

 2 scrambled eggs with veggies, turkey bacon, clems.
350 calories, 12 grams of protein.

Slimfast for busy mornings.
190 calories, 10 grams of protein.
I usually need a mid morning snack on these mornings.

And we usually have one good breakfast a weekend.
Pancakes or french toast, eggs, meat and fruit.
I decidedly, do not need a mid morning snack on these mornings, or lunch for that matter :)

I feel so much better after eating a good breakfast.
Gets the whole day on the right path.

It is also my very favorite meal to eat out.
We have lots of great breakfast restaurants around here and make sure to take advantage.
There is just something nice about drinking coffee in a cozy restaurant, waiting for a yummy breakfast headed your way.

When I was a little girl, I always had a hot breakfast.
Every single morning.
And my mom worked, so I now know what a pain in the butt that must have been for her.
I clearly remember sitting in my feety jammies, eating scrambled eggs and smokey links
and watching Picture Pages with Bill Cosby.
(Does anyone else remember Picture Pages?)
Even through high school she made me a good breakfast.
"Protein!" she would shout.
"You need protein!"
At the time, all I wanted was Froot Loops or Poptarts.
And was mad I had to eat eggs.
 But now?
Thank you mama.
Wish you were here so I could let you know how much I appreciate that now that I am a mama myself.

What is your favorite breakfast?
Anything I should add??

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Eating breakfast out is my favorite thing! When I was living in Chicago my favorite days were Saturdays that I didn't have to work because we would meet my Dad at Butterfields for breakfast. They have the greatest pancakes. Loved it! Ever since I was a little tyke I remember breakfast out with my dad. I loved being able to do that again while I was living near him as an adult. I miss that :(

fleetfeet said...

I ordinarily eat a Power Bar for breakfast because I don't have a lot of time. But when I do, OHHHH sister...I love spinach fritattas with mushrooms and tomatoes and feta cheese, eggs benedict, strawberry waffles with ice cream instead of whipped cream...the list goes on and on....

fleetfeet said...

PS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWg0U3fi7sE