thoughts on breakfast

our weekend breakfasts are filled with muffins, omelettes and other tasty delights but when it comes to breakfast on the run, I’m completely lost.  dlb and I eat oatmeal almost everyday and quite honestly, it’s getting a little tired.  I’d like some options that are easy to prepare in 10 or 15 minutes, relatively inexpensive and will keep me satisfied until at least 11am.

so friends, what to you eat for breakfast during the busy work week?

{photo from simply breakfast}

79 Responses to “thoughts on breakfast”

  1. amy said:

    yummmm… breakfast is my favorite. i make scrambled eggs a lot during the week- super fast & easy- add some feta or goat cheese and toast. filling & fast. when we’re feeling decadent we make bagel egg & cheese sandwiches and that is like absolute heaven. i’m a big carb lover;)

  2. katie said:

    i find the breakfast cookie that gina came up [http://fitnessista.com/?p=178] with to be an easy breakfast to make the night before, and topped with some greek yogurt and fresh fruit, very filling and a good warm weather alternate to hot oatmeal. smoothies are also good, but clean up can be a pain if you’re in a rush out the door.

  3. Naomi said:

    During the week I eat breakfast at my work desk and it’s always the same thing: gluten free toast with Marmite. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Marmite, it’s definitely an acquired taste. My American husband says it “tastes like I’m been punched in the mouth by satan” but I really like it.

  4. gina said:

    ezekiel bread with almond butter. soooooo good!

  5. rachel said:

    plain/vanilla yogurt with fresh sliced fruit mixed in is a really quick + tasty breakfast.

  6. Anna/quilted giraffe said:

    Either oatmeal, like you, but I like to vary the toppings. So I’ll cook it with banana one day, apple the next, dried cranberries the day after…

    Lately, though, I’ve been baking a batch of muffins on Sunday (something substantial, like oatmeal-banana or carrot-raisin) and eating those with yoghurt for breakfast during the week. It’s easy, and since you can always make different kinds of muffins, it doesn’t get boring.

  7. alice's adventures said:

    i love cottage cheese with pineapple. and a few bits of crushed pecans or whatever nuts I have handy.

  8. Stephanie Ashton said:

    Smoothies! Plain, whole-milk (and organic) yogurt, a banana and frozen blueberries is my favorite, but the possibilities are endless. If you have closer to 20 minutes, an egg fried in butter on top of toast with avocado, cheese, tomato sauce or whatever else you have handy is fantastic!

  9. alyson said:

    you guys are the best!! thanks for all these ideas and keep them comin!

  10. Jessica said:

    Yogurt and homemade granola with fresh fruit. Or manna bread with cashew butter and chopped dried fruit. Or Ryvita fruit crackers with cottage cheese and a drizzle of honey. Yum!

  11. Katie said:

    I love a good toad-in-the-hole: tear a circle out of the middle of a piece of bread, butter the bread, and put it in a med-hot pan; crack an egg into the middle and cook until set, then flip and cook until it is as done as you like. We like to fry up the middle and eat that alongside (or sometimes as the egg cooks :) what? no… not me)

    easy peasy!

  12. Kristen S said:

    My husband and I like jane brody’s granola recipe from Good Foood Book. we whip up a batch of this that lasts us a week, and I stir that into a cup of yogurt in the mornings. Quick, yummy and satisfying!

  13. natalie said:

    ooo. ok, i have a few that are really low maintinence, healthy… and are listed in order of amount of time to prepare.
    1. pumpkin seed bagel with yogurt cream cheese, tomato, and greens of your choosing.
    2. wheat english muffin with alomond/peanut butter with banana slices and honey (it sounds weird, but if you like a lot of protein with this, add some bacon – degreased – and it is absolutely delicious).
    3. whole wheat pancakes (1.5c flour, 1.25c milk or buttermilk, 1tbsp. sugar, 2tbsp. baking powder, .25tsp. salt, 2tbsp. melted butter) with blueberries and white chocolate (i add about 100gm per total recipe), topped with bananas and peanut butter.
    4. smoothie with 1 part yogurt, 1 part frozen organic berries, 1 tbsp. flax seed per part other ingredients, and 1 banana (frozen or not) per part. delicious and nutritious. (you can also add 1 scoop protein powder per part… i use ‘source of life’ protein shake).
    5. typical of what i have eaten in germany thus far: 1 hard boiled egg with salt and pepper, a whole grain roll with some sort of sliced meat like roast turkey or salami (they eat it with a TON of butter, but i don’t), and a piece of seasonal fruit.

    i hope you find your alternative to oatmeal. happy breakfasting.

  14. S.Riley said:

    Instead of muffins, I’ve made a “Pumpkin Spice Breakfast cookie”–heavy on the bran, with fruit puree and yogurt instead of butter / milk / eggs. I originally found the recipe online, but can no longer find it anywhere. If it’s something you’d be interested in, I could email the recipe to you.

  15. Siri said:

    I like to make sure that I have a couple of different breakfasts on hand so I can make whatever suits my mood each morning. Eggs to scramble, milk and cereal, oatmeal, and yogurt with fruit are all good. I also like to make muffins like someone else said, to have with yogurt or fruit.

  16. Shayna said:

    I just started making mini frittatas. Throw some chopped vegetables in a lightly greased muffin tin and then pour well beaten eggs (or egg whites or a combo) on top. You can even throw some cheese on top. Bake for 15 min. at 350 and store in the fridge for the whole week, or freeze. I like to eat mine in a whole wheat pita. The pita is kind of like an edible napkin!

  17. jennifer said:

    I usually have plain whole milk yogurt with homemade granola and/or fruit. Sometimes, if I’m feeling inspired, I’ll bake a fruit or veggie bread on Sunday night and eat it for breakfast throughout the week.

    I know you said you were getting sick of oatmeal, but have you tried cooking it in a mixture of coconut milk and water? It’s a great way to get rid of leftover coconut milk and it’s effin’ delicious!

  18. Gina said:

    Greek yogurt (I buy either fage or chobani brands) with some fruit slices or a piece of ezekiel bread alwayyyys keeps be full for hours. The greek yogurt has 18 grams of protein in a 6 oz cup!

  19. cathie said:

    the sprouts bagels from trader joe’s are the best! and my husband’s favorite is eggos (i try not to buy them TOO much…)

  20. Brandy said:

    I love breakfast tacos. 1 egg, 2 egg whites, pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, and salsa all wrapped up in a low carb tortilla. It has a great mix of protein and carbs to get my day off to a great start. On days when I’m not up for it, I eat Cheerios. :-) Nothing like a classic. On special occasions, French Toast. Yummy!!

  21. Nicki said:

    Whole grain toast with raw honey and almond butter!

  22. Ashley said:

    Cottage cheese and applesauce (1:1 beside one another) with sea salt sprinkled on top. Surprisingly delicious mix of sweet, salty, and creamy–healthy and filling (lots of protein), to boot!

  23. Jess said:

    I like 2 slices of Ezekiel bread with a smear of peanut butter. It tastes great with my morning coffee, and I can eat it in the car on the way to work, if I am running behind (which is most days).

  24. Suzanne said:

    Just found your blog – love it! I rely on several breakfast options to get me through the week:

    My current favorite is a couple of scrambled eggs with a piece of toast with cinnamon sugar and some fresh fruit.

    1/2 an onion bagel toasted well with light cream cheese and sliced tomato garnished with salt and cracked pepper.

    Fresh berries with Oikos vanilla yogurt and 1/4 cup Bear Naked maple pecan granola.

    Multi grain English muffin with peanut butter, honey and banana.

  25. Vanessa e said:

    Toast! Sometimes with peanut butter and bananas, sometimes with avocado, sometimes just butter. I don’t like a lot of food in the morning, but I always love toast!

  26. Jean P said:

    A plain ol’ good-for-you banana with peanut or almond butter. Just peel the banana, scoop a couple of tablespoons of the butter into a muffin-liner cup and dip away. It’s delish, and oh boy does it keep the hungries at bay till noon or later.

  27. Johanna said:

    Hmm, I’ve been in a similar rut. I like a wasa crispbread spread with peanut butter or almond butter and topped with a sliced apple.

    Other standbys:
    greek yogurt + honey + fruit + nuts
    fried egg sandwich on wheat toast
    ricotta on whole grain english muffin with all-fruit spread
    Melon + cottage cheese
    homemade lara bars (super easy if you’d like the recipe)

  28. jennifer nicole said:

    So many good suggestions so far! I sometimes find myself in a similar predicament, being an oatmeal-er myself, here are a couple of my options:

    Half an avocado spread on top of a chewy, grainy toasted piece of bread (or two) like Ezekiel, sprinkled with sea salt. Sliced fruit or a piece to go if you’re extra hungry that morning.

    Plain or vanilla yogurt with raisins, coconut, and cinnamon, with fresh fruit on the side.

  29. Anamaria said:

    I have to rotate because I get easily bored too.
    Sometimes it’s cereals.
    Sometimes it’s oatmeal with blueberries and honey.
    Sometimes it’s multigrain pancakes with blueberries, bananas and maple.
    Sometimes it’s greek yogurt, granola, strawberries and honey.
    Sometimes it’s a homemade fruit smoothie with wheat toast.

  30. Hillary said:

    my super duper naturalistic doc says to eat breakfast like a king, etc, and to eat richer/heavier proteins and fats before 3pm; and eat fruits and desserts (bread is considered a “sweet”) after 3pm. he says this is best for the liver, the center of our life forces. this kind of puts a damper on the way we’ve come to eat breakfast in this century. so now i eat eggs, veggies, cheese and grains for brekkie. instead of oatmeal you could try rotating in brown rice, quinoa and millet with cottage cheese and zucchini or other veggies. the easiest fastest way to cook eggs — you don’t even have to be in the kitchen! — is to hardboil them: put egg(s) in a small pot, cover with just enough water, put on the stove on high, set timer to 15 minutes and go get dressed! the eggs/protein will definitely keep you going until at least 11am. good luck to you and enjoy!

  31. angela hardison said:

    i’ve got to agree with the yogurt+granola+berries. also, scrambled eggs w/ whatever veggies thrown in (or sometimes just salsa). another favorite is a green smoothie… lots of spinach, some OJ and almond milk, and frozen mangos (really yummy and healthy).

  32. Robin said:

    Every morning I have a smoothie (OJ, frozen fruits, spinach, flax seed), plus 9-grain toast with peanut butter and sliced banana, or else toast and a hard-boiled egg w/ salt & pepper. I just let the egg boil while I’m doing my hair and makeup.
    I eat at 7 am and this usually tides me over till noon.

    I used to eat oatmeal a lot but all of a sudden I can’t handle it anymore! :)

  33. dianel said:

    I make a low cal egg sandwich – cooked egg on orowheat bread thins with a wedge of laughing cow cheese. I fix the egg while I’m making my lunch. 15 minutes and I’m ready for the day.

  34. alyson said:

    oh my gosh, you guys eat such great breakfasts! I’m loving these ideas.

    {and I love even more than hardly anyone suggested meats!}

  35. leni said:

    i usually go with healthy cereals. but when i want something different, i mix it up. instead of milk, i will add the cereal to yogurt. sometimes i add a scoop of peanut butter to my cereal (it’s actually quite yummy with corn flakes!) if i honestly dont have any time to sit down and i need something on the go, i grab a fiber-one toaster pastry (the brown sugar cinnamon is my favorite).

    i love everyone’s ideas!

  36. Anna Allen said:

    lately i’ve been eating granola with homemade yogurt. granola is easy to make and lasts quite awhile depending on how much you make. my new favorite is the granola from 3191 miles apart. i was surprised to find out how tasty it is and there is no oil! i’m going to try it without sugar next time and add a little more honey instead. happy breakfast!

  37. sarah said:

    my own personal “superfood” is a raw vegan porrige, a delightful dish that I copied at home after enjoying it in a restaurant. I call it superfood because I can eat 1/3 to 1/2 cup and be full for hours, yet never feel “heavy.” Aside from soaking time, it takes only a few minutes to prepare. I make small batches twice a week so that it doesn’t go bad on me.

    Soak 1 c. oat groats or steel cut oats in water overnight at least (better if you soak for two days) in the fridge.

    Drain oats, pressing out the water.

    In a food processor, grind the soaked oats with about 1/2 c. raw almonds. When smooth, add maybe 1/2 to 3/4 c. vanilla almond milk, 1 Tbl. agave syrup (or honey) and a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg or your favorite spices (I’ve used ginger, cardamom, five spice, etc.)

    Store porrige in the fridge; to serve, top with sliced fruit (strawberries or bananas are my favorites) and a good dousing of vanilla almond milk.

  38. sarah said:

    oh, and alyson, have you tried siggi’s skyr? It’s very thick, barely sweetened, icelandic-style strained nonfat yogurt. It’s thicker than greek yogurt and packed with protein. I love the pomegranate passionfruit and orange ginger flavours. Whole Foods sells it, I’m not sure who else has it. But definitely try it! Packs a bigger punch than normal yogurt.

  39. Laura said:

    Oh I’m so happy to contribute as I’ve only just recently found my ideal breakfast and so I’m still super excited about it! Simple, healthy and tasty!

    Here it is:
    Yogurt + either blackberries/raspberries/pomegranate (or all if you are lucky!) + muesli + honey
    + big cup of black coffee (can’t be too healthy!)

    (sometimes I put nutella in the yogurt instead of the fruit!)

  40. Allison Harris said:

    i’m a big fan of yogurt and granola. it’s so easy to find different combos of flavors to keep it interesting!

  41. m.fay said:

    pina colata tea from gung fu, a MUST, and an english muffin with homemade rasberry jam.


  42. joanna goddard said:

    we eat cereal with strawberries and bananas, or we’ll make toasted cheddar cheese sandwiches with dijon mustard. kind of random for breakfast, but SO good!

  43. Leslie said:

    I’m a savory breakfast eater and lately I’ve been into black beans (usually leftover from dinner) topped with a scrambled egg, sliced avocado, grated cheese, and salsa. Yum. (And it’s less messy to eat it from a bowl than to wrap it in a tortilla, at least for me.)

  44. Kimberly said:

    Kashi Go-lean mixed with some grape nuts and raisins on top. The protein in Kashi, keeps me full until lunch.

    Sometimes I sprinkle a bit of sugar on top, but the raisins do a pretty good job of keeping it sweet!

  45. Marsá McNutt said:

    we eat egg white sandwiches on buttered wheat toast. they are incredibly easy to make and can even be eaten on the run if need be.

  46. casey said:

    love all these comments. breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. what i eat changes regularly but a weekly bfast usually involves any of the below options:
    toast with jam, cheese slices and fruit (inspired by european breakfasts).
    an over easy egg on toast
    breakfast tacos with leftover fixings from a previous night’s mexican dinner. add a scrambled egg
    yogurt and honey with granola

  47. Jessica said:

    Mmmmm, buttered toast with sliced avocado on top (and a sprinkling of salt). Simple and divine.

  48. Megan said:

    It is the most important meal of the day, so it should be good! I buy sugar-free granola from Whole Foods (it has little pieces of dried fruit in it, which I love) and I mix it with plain yogurt. It’s yummy and I feel like I’m getting a little treat too! Peanut butter and toast is an old, boring favorite of mine. It’s not that exciting, but it does the trick!

  49. Yumi @ Natsukashii said:

    We love quinoa. I make a big batch the night before and it is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner! For breakfast you can heat it up with agave nectar & butter, toss some berries and nuts in it and it is very filling. My other go-to is ezekiel toast with honey & almond butter (seems like a popular breakfast!), plain yogurt with fruit and granola. nom nom nom :)

  50. Lee said:

    Here’s a selection of breakfast I like that keeps me going in the morning and that are relatively inexpensive:

    1. Toast + Marmite + hard boil egg + black coffee: I grew up in London and developed a hopeless dependency on toast and marmite, which might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
    2. Muesli made Rose bakery way + banana + black coffee
    3. Date scones made Rose bakery* way + black coffee: One doesn’t need an alarm clock in the morning. Sinfully yummy and will make anyone extremely happy. Admittedly I only make these once a month otherwise I would totally balloon out.
    4. Banana smoothie (yummy and filling) made Rose bakery way + black coffee
    5. Greek yogurt + diced apple / apple sauce + sunflower seeds / granola, and a hard boiled egg.
    6. Savory breakfast: bagel with lox cream cheese + black coffee
    7. Savory brunch: Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup (Heidi Swanson / 101cookbooks – make it thicker so it’s not soupy) with a poached egg on top. So good!!
    8. Savory brunch: Spaghetti Carbonara (Gnocco, Lupa or Sfoglia in NYC) or make your own by following Marcella Hazan’s recipe.
    9. Most breakfast stuff from Beatrice Peltre / Le Tartine Gourmande.
    10. I LOVE OATMEAL cooked slowly topped with a touch of milk, honey and a sprinkle of salt.

    * When I saw this post I instantly thought of my favourite café in Paris, Rose Bakery, which is run by Rose Carrarini. Her cookbook, “breakfast, lunch and tea” may interest you. I think the key to avoiding boredom for me is to mix good / healthy with decadent (whatever that may be for you) breakfasts once in a while. Enjoy!

  51. Jane Flanagan said:

    I love a grapefruit for breakfast, sprinkled with a little demerara and toasted under a flame / broiler.

  52. emily said:

    try a new spin on your oatmeal!

    Baked Oatmeal
    1 ½ cups oats – quick
    ½ cup sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    ¾ teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    ¼ teaspoon nutmeg

    Mix dry ingredients together in bowl.

    ½ cup milk
    1 egg
    ¼ cup butter or margarine – melted
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    Mix wet ingredients together and add to dry ingredients.

    Spread in greased 8 x 8 pan or individual crocks.
    Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden on top.
    Serve immediately.
    It is wonderful served with cream and fresh fruit on top.

    Serves about 6

    You can mix it all up and then pop it in the oven while you’re getting ready or in the shower. It’s so yummy….

  53. Bridget said:

    Homemade crockpot yogurt is incredibly simple and delicious: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/10/you-can-make-yogurt-in-your-crockpot.html

    And homemade granola lets me get in my flax for the day (I’m trying to up the proteins/omega-3s)

    I’m not gonna lie…the week after Thanksgiving I eat pie for breakfast every day. No whipped cream, though…that would be sacriledge!

    Sometimes during the happy summer months (when a warm breakfast sounds awful) I make a cobbler/fool/crisp with whatever fruit I have on hand for the next morning. If you have a habit of over-eating because it’s delicious and because it’s there sort of appetite, single-size servings in a particular oven-safe bowl are not that hard to perfect. (again, you can add all sorts of healthy flours and use honey or maple syrup for your sugars if you’re wanting to be more au naturale)

    One of my go-to dinner meals is a “fake” frittata…carmelized onions, add frozen corn, add two eggs and scramble while toasting a piece of bread. Easy and delicious (you could also add cojita, but that makes it significantly less breakfasty)

  54. Abby said:

    Quick and satisfying breakfasts for me are either toast with banana and nut butter or whole milk yogurt with any assortment I might fancy that day. Example – yogurt with a sliced banana, cinnamon, vanilla bean, cranberries, sunflower seeds = YUM. And it packs well too, in a jar or pyrex dish with lid.

  55. Julie B said:

    I love shirred (baked) eggs, but they always took longer than I liked, until I discovered that with a microwave safe ramekin, I could make it in a minute. Use a ramekin, add chopped/sliced cooked veggies or meat (or nothing if you’d rather), top with an egg, add a small spoonful of milk/halfandhalf and microwave at 20 second intervals till the white is set and the yolk is still runny. Good topped with salsa, avocado, etc. Eat with toast and you’ve got a great balanced breakfast!

  56. Zari S said:

    I make a whole bunch of quinoa at the beginning of the week and microwave it with a little cinnamon, vanilla extract, and brown sugar!

  57. katie V said:

    my coop has smoked salmon trimmings for super cheap. And since I don’t eat grains, a few trimmings and some goat cheese are a great protein-packed, no-cooking required breakfast! Add a few slices of avocado or a few figs, and I’m in heaven!

  58. Teree said:

    I eat Fage 2% Greek Yogurt with honey EVERY day. It’s delish and fills me up until lunch. LOVE.

  59. Morgan said:

    I love reading what everyone else eats! I’m getting some good ideas to put into my rotation.

    I always start every morning with yogurt and if it’s vanilla, some honey drizzled in. (perfect for pollen season) I usually have an english muffin with peanut butter or jam or sometimes I’ll have a carrot or zucchini nut muffin.

  60. Kaycee said:

    My go-to breakfast is usually two slices of Ezekial bread with almond butter and Polaner’s fruit spread! It keeps me full and is nice and quick! I used to eat eggs with salsa and toast for breakfast ALL the time, but then I got bored. But it always kept me full! :)

  61. Stephanie Caldwell said:

    my breakfast is usually milk over granola with dried fruits or tea and peanut butter toast. nothing original. we sometimes make corned beef hash on the weekends.

    Once the summer comes I try to eat raw fresh fruits for breakfast.

  62. Alex said:

    I am such a breakfast on the run person! I almost always have organic granola or muesli with nuts and fresh berries mixed with yogurt. When I’m feeling a little fancier I go for whole wheat English muffins with cream cheese (Boursin)and cucumbers and once in a while turkey. On the weekends I love fancy grilled cheese sandwiches!

  63. Leslie said:

    A smoothie with fruit and greens, say apple, kiwi and a few cups of kale. Or Ezekiel toast with smashed avocado and salt. Yum,

  64. Gina said:

    Grocery stores in my area just started carrying the Liberte line of yogurt from Canada. I absolutely love the ones that have grains in them (not granola, but actual whole grains scattered in). I keep a little stock of those and some Greek yogurt in my fridge for the 4 or 5 mornings a week when I’m running late. ;) Supplement with fruit of choice and I’m full until about 11 – 11:30.

  65. Tami said:

    mmmmm breakfast! even though i am a teacher, i get up extra early so i can have a homecooked breakfast. sets the tone for the day.

    check my link for some recipes.

    quinoa w/milk, raisins, brown sugar
    spiced apples over quinoa with ricotta
    crustless quiche
    manna bread and almond milk
    blueberry pancakes
    homemade granola with yogurt

  66. Sarah said:

    I eat a toasted blueberry or strawberry waffle, and a clementine. Sometimes I will have a slice of 12 grain bread with organic black raspberry jam. Yum!

  67. Rebekah said:

    Love breakfast. We eat alot of these three things:
    *Peanut Butter Granola by Natures Path found at New Seasons. So filling and tastes so good
    *Mexican Quiche from TJ’s. We split one so we only eat half and make toast and fruit to go with it.
    *toasted cinnamon raisin bagels with cinnamon sugar, fuit and coffee

  68. Katy said:

    For summertime we eat one of these two things every morning:

    1. Raw oats with soymilk, blueberries, almonds cinnamon and maple syrup.

    2. Fage 2% yogurt (about a Tablespoon) with granola, maple syrup, cut up fruit!

    I’m with you on the oatmeal front…eat it almost everyday in the winter. You should check out Kath Eat’s tribute to Oatmeal if you haven’t! http://www.katheats.com/kaths-tribute-to-oatmeal/

  69. Allie Hasson said:

    Thanks so much for posting about this. I’ve enjoyed reading all the brilliant suggestions! Everything I usually eat is already listed, I believe. Though yesterday, I quite enjoyed oatmeal topped with some cinnamon/sugar, strawberries, and a bit of whipped cream. Also, if you like tea, I love to have Good Earth’s Sweet and Spicy in the mornings. SO good. Thanks again for the forum for this discussion.

  70. laura said:

    for some reason this picture has really hit the spot. i think the next grocery trip it will be time for me to trade in my kashi honey sunshine cereal for some granola! yum. cereal is my work week breakfast, but my absolute favorite is a huge new york everything bagel with way too much cream cheese :)

    thanks for sharing!!

  71. carly said:

    For breakfast, I almost always eat a boiled egg on toast. Bring the egg to a boil, let in boil for 4 minutes, then peel and slice onto a piece of toasted bread with butter. Add salt and pepper (fresh ground is best). It’s simple and heavenly. Enjoy!

  72. Andrea said:

    This is the place to go for inspiration

    I personally LOVE Heidi’s superthin egg-pancakes. They’re a tiny bit of work but they’re superb.

    Happy breakfasting everyone !

  73. Christie Qualey said:

    I have been on a fruit custard kick… simple blend soaked chia seeds, fresh and frozen banana, and a bit or protein powder or almond butter, and/or a super green powder. Topped with berries and it’s divine. Chia seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids and their extremely filling, as they expand 9 times their size!

  74. mary said:

    i just discovered your blog and am LOVING it and had to respond because i have new breakfast habit i just love! i do greek yogurt, with a little honey and depending on the day, i’ll add fresh blueberries (summer really is almost here!) or homemade granola!

  75. linda said:

    OK – old topic, I know – but finding a great breakfast can made a huge difference to your day!
    If you are an oatmeal gal, then you will like one of my favorite breakfasts – breakfast couscous. It’s basically cous cous topped with an easy fruit compote.


    How to keep it fast? Make the fruit topping ahead of time and freeze it in 1/2 cup sized small containers. Couscous is practically instant to make. Top with toasted almonds, cinnamon and a scoop of plain (protein packed) Greek yogurt. YUM.