My husband and I, night owls for a long, long time, have become morning people. And by that, I mean really early morning people: we’re up by 5, mostly 4:30. We’ve been getting a lot more done since switching our schedule, but one of the biggest perks has got to be having lots of time for breakfast.
Because, gosh, do I love breakfast. Bacon, eggs, sausages, pancakes, waffles… some of my favorite foods in the world are breakfast foods.
Lately, though, I’ve been wanting to go a little healthier when it comes to planning our morning meal. Much as I love bacon, I realize that having it every day is not a good long-term plan.
So recently we hit the grocery, and picked up some healthy breakfast options, which I share with you here:
- Oat Bran. As a child, I had porridge every single day. Oat bran, the healthier, more fiber-ous cousin of oatmeal, takes minutes to cook, and is simply delicious with some low-fat milk and raw sugar sprinkled into it. It’s good for my husband, too- who’s a diabetic.
- Fresh Berries. The aforementioned oat bran becomes even more heavenly with some fresh berries mixed in. I’m partial to blueberries and strawberries, but that’s only because it’s next to impossible to find raspberries where I live.
- Fresh Melons and Mangoes. A no-brainer. Sweet, smooth, and perfect cold on warm mornings.
- Smoothies. Truth is, I was wary of the Smoothie Breakfast- I’m the type that likes to bite into her breakfast. Then I made Simply Recipe’s Berry Banana Smoothie, and it. is. wonderful. Really wakes me up- like a shot of sunshine when it’s still dark out. If you’re open to tofu (the silken type) in your smoothie, check out this goodie as well. Yum.
What are your healthy breakfast choices?