Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Lately, I love breakfast. I make oatmeal almost every day because it's warm and filling and full of fiber. (By the way, if you want to bump the fiber up even more, add ground flax. You barely even taste it, and it's fabulous for you.) I usually have a banana on my way to the gym, and then when I get home, I make my boys oatmeal.

We recently discovered the wonder of oatmeal topped with blueberries—Mmmm, mmm, mmm!! I'm unreasonably happy about this discovery because I always want to eat blueberries because they're packed with antioxidants, but I don't love them plain...or even in yogurt. But I do LOVE them in oatmeal, where they give that pop of flavor and sweetness that you need in oatmeal.

If I don't have blueberries on hand, I add some pumpkin pie spice (or just cinnamon) to the oatmeal while it cooks. The best thing about that is that it fills the kitchen up with the warm scent of cinnamon.

Once or twice a week, I switch things up by eating a fried egg and slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast. Has anyone else noticed that the egg is all the rage in nutrition lately? (I find that so interesting because it was practically the opposite a few years ago, wasn't it?) Anyway, this is another great breakfast that fills you important thing for breakfast to do. :)

So let's hear it—what's your breakfast of choice??


Jeni said...

I was looking at this post with Olivia on my lap and she was straining toward the computer saying, "Yummy! Yummy!" Looks like we have an oatmeal fan here.

Rachel said...

I love breakfast too! Just this semester I've really started eating it every morning and I think it makes such a difference. I'm addicted to frosted mini wheats...they make me feel semi-healthy and they're good too!

AND bananas are a perfect before-gym snack. I do that too!

Brandon Danielle and Laneah said...

yumm...I love oatmeal too, we have it nearly every day. I found a great recipe from a Rachel Ray book with all sorts of variations that you actually just refrigerate the leftovers. Sounds gross but is pretty awesome and tastes great. I love to use steel cut oats with the banana and nut version, but we make the apple cinnamon with regular oats all the time.

Erica said...

Hey Danielle! Thanks for the new oatmeal ideas! Any idea how I can access those Rachael Ray recipes? They sound awesome!