Monday, September 20, 2010

Breakfast

I don't usually eat breakfast. When I was a kid, I never woke up early enough to have breakfast. When I was working, I actually tried to start eating breakfast, but I just wasn't hungry at 7 o'clock in the morning. So once again, I skipped breakfast. When I was pregnant with Porgie, John made me eat breakfast every morning. Since I seemed so resistant to food in the morning, he would make me strawberry smoothies. Yum! But after I gave birth, I reverted back to my breakfast-less ways. With Izzy, I developed an intense love of cereal. I seriously ate 2 to 3 bowls of cereal every morning for 9 months. Once again, after I gave birth, I gave up breakfast.

But now, in my old age, I feel like I need to start eating breakfast. I have been super crabby in the mornings lately. And I keep overeating at lunchtime. Not good friends. Not good. In my defense, I am starving by lunchtime, so I just shovel in any food in my general vicinity.

Now, not being a breakfast person, I would like some help. What are some good, healthy options for breakfast? I don't want to eat empty calories and sugar (like waffles or pancakes). I am also trying to avoid cereal (because I am really just a huge 6 year old, who only likes sugary cereal with cartoon characters on the front). I want something that will keep me full until lunch, without being loaded with sugar, carbs, or fat. Enlighten me internet. What do you eat for breakfast?

10 comments:

Laura said...

I need breakfast , infact i need to eat as soon as i get up otherwise feel sick.

About 99% of the time i have a bagle for breakfast normally with cream cheese. Its not to bad calorie wise (normally under 300) but keeps me going all day . Plus its something you can change up with diffrent toppings or bagles

Jenny said...

Since you are not the biggest breakfast person, quaker makes wonderful oatmeal breakfast bar and it is really filling!
Another favorite of mine is plain old quaker oatmeal, with slivered almounds, berries and a little honey. Very filling, healthy, good for your heart and the honey really helps with allergies. So yummy!

When I was pregnant with Will I used to eat bowls of cereal as well!

Christina said...

I am not a breaky person(well breakfest foods for lunch and dinner are fine but not that early) so I eat the dinner leftovers!

Carrie said...

Hungry Girl makes super-easy and super-quick breakfasts....check out the website..
http://www.hungry-girl.com/week/weeklydetails.php?isid=1784

If I don't do one of these, I do yogurt and toast for breakfast.

Midwest Mommy said...

If I'm not feeling lazy I make steel cut oats sprinkled with brown sugar and a little maple syrup.

Clare said...

i have to have breakfast, or i am not so nice. i usually eat, kashi cinnamon harvest cereal. it is yummy, with lots of fiber, so it keeps me full until lunch!!

darksadist said...

(Crunchy) Granola with dried or fresh fruit, such as fruit like bananas, they're good for you as they're high in potassium. You get something sweet but not as high in sugar content. :)

amanda said...

i am so so so an old lady...yogurt with granola and maybe some toast. and on bad days? i am all about pancakes. and muffins. and bacon and eggs. but those days are few and far between. and if i am with child i am all about lucky charms. man those things are crazy good!

i love breakfast. anytime of day i might add. i seriously could eat a breakfast buffet everyday of the week. well only if i knew i could go back to bed and take a nap!

Antropologa said...

I just eat cereal. Boring kinds. There are no fun kinds in Sweden, for one thing. Well I think there is a chocolate kind but Husband would make fun of me if I got it. Rarely will I make pancakes but then I feel sick after from all the sugar.

Nellie said...

I love the Kashi instant oatmeal. It is so yummy. Or vanilla yogurt with fresh blueberries and then I sprinkle grapenuts or granola over the top. But I usually go with an iced vanilla latte from Starbucks. :)