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Monday, February 15, 2010

Presidents' Day Breakfast

I have the day off work today, so I took some time to prepare a nice breakfast for myself. Can I just say that I love eating a meal that leaves me feeling satisfied, balanced, and energized? Because I do. Here are a couple of my favorite breakfasts that make me feel good for multiple hours (no pictures, because I didn't have the foresight over the last week to take any):

Breakfast 1
-1/4 cup (dry) toasted buckwheat (aka kasha), salted
-2 slices of turkey bacon
-1 white grapefruit

Make kasha, fry turkey bacon, chop up, and add to kasha. Eat grapefruit separately (der). Did you know that buckwheat really isn't a wheat product at all, but is closely related to rhubarb and sorrel instead? Plus, it's got lots of protein and fiber. The more you know.

Breakfast 2
-1/2 cup (dry) steel-cut oatmeal, salted
-1 oz reduced-fat white cheddar cheese (Cracker Barrel is the best)
-liberal splash of Tabasco (regular)
-can of tomato juice

Make oatmeal, turn off heat, add cheese and Tabasco. Drink tomato juice separately.

You'll notice a pattern here. I'm of the savory school of breakfast. I like my oatmeal like I like my grits: cheesy and Tabascoy. I put Tabasco on everything, by the way. It's a sickness.

Breakfast 3
-Fiber One cereal with skim milk
-2 hard-boiled eggs

Now, this one doesn't taste the best, and it could use some fruit or veg, but it's quick. I think Fiber One would win a lot more fans if it removed the aspartame from the recipe. As for the eggs, I could eat hard-boiled eggs all day. With Tabasco.

You'll notice I didn't include any breads here. I love Ezekiel bread, toasted of course, but no matter what I slather on it - peanut butter, almond butter, butter butter - it never sticks around past 9:30, so it's just not a great breakfast idea for me.

What are some of your favorite hearty breakfasts?


Investing Newbie said...

My favorite breakfast is a lot more fattening than anything you have up there:

2 Eggs, Scrambled
Home Fries (Pretty much potatoes, boiled, slightly sauteed and then mixed with chopped peppers and onions)
2 slices of buttered toasts

Except I eat that once in a blue moon.

Every morning it's a bowl of Cheerios, Special K, or Honey Bunches of Oats (whichever is on sale) and a cup of hot cocoa.

Quick question: As Tabasco addict, do you carry around your own everywhere you go? I know a few die-hards that would leave their keys at home before they left without Hot Sauce!

ekingout said...

lol, no, but I do make sure every place I go on a regular basis has at least one bottle (work, home, parents' house). Have you seen the SNL with Bernie Mac and the "hot sauce carry purse"? (http://www.hulu.com/watch/30605/saturday-night-live-hot-sauce-carry-purse) I would SO BUY ONE OF THOSE! :P It's addictive, I think - the more often you have it, the more you need to be satisfied! I can go through a little bottle in a week.

That breakfast sounds amazing. If I could eat whatever I wanted for breakfast, it would probably involve pancakes or waffles with butter, hash browns, strawberries, and real bacon, but since I've got to lose some lbs, that won't happen anytime soon!

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Chelsea Talks Smack said...

mmm this makes me want ot eat breakfast all day long.

Unknown said...

2 scrambled eggs (sometimes just the whites)
Kashi Go Lean cereal
(This will give you an amazing burst of energy)

Whole-wheat blueberry pancakes

Fried-egg sandwich

French toast with Nutella (YUM!!)