Since it’s easy to get into a breakfast rut, we decided to take a little time to ask our OrganWise Guys family what they choose for breakfast. Here are some answers from our staff and collaborators that will hopefully give you some good ideas!
Michelle: I like to eat a good source of protein in the morning. My favorite way to do this to make a veggie omelet with a slice of whole grain toast. After that, MY Sir Rebrum is clicked on!
Elizabeth: I try to never skip breakfast, so I will eat more balanced meals throughout the day. Eating breakfast helps me feel ready to take on the day! I typically eat one of the following each morning:
Greek yogurt with granola and fresh fruit (half a banana, sliced strawberries or a handful of blueberries are my favorites) yogurt.Whole grain cereal with fresh fruit and low-fast milkWhole wheat toast (I like double-fiber bread), a couple of slices of bacon and fresh fruit on the sideAll are paired with a small glass of orange juice for a healthy start to the day!
Maria: Being pregnant, I find myself eating quite frequently. I usually start out with a bowl of high-fiber cereal with skim milk. About an hour later, I often eat a banana or a tangerine. I always try and drink TONS of water early on and throughout the entire day.
Danielle: I tend to eat at least two breakfasts each day. The first includes half of a whole wheat English muffin (or half of a whole wheat flat bread), with about eight dark chocolate chips (the healthy kind!) on it, along with a cup of coffee and a couple glasses of water. Then, about two hours later, I have either a hard-boiled egg with a few capers on top, or a small bowl of cereal (3/4 cup frozen blueberries slightly thawed, ¼ cup bran buds, and ½ cup soy milk). I take my fish oil supplement (good oil!) with this second breakfast, along with another couple glasses of water.
Kathryn: Since I’m training for an Ironman triathlon, I find myself incredibly hungry in the morning. I usually eat a banana on the way to the gym and then after my workout I try to eat something with a lot of protein to help my muscles recover. My favorites are egg whites with fresh spinach and mushrooms and a tiny bit of goat cheese or whole grain pancakes with blueberries topped with Greek yogurt and honey. Often I have a cup of applesauce or a pear mid-morning to tide me over until lunch.
Susan: I am gluten and corn intolerant, so most days I have either scrambled eggs with some garlic powder and cayenne or a protein shake with some pecans. Both of these meals help give me lasting energy and sustain me until lunch.
Karen: The McNamara’s are huge breakfast fans as we find this to be a great way to start the day feeling connected with good conversation and yummy chow! We rotate the following menu:
Whole grain waffles with maple syrup
Low-fat yogurt with cereal
Turkey sausage and whole-wheat toast
Eggs/egg whites with low-fat cheese and whole-wheat toast
Whole wheat French toast
Oatmeal with peanut butter and agave nectar
Every morning we have one of the following fruits: watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries or bananas.
Julie: The Green Family Household has several breakfast options per day. Each one of us leaves at a different time in the morning, but good ole mom caters to their breakfast needs, or a healthy one will NOT happen. Our favorites are:
Oatmeal Squares with non-fat milk and semi-thawed blueberries
Whole wheat bagel with peanut butter and banana
Hot oatmeal with honey and blueberries
Whole Wheat waffles
Egg white, spinach, tomato, pepper, onion omelet with whole-wheat toast
Vita-muffin with fruit
Protein shake with whey protein powder, frozen berries, a Greek yogurt and skim milk