Kelly the Culinarian: My Favorite Breakfasts

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Favorite Breakfasts

All those smart expert types say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You're "breaking the fast" from the night before, and if you hold off eating it, your metabolism continues to lag because you haven't given it anything to run off of. I read somewhere in my dieting that you should eat something, anything within the first hour of being awake. Of course, it's preferable that your breakfast is healthy. I like to eat more calories in the morning so that I get more variety and can concentrate on work for a couple of hours before I need another bite to eat. Here are a few of my favorite breakfasts:

A square of baked banana oatmeal with turkey bacon and a parfait of strawberries, blueberries, fage and homemade granola.

Special K cereal with flaxmeal, PB2, skim milk and sliced strawberries.

A vegan banana muffin with a sliced apple, almond butter and low-fat yogurt. I actually had the muffin and yogurt for breakfast, then the apple with almond butter for my mid-morning snack.
And my all-time weekday favorite, whole wheat toast or a whole wheat English muffin with natural peanut butter, flaxmeal and a sliced banana. This is what I've had before every race so far, so I'm going to stick with it.

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