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Feb 28, 2013 09:31 PM

Foods you just don't like for breakfast?

For me, it's donuts.

Love them just about any other time of the day but just not first thing in the morning.


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  1. fruit.

    love it after dinner, or midday, but cold fruit for breakfast (in the absence of hot oatmeal) isn't my cup of tea.

    Mmmmm........ tea!

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    1. re: alarash

      Interesting. What about fruit on pancakes or waffles?

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Well, I guess in the company of a warm pancake or two, or even better, a crepe!, I would welcome some fresh sweet blackberries. yum!

        Berries in general I would except from my generalization.

        I was originally thinking more about the typical things my svelte wife eats in the AM: cut cantaloupe, peached, apples, pears, orange wedges.

        I prefer something warm, or even a low carb protein shake.

    2. Raw vegetables. I occasionally enjoy some sautéed spinach and mushrooms in an omelet, or some spinach or kale in a smoothie, but never straight up raw. Love fruit, though.

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      1. re: ohmyyum

        I'm with you o, don't want raw vegetables in the morning. Oh, and I know this is a big "yum" for most people, but no cold pizza for me either.

        1. re: mcel215

          +1 on the cold pizza. Not for breakfast, not ever. Just not my thing.

          1. re: lisavf

            Not intending to yum your yuck, but to me, cold pizza and root beer for breakfast is classic comfort food.

            1. re: PotatoHouse

              Cold pizza is a yuck for me, too. Even as far back as college (about a light year back), couldn't see the thrill. Now, heat it up, and I'll scarf down a few hunks for breakfast.

              Hubs is Indian, I just can't get down with idli sambar for breakfast. Dosa is fine, but not the idlis.

              1. re: pine time

                Can't take cold pizza ANYtime (that cheese needs to be hot and melted).

                I hate breakfast sausage. I guess it's the fennel. Any other sausage is fine.

                1. re: Michelly

                  Me neither, I hate cold pizza. However, breakfast sausage is the only sausage I really enjoy other than Kielbasa.

        2. re: ohmyyum

          +1 on the raw veggies, except perhaps tomato. I can do a nice ripe Roma sliced with s&p on the side of my omelet in the summer.

          1. re: melpy

            Since it's freezing cold and winter, completly forgot about tomatoes..... :) I can do a tomato, anytime any place.

            I can't wait for our fresh produce season...


            1. re: mcel215

              Prepped the vegetable raised bed just today for tomato planting. In my zone, that means the 1st tomatoes will go in about mid-March. Can't wait.

              1. re: pine time

                We still have snow on the ground here, but you just gave me a big smile. I can't wait to plant my tomatoes either.


                1. re: mcel215

                  I always plant too early--doesn't hurt the plants, but they just sit there, sulking, until the soil warms up. Early Girls go in mid-March (in So. Cal.), then other varieties early April.

        3. Coffee, and doughnuts together send me on a sugar orbit (aka nauseous). I require some sort of protein.

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          1. re: letsindulge

            I can't do anything really sweet for breakfast either. It makes me nauseous too. So no syrup (waffles, pancakes), donuts, pastries, etc.

            To flip the topic as an aside - i LOVE potstickers for breakfast, I'll order extra at dinner just to have leftovers the next morning.

            1. re: thimes

              I'm with you on nothing primarily sweet. Other than slightly sweetened oatmeal - I really dislike sweet foods first thing in the morning.

              Even with fruit, I like grapefruit in the morning - but other than that, nothing sweet.

              1. re: cresyd

                I'm at the other end of the spectrum. Favorite breakfast growing up was a slab of cake from the prior day's dessert. Still would be my favorite breakfast if it wasn't for this silly thing called being a grown-up.

                1. re: pine time

                  I have a huge sweet tooth - and as a child, there wasn't a cereal sweet enough. But with age it really doesn't do anything for me in the morning.

          2. I don't know if it qualifies as food, but I do not enjoy the taste of water in the morning. I am a big water drinker all day long, but in the morning it tastes like dust.

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            1. re: jmcarthur8

              I used to hate water in the AM. Had to be OJ, now the juice is too sweet so I prefer skim milk but water is no longer verboten.

              1. re: melpy

                We are all so different! Every morning after I have my first sip of cold water, I think that it is the best tasting thing I will have all day. I love water in the morning.

            2. Other than a cup of tea or coffee, I don't really like anything for breakfast.
              Not really big on lunch either. Needless to say, I pig out at dinner and will pretty much eat anything.