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Jul 31, 2013 05:15 AM

Breakfast - The Most Important Meal of the Day

Breakfast is a good start after a long rest, it gets my motor running.

Are you a 'classic breakfast' eater like having cereal, hot oatmeal, some eggs or pancakes and coffee.?

Do you enjoy different food items such as cold pizza, cold pasta or leftover tuna fish and a cold soda?

I usually have fruit and coffee but, I do enjoy a good piece of cold pizza on occasion.

Do tell about your favorites for the most important meal of the day!

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  1. My favorite breakfast is eggs Benedict but I only get that when I go out to breakfast. At home I will eat any and everything available. If I have ham and eggs, great. Leftover pizza, no problem. Turkey sandwich, okay.

    1. I am a very picky breakfast eater and would rather fast than eat something filled with sugars and starches to start my day. On vacation, I might eat differently, but I always feel crappy and can't wait to get back to healthier eating.

      Eggs or other protein
      Vegetable or miso soups
      Healthy cracker and spread of something like hummus or pesto
      Green smoothie or protein smoothie
      Always a fermented food

      Always coffee, tea, kombucha tea or probiotic drink

      Never fruit, sugar or junk food which includes syrup, starches, hashbrowns, sweetened yogurt, jams or jellies, pastries/breads, granola or processed other words, typical American breakfast foods! Makes it harder to eat when away from home.

      4 Replies
      1. re: sedimental

        What kind of fermented food do you eat at breakfast? Nice healthy breakfast selections you've got going there.

        1. re: virtualguthrie

          I always have a lacto fermented food and multiple drinks going on the counter and many items in the fridge. I lacto ferment my own condiments like home made mayo, ketchup, salsa (it keeps a long time that way) and use those regularly. I am addicted ;)

          Off the top of my head, in the fridge today are:gingered beets and turnips together, a fermented cabbage slaw, ginger beer, fermented bean paste, and preserved lemons.

          As far as eating at breakfast, I eat the veg with eggs or crackers, or make a spread with fermented condiments or drink a fermented beverage.

          1. re: sedimental

            Curious, was the fermented slaw like a Kimchee?

            1. re: treb

              No, its cordito, more like a sauerkraut. I make it extra spicy.

      2. I usually eat traditional breakfast items but I do enjoy leftover Chinese food for breakfast. Go figure?

        1. Literally, the only thing I eat for breakfast is bran muffins and OJ. The lone exception is if we're somewhere on vacation, and then I'll sample the local fare. I love ham, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, rye toast, and grapefruit juice. Seldom all at once, however.

          1. I love breakfast, it is by far my favorite meal of the day.

            Currently, I'm enjoying cold steel cut oatmeal mixed with a sliced banana and plain Greek yogurt, topped with ground flaxseed, chopped walnuts, and a dollop each of peanut and almond butter.

            Cool and refreshing, and an excellent way to start the day with plenty of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in one bowl.