I really don't like breakfast on work days. I get sick of cereal really quickly, and never have time to cook eggs or waffles like I might on a weekend. (I LOVE weekend breakfasts). I'm always rushed and I don't enjoy the making or eating process.
For almost all my teenage years through college, I never ate breakfast. I'm rarely hungry until a couple hours after I've woken up, and then I just would tough it out til early lunch--snacking on twix or granola bars (the non-healthy kind)
Now because I feel like it's the right thing to do, I try to eat something. But I'm forever grabbing a muffin or applesauce at 7am before leaving work and then I'm really hungry again by 9:30am.
I've recently started following a blog called Kath Eats Real Food where she documents each of her meals(among other things). Her breakfast look incredibly healthy and full of nutrition, almost always an oatmeal variation. (if you love oatmeal and healthy eating you should definitely check out the blog!)
It would have inspired me, except for one thing: I can't eat oatmeal. Just can't.
Believe me--I love the idea of oatmeal, it looks and smells good--and I know its good for me, but the minute a spoonful goes in my mouth I start gagging. Texture only bothers me with two foods--mealy beans and oatmeal. But it is really bad.
This morning while eating my applesauce (again) I started brain storming other quick, healthy, and edible breakfast options.
Whenever I buy bananas, I make a peanut butter banana smoothie. This is easily my favorite breakfast, but I don't buy bananas too often since E won't eat them. I'm also afraid of getting sick of this because it's bound to happen if I make it too often.
My MIL often makes fruit smoothies with frozen fruit and yogurt. I'm not sure why I haven't tried this yet!
Then I thought I should try to make granola. I could eat it with yogurt or milk like cereal or just plain with a piece of fruit.
I would make it myself--buying it just seems silly to me when I know I could make it for about 1/5 of the cost. I'm looking for a delicious recipe, so if you've made your own and love it--please share!
What do you usually have for breakfast?
Do you love the most important meal of the day or are annoyed by it--like me?