Friday, August 24, 2007

Daily.

Tired, tired, tired. I don’t what is going on in here but man I am tired! Sleeping has gotten difficult due to…whatever and I just can’t seem to catch up. But I figured a tired mind turns out some weird stuff so I thought I’d see what dropped out of my brain today…

Well, first I would like to share my three favorite breakfasts with you. Why, you ask? Because I already told you, I AM TIRED and my brain is funny. And this morning I had one of my favorites and I thought it was funny (remember…tired) and the other day I was reading a blog that listed the some of the blogger’s breakfasts and…whatever…here…

My standby breakfast is Nature’s Path Flax Plus organic cereal with fresh blueberries and soy milk. I can hear you sobbing right now but seriously, this stuff is good. It doesn’t taste like cardboard and unlike certain other healthy cereals it doesn’t contain anything referred to as “twigs” (I’m looking at you, Kashi!). Although, to be honest, I had never noticed that my Kashi contained twigs until my mother pointed out and told me that it was just too…healthy tasting for her. When I don’t have blueberries, I sometimes add raisins or I just buy the raisin bran version. And it was actually Donovan’s Mama that got me eating this cereal, even though she wouldn’t eat it herself. Added bonus, well…sort of a bonus…um…let’s just say, I may not be normal but I am totally regular. Sorry, couldn’t help myself there. Also, Nature’s Path makes what we call in our house “Hippie Pop Tarts”. I will on occasion buy their toaster pastries and I really like them. So much so that now when faced with an actual Pop Tart…not interested. And I see they also have some kind of Pumpkin Raisin Flax Crunch thing going on…gotta find that. Wait…what? Fig and Flax waffles? Dude. Oh and if you totally have a pie fix but you think you are all kinds of healthy and don’t want to make a pie but also cannot imagine doing the McDonald’s drive thu kind of pie, this same company makes something called Pie-Oh-my! I think the name says it all.

You thought I had lost my train of thought here, didn’t you? You thought that I forgot that I was naming my three favorite breakfasts and had just gone on a rant about hippie food, Didn’t you? Nope, I remember. Second favorite breakfast is whole-wheat couscous made with soymilk and mixed with dried fruits, nuts and cinnamon. It’s great hot and it’s good cold and I can make a big container and it will last a few days. It’s a nice alternative to oatmeal, which I like but will rarely make, and you can do just about anything you want to it. If you stick with the whole-wheat couscous you are getting some fiber. And with the soymilk and nuts you’ve got your protein. It’s very filling and comforting and OH SO EASY!

Third favorite is what I had for breakfast this morning. Well, sort of. What I had this morning was a toasted English muffin, covered with I.M. Healthy brand CHOCOLATE soy nut butter and topped with blueberries. And it was good, but what I really like is when have some fresh from the farmer’s market whole-wheat pita. The kind that doesn’t even have a pocket. That’s good stuff.

Finally, my fourth favorite breakfast is one I only get when I am on vacation despite the fact that I actually OWN the necessary tools to make MICKEY WAFFLES. Somehow they just taste better in Disneyworld. And in just a few weeks, I will be indulging in them daily. Maybe by then I will be less tired….maybe not.

So, why blog about breakfast? Well, it is the most important meal of the day. But mostly because I am still tired and it entertained me.

Honestly, breakfast has always been a difficult meal for me. I don’t like mornings much and eating in the morning just isn’t my thing. So when I dedicated myself to a regular breakfast, I knew it would be a struggle. Turns out, if you like what you are eating, it’s a lot easier. Some of that came to me when I discovered that soymilk didn’t upset my stomach. (Before that I was eating my granola covered in grapefruit juice, which makes most people cringe when I mention it). And I understood it even better when I found a cereal that I actually LIKED that wasn’t full of junk. Even more when I found things I could eat in the car that wouldn’t cause accidents. Once I figured all that out, everything else became a lot easier. Hunh, it only took me…almost forty years. So, I’m a slow learner.

6 comments:

Jodi said...

I guess I should start figuring this out too. I mean, I'm not that much younger than you and how much longer can I go on having Peppermint Patties and Diet Coke for breakfast? (I wish I was making that up!)

Travel Turtle (ann) said...

i love breakfast stories, but i'm not a big fan of the meals myself. I wikipedia'd "breakfast" once and it gave this account of all the typical international breakfasts. It's fun to read the similarities and differences our breakfasts have with other countries. While in China, it seemed what we ate for breakfast was the same thing we had for lunch and dinner.

My favorite breakfasts (if I had to choose)
1. Steel Cut Oatmeal (like the have in Ireland and Scotland, not Rolled Oats like quaker makees).
2. Corned beef hash, 1 egg over easy, and buttered toast.
3. Raisin Branww

Nanette said...

Mmm...breakfast...

I feel incomplete if I don't eat breakfast every day. My usual is egg whites with avocado, but I also like to mix it up with Shredded Wheat topped with some Splenda and cinnamon.

JAMILYN said...

I can no longer find my absolute favorite cereal in the world. It was Newman's Own with blueberries and almonds. They have another one with cranberries and macadamian nuts, but it just ain't the same. I have found that Trader Joes makes a few cereals that are close in taste and these satisfy me for now. I've also found that adding Trader Joe's Pacific Shores All Fruit Trail Mix to a "plain" cereal can be a nice treat.

Where do you normally purchase your Nature's Path products?

acmcclendon said...

i have been wanting to try those hippie pop tarts (i just typed "hippie pot tarts" by mistake, haha) - if i can find them here in the land of fried twinkies...

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

Wow - I just read you post (It's me, Jellypotpie!) and saw your cat. My cat, Simon looks very much like your cat. And I also eat Natures Path flax plus! I like it with raisins though.