Sunday, September 19, 2010

What Do You Have For Breakfast?

So tell me, what do you have for breakfast?  Do you eat the same thing every day?


I am trying to find some easy breakfast ideas that are healthy.

Will you share with me?  Pretty please?

p.s. A lot of you want to know how to add the tabs to separate pages under your header, and Pat asked if I would do a tutorial post on how to.  Look for it in the next couple of days.

Welcome Home,
Penny

38 comments:

  1. Hi Penny
    I start each day with porridge and a nice cup of breakfast tea. Very healthy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm not much help because I rarely eat breakfast...I know I know, most important meal of the day! I just listen to my body and it doesn't want to eat ...yet! ;D

    ReplyDelete
  3. Okay then....if you're sure you really want to know.....
    I have inherited my dad's genetic predisposition to high cholesterol and would collect the bad stuff even if I lived on water. Two years ago I began eating All Bran with psyllium every morning. Just 1/4 cup. I have it with yogurt or skim milk. Believe it or not it has made a huge difference to those special numbers and my doctor was shocked. I call it my Goat Food because that's what it looks like - but it works.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love Pondside's comment about goat food. I have either Fiber One (my goat food) with some fresh fruit or Quaker HiFiber oatmeal with mashed banana or pumpkin and flaxseed. I'm being paid back for all those Dunkin Donuts in my youth. My indulgence is coffee with half and half. Can you spell BORING......

    ReplyDelete
  5. I usually have what is more like brunch...just can't eat first thing. I also follow a low carb diet so it usually eggs or eggs whites, bacon or sausage and toasted low carb bread. Sometimes I just have leftovers!!

    xoxo
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is easy as I'm very repetitive in my breakfast habits. I have 2 cups of 1/2 caffeine coffee, during the week they're black and on the weekend they have creamer. When I feel awake I have a heaping teaspoon of natural peanut butter in 6 oz. of raw goatmilk. That's it.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is difficult for me to eat when I first get up in the morning but about an hour later I usually have a yogurt. Then around mid-morning I have a hard-boiled egg with either a cup of tea or a little coffee with lots of milk. Unfortunately, from there it's all down hill because I snack in the afternoon and evening! However, I do drink lots and lots of water. I'll try to do better, honest I will!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Penny-I just clicked on your photography tab and viewed your fabulous work! My goodness, it's wonderful!!! I didn't see a place there to leave a comment so I came back here.
    I hope everyone clicks on the photography tab so they can see your wonderful pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  9. My favorite thing to have for breakfast is a bowl of oatmeal cooked with a slice of apple in it...with lots of toppings...blueberries or any fruit in season, flax seed meal, walnuts, etc! Right now? I have one egg and one piece of beef bacon or sausage. I didn't think I could ever eat an egg without toast or a biscuit...but guess what? I can if I want to lose weight! heehee! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Penny, My breakfast is normally a Slimfast cappucino shake and then around 10:00 am I'll have a piece of fruit. I seem to always be on the run so this is something easy and I can take it with me.
    xo, Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  11. Penny during the week I alternate between Whole Grain Eggo Waffles (which I eat like toast on my ride to work)and Low Fat Strawberry Pop Tarts and a travel mug of Crystal Light and water. On the weekend I usually split an omelet with John with some oatmeal toast, orange juice and Celestial Seasonings Madagascar Vanilla Red Tea, which I drink with a tad of sugar. If I'm out I have French Toast and fruit.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Before I head to your tabs, thought I'd share my new favorite breakfast. Once a week, I toss roughly chopped apples (Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, and Gala this week) in a crock pot with a little water and some spices. I keep the cooked apples in the frig. Every morning, I have a scoop of apples, 1/2 a container of plain Greek yogurt, with a few chopped walnuts for crunch - and coffee, of course.

    ReplyDelete
  13. We grind coffee beans and make coffee each morning, and I eat oatmeal or shredded wheat. Use 1/2 cup Quaker quick 1 minute oats in 1 cup milk. Microwave for 1 and 1/2 minutes, stir and microwave for 30 seconds. I add raisins, a spoon of brown sugar and a bit of whipped cream. I like this method because I cook it in the bowl so there is no pan to clean :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have been trying to eat healthly so I usually have yogurt and fruit.
    Sometimes a little cheese.
    Blessings,
    Bren

    ReplyDelete
  15. A Green Smoothie. Blend fresh spinach, frozen mango chunks, whole banana, soy protein powder, flax seed oil, and unfiltered apple juice. It's de-lish.

    You can substitute the fruits with your favorites or seasonal. Other greens work, but will have a stronger taste.

    I have it with a slice of toasted whole grain bread.

    ReplyDelete
  16. We are oatmeal eaters here with orange juice and coffee. Nothing exciting, but we are happiest sticking with it. Sometimes we go out for breakfast and go "whole hog." Nope, doesn't work for the old folks so well anymore. Ha!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Penny,

    I love old fashion oatmeal with walnuts and raseins - with a touch of honey & cinnamon along with a nice cup of tea -sometimes I add some chopped apple or fresh blueberries - my grandparents were from Ireland and I learned to love oatmeal from my delightufl Irish grandmother.

    Your new blog banner photographs are wonderful.
    Blessings,
    Erin

    ReplyDelete
  18. I need breakfast ideas, too. I eat shredded wheat or another cereal usually and am growing tired of that, but trying to lose weight, too. I look forward to the tutorial on the links under the header.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I eat different things on different days. If I'm not in a hurry, I have Cheerios or wheat toast with tea. If I feel the need for some extra protein, I have a scrambled egg or some peanut butter toast.

    If I'm in a hurry, I eat a Kashi granola bar in the car. Those things are good and they keep you going!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I have a few of go-to's. 1. Banana and yogurt 2. Yogurt in a bowl with blueberries or strawberries topped with flax seed and/or granola. 3. Egg whites with chopped tomatoes and onions in a little microwave omelet cooker. Sometimes I add a little fat free cheese.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Penny, I sometimes eat a small bowl of Cherros with berries, or oatmeal with berries. When I want a quick breakfast with protein, I roll a thin slice of smoked turkey around a mozzarella cheese stick. Poached eggs with toast is another healthy breakfast.

    I'm looking forward to the tutorial on the tabs at the top of your blog. I'd like to do some of these.
    Thanks ~ sarah

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm a cornflakes kinda gal, Penny. But I enjoy it more so if I have some fruit to munch on along with it. I'm not fond of putting fruit ON my cereal...unless it's bananas. Strawberries, canaloupe, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I like plain lowfat yogurt, with about 1/2 cup homemade lowfat granola with some sliced almonds, and I buy bags of frozen berries at the warehouse store and put about a cup in the microwave long enough to defrost and pour them on top. I take it to work (I am a nurse and work starts at 7 am) and folks always ask if I am eating cheesecake for breakfast.

    ReplyDelete
  24. During the warm weather months, I eat Special K with fresh fruit (strawberries, peaches, blueberries, bananas). In the cold weather months, I eat old-fashioned oatmeal that you have to cook and I love to put craisins in it. For special times, I enjoy a big breakfast with poached eggs, toast, grits, bacon, etc. I also love blueberry pancakes and Belgian waffles. Love & blessings from NC!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh breakfast. My least favourite meal of the day. But I have to eat it, and I do. I vary it a lot, though. Generally every breakfast is accompanied by a glass of water and a cup of tea.

    - Yogurt and blueberries with sunflower seeds
    - leftover pizza
    - boiled egg (3 minute) on toast
    - V-8 juice and a slice or two of Gouda cheese
    - Cheerios and milk with blueberries (I freeze them and eat them all year long)
    - whole wheat pancakes
    - whole wheat toast and tomatoes

    I'm not much for sweets for breakfast.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I pretty much eat the same thing every day--whole wheat toast with a small spoon of pnut butter and coffee. If I'm really bored with this I will have fruit and yougurt unless it is a special occasion like my family being here for breakfast, then it is the old southern standards which they think they have to have--bixcuits, grits, eggs, bacon, cholesterol city! But it is only on occasions so I guess it's okay, it makes them happy.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oatmeal with berries, bananas or plain...
    On Sundays always a muffin....

    Louise

    ReplyDelete
  28. I'll join the oatmeal club here. Or the yogurt and fruit gang. I pretty much go back and forth between those choices.

    I'm a morning person tho and breakfast is one of my favorite meals to eat out and we do that every couple of weeks. On those occasions it is no holds barred.

    Darla

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hi Penny,
    I usually just have a cup of coffee in the morning. Your tabs at the top are lovely. I had someone write the code for mine. I look forward to the tutorial.
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi, Penny,
    I have cereal-usually Cheerios or some type of Kashi cereal which is high in fiber, might add half a banana to it sometimes or blueberries. I also have whole wheat toast and one egg or a whole wheat thin bagel with all-fruit jelly or a slice of no-fat cheese melted on it. I add a small glass of low sugar oj and always my cup of tea.
    Sharon

    ReplyDelete
  31. Breakfast is always a challenge for me. I do try to get as much fiber as I can first thing because I find it harder during the day. Raisin Bran is about as good as it gets for that...but I do eat other things depending on my mood!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Back in March I made the commitment to a complete life style change and eating a healthy breakfast was part of that change. I eat a veggie omelette w/1/2 cup of egg beaters. I usually do fresh mushrooms, onions, 1 slice honey ham & whatever other veggie I have on hand...today it will be asparagus :). I also enjoy a cup of non fat/low fat yogurt and a cup of oatmeal sweetened w/2 tspns of sugar and a bit of my creamora non fat creamer to give it the "illusion" of milk. Its a big breakfast but usually runs around 400-430 calories. Enjoy! (PS-since my whole lifestyle change I've dropped 74lbs...as of today)

    ReplyDelete
  33. No coffee for me anymore, big sad face! It was causing me to feel hungry all the time, caused me bladder issues too, all gone now, YEA...so I drink organic Green Tea, Organic Maple Nut,Natures Path, oatmeal with fresh organic blueberries, strawberries and peaches! That is it, I have lost 39 lbs. by changing my diet to a 100% organic, non GMO food diet! I feel like a million bucks!!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I have had the same breakfast, served to me in bed by my sweetie for 28+ years: a strawberry poptart and a diet pepsi !

    Ok, so not healthy, but definitely my "comfort" food !


    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Hi Penny
    We have low fat yogurt with fresh fruit and granola. Same thing every day!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Well, being that I am a diabetic with heart problems I have to watch everything that I put in my mouth. My breakfast usually consists of sugar free oatmeal (either maple and brown sugar or apples and cinnamon, to switch things up a bit), two slices of lite whole wheat bread or lite oatmeal bread with smart balance spread and decaf coffee with sugar free vanilla syrup(no creamer). Sometimes on the weekends, I will treat myself and make pancakes.

    ReplyDelete
  37. I am one of the bad one that usually skips breakfast because I am rushing out the door to work.

    However, when I have time I love breakfast. Some of my favorites are

    - a bagel toasted with butter with lox, tomato, sliced onion, lettuce and capers

    - softly poached eggs on a toasted English muffin

    - cheese toast

    - buttered toast with sliced fresh tomato

    Okay, now I'm hungry.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Just about the same every day - Trader Joe's Greek yogurt (half O% fat, half Honey - the good full fat kind, ha! ha!), fruit, usually raspberries, and a spoonful of low-fat Familia granola. 2 cups of strong black coffee, usually my limit for the day.
    Some mornings I have a slice of multi-grain toast with English thick-cut marmalade or a bran muffin.

    ReplyDelete