Ok on the weekends we tend to go out or have some traditional Indian breakfasts hence during the regular week mornings we try to have either cereal (but when cold milk isn't preferred) then we have oats with hot milk. Or I also keep a stock of wheat bread for toasts. But then I always wonder whether whole wheat is better than multi grain? And also what butter/spread is healthier?
My question is both from health and taste point of view (since we want to sustain it for a long time). Can you all please suggest good vegetarian alternatives?
Yogurt and granola, grapefruit, banana with peanut butter...
I do not always eat breakfast food for breakfast. If I feel like making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread with an apple, I have actually ate that for breakfast. When we have take out pizza from the night before I sometimes eat that too. Growing up it was a fun treat to make breakfast for dinner, with my favorite being blue berry pancakes.
We usually do whole grain cereals with milk or kefir and fruit (often dried blueberries).
I also often use my cranberry/bran/nut muffins for a breakfast with green tea. (recipe on a hub).
I will be checking back later and thanks a lot for the suggestions. Some of the suggestions already seem very appetizing Keep these ideas flowing this way. Btw fruits like Banana's we love a lot (and sometimes ends up being our break fast)
I'm down with the cereal bars made by General Mills:
http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/b … emID=14423
They even have a milky sandwich. Though, I'm not at all entirely sure how healthy they are considering all the preservatives. I rarely eat but once a day or so...coffee is my breakfast any more.
ahhahaha yeah I thought that'd get us thinking sweetly. LOL
busy working week??bring a packet of curry noodle and two packet of coffee 3 in 1..
A multi-grain waffle with something like blueberries is nice. I microwave them instead of taking the time to toast them, because I'd rather have "quick" than "crispy". Not adding anything to the waffle makes it very portable. Wax paper or inexpensive sandwich bags make the blueberries portable too.
I usually have a peach fruit cup .. muffin or toast, juice n out the door to wherever I need to be, lol
Fresh fruit is great for breakfast and you can eat as much as you want. Only eating fruit in the mornings has been recommended by many doctors and alternative health practitioners and is a part of the Natural Hygiene movement.
Fruit is really hydrating and helps clean out your system. I will even eat raw tomatoes, avocados or carrots in the morning. What I find especially filling are fruit and green smoothies made with rice milk (soy has an awful taste imo). And with a smoothie you can add healthy supplements like spirulina or flax hull lignans. Of course if you are not vegan vegetarian then any dairy will do. My kids love the smoothies and fresh fruit and have begun requesting that instead of their normal sugar cereal and milk fix.
We also like steel cut oats that we soak all night. Amaranth and quinoa also make good hot cereals and are considered 'superfoods'. You can soak them overnight too.
I can't eat bread-but I do buy 100 percent Whole Wheat for my family because multi-grain usually has white enriched flour in the mix. Also, a lot of supermarket bread has added sugars and soybean oils that are not healthy. A brand we like is Praire Grain Bread Co. Their bread is low in sugar and an ingredient list as wide as the width of my thumb.
As for the best spread-I think regular or organic butter is the best because most other spreads have trans-fats or unhealthy oils in them (even the supposed heart healthy kinds). I'd rather eat some saturated animal fat than ingest a chemical concoction. I am not eating any dairy at the moment though so, if I COULD eat bread, I would probably forgo any kind of spread. JMO! ;-)
KDC- Thanks for the detailed response about so many choices and yes fruit is a very good breakfast and no wonder they say "An apple a day keeps the doctor away".
K8th- My husband used to do that earlier eat (noodles bought from the vending machine) and drink coffee but it made my husband put on weight. Now I am trying to get him into the habit of eating some healthy breakfast (I read somewhere skipping breakfast may actually be very unhealthy and also may increase weight).
DameScribe/RK Henry- I guess we have not tried muffins (will check on the nutrition label further on it).
Marisue/Lisa HW- Well I am trying to avoid sweet breakfasts as much as possible hence Waffles (with regular/synthetic syrup) and donuts wouldn't do sorry. But Iced tea sounds good.
UW- Oats are good for a change but to have it regularly we still need to be more disciplined.
G|M- Well I buy those fiber bars for my husband from costco to consume whenever he feels really hungry in the office (for those in between hunger pangs). Btw thanks for informing about GM.
Colebabie/Rochelle/SweetiePie- Thanks for those suggestions and I would keep those in mind. I actually got some kashi cereals and cheerios which my husband doesn't find very appetizing but I will try these other choices that you all mentioned.
Thanks everyone for helping me in providing so many healthy/tasty choices.
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