Does anyone remember What I Ate Wednesdays (WIAW) back years ago in the blogging world? I used to participate nearly every week. I loved reading about what other people were eating – I find it interesting to see what people’s go to foods or meals are. It gives me lots of ideas for meal planning.
WIAW kind of fizzled out a few years ago, but today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite breakfasts that I keep coming back to over and over again. I tend to gravitate towards fast and simple because it typically takes me awhile to wake up in the morning. I definitely don’t want to be putting together something complicated when I’m still half asleep and mess it up.
Post Workout Smoothies
Since I usually go to the gym in the mornings, I’ll have a piece of toast with peanut butter on it before I head to the gym (I don’t feel very good when I workout before I eat).
When I get home I make a post workout smoothie. I include vanilla protein powder (this one (affiliate link) is my favorite and it’s available on Amazon), frozen fruit (most of the time it’s berries, but sometimes I go with fruit), yogurt, and a splash of water so that it’s not too thick. I use frozen berries or fruit so it’s super easy to put together – I don’t have to worry about washing to chopping, I just put the frozen fruit in straight from the freezer.
If you’re looking for a smoothie recipe with exact measurements, check out this recipe that I posted last month.
Another super easy breakfast that I enjoy in morning is oatmeal. It’s ready in just a few minutes, and it’s so easy to change it up from day to day so it doesn’t get boring. My go to add ins are brown sugar (pictured above), cinnamon, and fruit. I’ve tried adding peanut butter but I just didn’t like it. I think it was because the texture changed, because I like both peanut butter and oatmeal.
Oatmeal is a staple for me during the cold winter months. Starting the morning off with something hot somehow makes a difference. Like in the photo above, I’ll typically pair it with something – a piece of fruit like an apple or an orange, or some yogurt.
Breakfast doesn’t get much easier than cereal. I’m told by nearly everyone that I mention it to that I’m weird because I don’t like milk in my cereal. I prefer it dry. I just don’t get eating something soggy and mushy. Yuck.
If I decide to go with cereal in the morning then I’ll usually pair it with a piece of fruit and some yogurt.
Toast is another super easy option for me when I want something hot to eat bu I don’t have time to cook anything up. Popping a piece or two of bread into the toaster is such an easy option.
My go to topping for toast is peanut butter. I love when it gets melty on top of the toast. It somehow makes it taste ten times better. #fact
On a Saturday or Sunday morning when I have some extra time I’ll sometimes cook up some eggs. Generally the eggs are also pretty quick to make – less than 10 minutes.
My two favorite ways to eat eggs are scrambled (pictured above) and in an egg sandwich (pictured below). Sometimes I’ll saute some veggies (bell peppers, onions, etc.) up before adding the eggs to the pan. It adds a little bit to the plain scrambled eggs.
To make the egg sandwich I use a round mold so that once the egg is cooked it fits perfectly in an English muffin. It’s such a simple thing but it makes a big difference. In the egg sandwich pictured I added some bacon, but I’ll also add cheese or veggies depending on what I have in the fridge and what I’m in the mood for.
What’s a favorite breakfast of yours?
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