When I was in high school, I thought it was cool not to have breakfast, unless it was just coffee. Don’t ask me why. Sounds asinine now. But teens – what can you do? *shakes head very sorrowfully*
Anyway, I grew up, and learned the value of a good breakfast. When I started teaching I discovered that, gee whiz, I generally taught better on the days I ate breakfast, and thus vindicating my mother, countless health nurses, and my know-it-all-but-too-nice-to-show-it-best-friend, etc. etc.
My main go-to breakfast, Monday to Saturday, is still coffee, plus porridge with yogurt. This I considered the height of grossness until I got off muesli (unless it’s totally homemade, store-bought brands have too much sugar), and aped the Kiwis, schlopping cold yogurt into hot porridge. I like natural, unsweetened, full-fat yogurt – everything else just tastes wrong now. Then I slice a banana, or chuck in some berries, and it’s a nutritious, tasty way to start the day.
However, Sundays…ah, Sundays. Sundays, if I feel like it, and if I deserve a treat, I break out the saucepan, slice an avo, grill a tomato, toast wholegrain bread with havarti, and have poached eggs on toast. Mmmm.
But I still need the cup of coffee.
What’s your breakfast of choice?
- Jean AAR