I’ve finally hit on a breakfast that I’m happy to eat every day. It only took me 30 years, which is a bit, uh, ridiculous, but hey – better late than never, right? (Granted, I usually eat breakfast between 10-11am so maybe I should just call this the first meal of the day, but still. Regular eating habits, I’ve got ’em!)
It might not seem like a big deal to regular folk, but I stopped eating breakfast when I was a teenager – partly because I wanted more time in bed, partly because I was a borderline (undiagnosed) anorexic – and I never got back into the habit. Eating early in the morning makes me feel kinda ill, so I normally don’t eat until at least lunchtime, and sometimes if I’m working from home then I won’t eat until about 4pm, which is pretty unhealthy, I think.
I’ve started a new exercise habit (a 10 minute HITT workout every morning, unless I’m doing some other exercise that day) and while I don’t eat before it, I’ve found that I’m hungrier now afterwards so I needed to find a breakfast that I could have post exercise.
- Ease. If it’s not easy to make then I know I’ll fall out of the habit of doing it because I’m lazy.
- Cost. Anything too expensive is out since this is something I’m going to be eating every day.
- The sogginess factor. I hate cereal because I often get distracted and when I come back to it it’s soggy and mushy. Bluergh.
- Wheat free. Since 2014 is wheat free year it had to be something that fit with that.
- Light. Anything too heavy makes me feel sluggish and tired, so it needed to be light.
- Cold. See sogginess – I leave things for ages, anything warm will be cold by the time I finally get around to eating it.
- Minimal washing up. I hate doing the washing up, so the less I have to do the better.
So, what did I settle on?
Greek yoghurt, with honey and at least two types of fresh fruit.
Sorry if you were expecting something more, I dunno, interesting? I’ve been eating this daily for the past couple of weeks and I’m actually enjoying breakfast, which is a nice change. It’s filling but not over filling, it won’t go cold or soggy, is delicious, relatively inexpensive and it’s stupidly easy to put together. Whoop.
Here’s to making responsible health choices. Win! 🙂