I am still struggling with the “what to eat for breakfast” dilemma. The more I research breakfast ideas, the more I am surrendering to the notion that breakfast really belongs in my “evening/before I go to bed” routine. Way back when I went to school, especially the first day of school, the night before I would set out my school clothes. I had my two matching socks, an ironed shirt and two shoes that matched and were easy to find, my whole outfit was ready. All I had to do was shower and dress. I need breakfast to be like that. I do that with the oatmeal twice a week but I am one who likes variety and will not eat oatmeal 7 days a week for breakfast.
When I am in a rut and need inspiration to fuel my body and soul, I turn to my collection of cookbooks. Some of the ideas for breakfast do not seem accessible; they are too fancy or too time intensive or the ingredients are odd. Then I opened Heidi Swanson’s book Super Natural Everyday. These are everyday recipes to feed ourselves with whole foods. Here is a few of her great ideas: baked oatmeal, yogurt biscuits, millet muffins, spinach strata, and muesli. After reading her chapter on breakfast, my mind was dancing with lots of ideas for what to eat and different ways to use her recipes and make them more just-one-dishisque.
Before any great project, party, or invention was created it started with a simple idea. Many times, to get our creative juices going we need to brainstorm. Sometimes for breakfast we narrow our eating pattern and forget about all the possibilities.
Today there is no recipe. Today we are going to imagine all the possibilities for breakfast. Some of them might be new to you. Most of the list is underlined and in blue indicating a link to another website that will give you 1. a recipe for said item 2. More ideas to use said ingredient or recipe and more links from there for recipes. I would love to hear your favorite go-to’s. I have only included gluten free grains on this list. May your imagination be ignited by reading this list.
THE BREAKFAST BRAINSTORM LIST BY JUST-ONE-DISH.COM
Hot Cereal Hot Cereal Toppings/Add ins
Teff Fried egg
Amaranth Fruit-fresh or dried
Buckwheat Nuts and seeds
Millet Coconut flakes, coconut cream
Quinoa Maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, molasses
Creamy Polenta Oils-hemp seed, flax seed, coconut, avocado,
Black rice/Forbidden Rice Sauteed veggies
Superfoods-gogi berries, macca
Rice pudding Breakfast Burrito
Cold Cereal Toast
Baked Breakfast Sandwiches
Once those creative juices start flying it is hard to stop them. My head is working on making a pancake breakfast stacked casserole or lasagna. Most of the grains are packed with protein so no need for the bacon.
What did you think of the list? Did you become reunited with an old favorite? Are you eager to try some new ideas? Is the list overwhelming? Next post we will discuss our expectations for breakfast.
Love to hear about your favorite ways to break the fast that did not make the list.
Here’s to more innovative breakfast!