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What's for breakfast?

Asked by bookish1 (13069 points ) December 2nd, 2012

What do you typically eat for breakfast? Does it differ between work days and days off? Do you like a slow leisurely breakfast, plow through it, or just skip it entirely?

I usually have something quick and simple like cream of wheat, whole wheat toast, or yogurt on work days. (Also, a pot of coffee.) But on the weekends I’ll usually indulge in something fried, like potatoes or scrambled eggs or tofu.

But my all-time favorite breakfast is leftover Chinese food :)

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SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Orange juice
Oatmeal with soymilk

The rest of my day is usually a health and dietary nightmare, but at least I get off to a good start.

Coloma's avatar

Funny you should ask. It is 11:40 am here and I have yet to eat.
Been drinking coffee and fluthering, running in and out with a wild storm that is flinging stuff all over the place. lol
I think I am going to make a couple of eggs with some leftover grilled veggies from a roast the other night. I also have apple blackberry pie. Oh my! :-D

Symbeline's avatar

In my case, it’s who’s for breakfast.

Not a fan of breakfast, I usually don’t eat much, I usually only drink a cup of coffee. I always have something quick eventually, like a muffin or a granola bar or something like that. This is for work days, where I’m always freakin late and never have time to do anything. Otherwise I love scrambled eggs with Tabasco sauce in them, plus bacon. I used to always feel sick in the morning if I ate like ten minutes after getting up, but I sort of broke myself out of that by forcing myself to eat something small, even if it’s like an hour after. Big breakfasts are better on weekends (or when I don’t have a job) so I can take my time with them. But yeah, nothing beats eggs and coffee, gangsta.

zenvelo's avatar

Breakfasts in the last seven days;

Monday: Wheatena with a banana and almond milk, no sugar.
Wednesday: Veggie Low carb burrito from the place by work
Saturday: Granola and Ezekiel Cereal, almond milk
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday ,Sunday: turkey bacon and a fried egg

And large amounts of coffee throughout.

jordym84's avatar

On weekdays, I almost always have the same thing for breakfast: almond honey bunches of oats with whole milk and grilled honey wheat bread with cheese (made on a panini press). Sometimes I’ll have an everything bagel with chive and onion cream cheese instead of the cheese sandwich. On the weekends, though, I like to go all out and make brunch with bacon, eggs (usually scrambled), chocolate chip pancakes made from scratch (not a fan of pancakes, but I usually like to make some on weekends), toast, orange juice, and fruits.

jonsblond's avatar

During the week it’s Wheaties or Cheerios. On Saturdays I like to have cinnamon rolls and Sundays I make eggs, bacon and french toast or pancakes.

marinelife's avatar

Oh, bookish1, I do love you! Leftover Chinese food. Yum!

I am eating low-carb so I am mostly having eggs. Like a one-egg spinach and cheese omelet.

I was just trying to think of some breakfast ideas that are high in protein, but not eggs.

bookish1's avatar

@marinelife : No better way to start off the day than with Kung Pao tofu!

I try to do low-carb for breakfast as well. Greek yogurt is a great option, under 30 grams of carbs (and far less than that if it’s plain or vanilla instead of fruit) and around 14 grams of protein, which is more than an egg. Tempeh is even lower carb and is cheap per serving considering that a quarter of a slab is 8–10 grams of protein. There’s always cheese and nut butters as well, and if you’re not veg, you could have sausage, broil/fry some leftover steak or chicken, or even have cold cuts.

YARNLADY's avatar

First breakfast: two sausage links, one egg microwaved in a glass custard bowl.

Two hours later, Second Breakfast: fruit with celery or spinach salad and a slice of multigrain toast with a thin layer of butter-like spread.

cookieman's avatar

During the week, I usually stop and get a sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich on a bagel with an ice coffee. I eat it in the car.

Weekends it’s usually cereal with banana. Usually Total or something similar.

Sunny2's avatar

My goto is a crunchy oat breakfast cereal with a sprinkling of dried blue berries and mini chocolate chip and milk.

flutherother's avatar

One glass of orange juice
One bowl of oatmeal and milk
One banana
One cup of tea
Repeat ad infinitum.

Coloma's avatar

You guys are far more breakfast regimented than I.
I just eat whatever strikes my fancy that is reasonably healthy, or not. haha

I just had 2 scrambled eggs with the leftover roasted carrots ,baby potatoes and onions. A couple slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese and a thinly sliced granny smith apple.Yummy!

bookish1's avatar

@Coloma : If you’re not going to have the pie, I can take that off your hands ;)

Coloma's avatar

@bookish1 Maybe Marwyn can fly you a slab in exchange for a nice loaf of bread and some dandelion greens. :-p

bookish1's avatar

@Coloma : I don’t know where I’d get dandelion greens around here, but how does he feel about collards?

dxs's avatar

I do not like what most people consider as “breakfast” foods because they just don’t seem like a meal to me. It seems wrong to make a meal out of cereal or bagels a granola bar or pie. I like having a protein as a main part of meals, so for breakfast I’ll usually have nuts, peanut butter, maybe a sandwich with deli meat, hamburger, etc. I’ll also have oatmeal or yogurt and most of the time a fruit to go along with it. I certainly don’t cook in the morning, so it is usually leftovers (I cook in bulk so that I don’t have to cook every night). Like today I had some chicken that I had grilled last night with mashed potatoes and garbanzo beans. I used to never eat breakfast, so even getting an appetite for breakfast is hard. I still am not usually hungry for breakfast so I eat when im out the door sometimes or just try to eat anyway.

Coloma's avatar

@bookish1 He’s totally green, any leafy green will do. Break out the romaine.:-p

livelaughlove21's avatar

On weekdays I eat a piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and a banana, usually with a glass of 1% milk. Fast, easy, and delicious.

On weekends I eat all day, so breakfast is rarely actually breakfast. But the weekends are the only time I’ll eat a big breakfast, and it’s usually out at IHOP or something. I actually prefer breakfast for dinner (eggs, bacon, and pancakes).

Mmm, Chinese food. I love cold fried rice and lo mein. Yes, cold. I also like cold pizza with milk, anytime of day! :)

bookish1's avatar

@livelaughlove21 : Breakfast for dinner is the best. I like waffles for dinner. And cold pizza is a food group all by itself!

DigitalBlue's avatar

My breakfast is usually yogurt.
Every now and then I have eggs and turkey bacon.
Often (though people may find it strange), I have a salad for breakfast.

I drink a pot of coffee every morning.

cookieman's avatar

@bookish1: Agreed. My father used to make pancakes for dinner once in a while. Mmmm.

Tonight, I actually had cereal for dinner. Post Pecan and Oats.

JLeslie's avatar

I generally prefer salty not sweet things in the morning.

Omellette
Ham and cheese sandwich
Cereal (Grape Nuts, Captain Crunch, Special K, Frosted Flakes, Raisin Bran, Wheat Chex)
Hot Cereal (Wheatina)
Leftovers from the night before (could be anything. Chicken and rice, Lasagna, Pizza, anything).
French toast or Croque Monsieur, but my croque is just basically french toast with melted ham and cheese in it.

I love English Muffin sandwich with bacon. But, I only have it on very rare occasion.

AshLeigh's avatar

I skip breakfast a lot.
But when I do eat breakfast I don’t have a lot of time, because I sleep until the last minute. It’s usually just a bowl of cereal, or a granola bar.
On weekends I sleep past breakfast, and just wait for lunch.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Typically I don’t eat breakfast but today I treated myself to a bacon bap and a cup of tea!

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