march resolution

March 02, 2012 26 Comments

My March monthly resolution is going to be to find a breakfast that works for me. I admit I love lavish breakfasts as much as the next pinterest member. I eat croissants like they're going out of style. But sadly daily croissant consumption is not a sustainable plan. Not only are they overpriced and generally sold at tiny shops that demand cash only, but they are essentially devoid of any nutritional value (unless you consider butter to be a fruit/vegetable). So I've decided its time to reassess. What do you all eat for breakfast? Is greek yogurt really all its cracked up to be? This month I am dedicating myself to finding the holy grail of breakfast food that tastes good enough to look forward to waking up for but is also healthy enough to become a daily routine. I shall report back with my findings!

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Lisa
Lisa

July 25, 2014

This is a really good resolution! I started eating oatmeal this year and I love it…I have so much more energy and stay full way longer. I just microwave 1/3 cup of quaker oats with a little less than 1/2 cup of almond milk, and then stir in flax seed, some kind of fruit (usually dried cherries/blueberries), crushed walnuts, and maple syrup for sweetness :) Hope that’s helpful!

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

I love this illustration. This is my Saturday morning dream! I’m a big fan of oatmeal and vanilla greek yogurt. But I would have a chocolate croissant almost every day if I could! Or Bacon and eggs. Or a combo of all.

Meaghan
Meaghan

July 25, 2014

I love Greek yogurt, the caramel flavor by oikos is yummy! Fruit smoothies are always good for breakfast too. :)

Susan
Susan

July 25, 2014

Yum – breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I have Trader Joe’s Multi-grain waffles, center cut bacon, and different varieties of Cherrios (with coffee, of course) every day. Gives me lots of energy, holds me till lunch, and affordable. I guess I should figure out how to get some fruit in there.

Sarah
Sarah

July 25, 2014

I’m always in a rush in the mornings, so they night before I always mix together some plain yogurt with strawberries and blueberries in a little tupperware container and then in the morning I mix in some granola and voila! I love this drawing!

Sarah
Sarah

July 25, 2014

Oatmeal is a great source of fiber and lasts you basically until lunch. Add a little Splenda brown sugar or some fruit, and it’s a great daily breakfast. Love your illustrations!

lindsayvon
lindsayvon

July 25, 2014

My go to breakfast lately has been avocado toast. I mash up half or a quarter of an avocado (depending on the size) onto two slices of toast, usually rosemary olive oil or sourdough. On the weekends I’ll fry up bacon to put on it but usually I’ll slice up a tomato for the next layer and then top with an egg over easy. I suppose it’s more of an open faced heavily modified BLT, but it stays with me until lunch with the healthy fats, protein and carbs.

I like greek yogurt, I do find I need to add fruit to it to sweeten it up some.

Ellie
Ellie

July 25, 2014

I generally have a bowl of oatmeal with some honey – a little plain but I’m used to it after growing up on it. Another essential part of my breakfast is a smoothie. My family’s recipe consists of 3 cups orange juices, 1 cup yogurt, 1 carrot, 1 green apple quartered, 1 banana and about 8 frozen whole strawberries. It’s got a really great texture and lots of nutritional value.

Mary
Mary

July 25, 2014

Can you get those plain whole milk yogurts that come in glass bottles? Whole foods and farmer’s markets sell them. Mixed with a banana, or two pecan halves and a medjool date – so delicious. But at least once a week you need a croissant! And a scrambled egg!

Taylor
Taylor

July 25, 2014

I do a fried egg on toast w/ cream cheese and avocado. Sounds elaborate sort of, but takes 5 minutes. Delicious and healthly sort of?

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

a medjool date!? what is this?

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

really 5 minutes? you are wonder woman!

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

This sounds AMAZING, can i hire you as my chef?

Eng
Eng

July 25, 2014

I’ve been on steel cut oatmeal as a base and various nuts and fruit toppings. It can be sweet or savory. Mixed with yogurt or peanut butter. I keep trying new mixes. White chocolate and walnut was divine.

Juliette Gold
Juliette Gold

July 25, 2014

Ohh there’s nothing like breakfast love! You make me want to chatter on and on about my theory on “the art of breakfast” [I’ve even written a college admissions essay about it hahha].
My go-to breakfast in the colder months is cooked oatmeal with bio-yogurt, flax seeds and cinnamon, served with a grapefruit and green tea with lemon and mint. For summer, I go for uncooked oats with cold yogurt, almonds and a sliced peach. Oh, and iced green tea with lemon and mint. It feels like having dessert for breakfast – what can possibly top that? [:

YL
YL

July 25, 2014

sorry that I don’t have any breakfast advice- I just wanted to say that I am in love with the illustration’s shirt. I GOTTA HAVE IT!! Did you base your drawing on anything? If so, can you please tell me the name of the store? :)

Lindsayvon
Lindsayvon

July 25, 2014

Like Taylor said it usually takes 5 to 10 minutes, longer if you do bacon. If you get the eggs started then get the toast, avocado and tomato done while its cooking, I’m usually sitting down at the table in less then ten minutes. I get up a bit earlier then I’d probably like because sitting down for a yummy breakfast every day just makes my day a bit better.

Barbara Stover
Barbara Stover

July 25, 2014

I mix one fat free yogurt (peach, blueberry, mixed berry, etc.) with 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt. I then add 1/2 banana and about 10 walnut halves and ten raisins. Kashi makes good higher protein cereals.

Dana C Thomas
Dana C Thomas

July 25, 2014

Hehe. This post reminds me of the scene from Runaway Bride when she tries to determine which type of eggs are her favorite.

Nicole
Nicole

July 25, 2014

Lately I’ve been LOVING whole wheat waffles with nutella and bananas on top! Delicious and good for you! :)

cassie
cassie

July 25, 2014

ins! i love a good croissant too, but alas my waistline only allows for the occasional indulgence. my two favorite work week breakfasts both center around greek yogurt – 1: fage 2% with honey, combine with strawberries and blueberries, 2. overnight oats: 1/4 cup ea of oats, yogurt, and almond (or whatever) milk, combine, add in whatever you want (i like berries, honey, chia seeds and peanut butter), stick in fridge and the next morning you have a grab and go breakfast of pure deliciousness. i wish i had more time for glam breakfasts but i’m usually sprinting out the door to make it to my desk before first period, so convenience wins out…MISS you! xoxo

Nicole
Nicole

July 25, 2014

This was one of my resolutions, too! I now eat a large egg, a piece of multi-grain toast with some butter (some things are too good to give up), a couple of cups of coffee and a small glass of orange juice about an hour before I leave to walk to work. Carries me through until lunch everyday, and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my morning energy levels.

Inslee
Inslee

July 25, 2014

Meg!! So good to hear from you, thanks for venturing onto the site and commenting! I am off to research kefir and yes lets try to connect some time this spring!

Meggie
Meggie

July 25, 2014

kefir. (But it is the natural next step after falling in love with greek yogurt). Anyways…I hope you are doing well and we all need to get together next time you have some time on a visit home.

Meggie
Meggie

July 25, 2014

Inslee! This is the first time I have ventured on to your site. I don’t normally do this but I have to comment. This topic of breakfast really speaks to me and I felt the need to share. As Catherine’s sister I am sure you know my views on food and for me breakfast is the best! But like you I am in need of a heathy, sustainable start to my day. My new addiction is plain Kefir and Main Street Bakery Berry Granola. It might take baby steps to get used to the…

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