Well, it’s official. I’m in a cereal rut.
Every time I go to the grocery store, I tell myself I’m going to try a different kind of cereal. And then… there’s a billion kinds of cereal and I don’t feel like looking through them to see what’s not massively sugary and gross… so I just buy my favorites.
Oh, Kashi. How I love thee. My favorite bowl is about two parts Heart to Heart to one part Honey Sunshine. Topped with a sliced banana and berries.
Clearly I’ve gotten this down to a science.
Breakfast is the one meal where I can eat the exact same thing day in and day out. When I was living in Prague last year, their cereals were all really sugary and processed (plus, I couldn’t read any of the labels to find out what wasn’t), so I decided Banana Oatmeal was the way to go.
I literally had the same bowl of oatmeal, every single day, for almost the entire 9 months I was in Prague. Sometimes on the stovetop, sometimes in the microwave, but always:
- Sliced Banana
- Frozen blueberries, added in half way
- Yogurt and ground flaxseed, added in just before eating
I began to really look forward to my morning bowl of oats, although I found it didn’t really hold me over as well as my cereal creations. But it was comforting to have a bowl of something hot before heading out in the cold, gray weather.
But the second I came home — back to cereal it was.
I’ve tried to break free, and even had a few brief flings with almond butter breakfast bars, pancakes, scrambled egg muffins, green smoothies, and omelet(tes), but I always come crawling back to cereal.
I need your help. What’s your favorite kind of cereal? If I’m going to be obsessed, at least I can try some different kinds. And if you don’t like cereal — what’s your favorite breakfast? Are you in a breakfast rut? I need some new ideas! :)
I have a busy day ahead — heading out shortly for a run (it’s beautiful out!) and then off to school from about 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Whew! First I have a lab/working session for Bio Statistics, and then from 3 to 8 is the first day of lecture and lab for my Food Science and Preparation course. I’m excited! We get to wear aprons during lab instead of lab coats :)
Have a great Monday!