I know some people who eat the exact same thing for breakfast EVERY SINGLE DAY. Blows my mind. I just can’t do it. I’m pretty sure I’d just stop eating entirely if I only had one option for breakfast. After all, it’s my favorite meal of the day.
I try to eat pretty healthy breakfasts during the week. I usually have at least a few minutes to myself in the morning, before the day erupts into chaos, so I use that precious time to sit and enjoy a nutritious breakfast. Here’s a pretty typical week for me.
Monday – Green Smoothie
Tuesday – Oatmeal with Sahale Pecan Cashew Nut Crisp (with cherries and cinnamon apples)
Wednesday – Sweet Potato Hash
My Wednesday mornings are a little more leisurely, so I have time to actually cook myself a proper breakfast. It’s often some version of a sweet potato hash, depending on what I have on hand. I’ve posted the recipe on my favorite version, the Southwestern Sweet Potato Hash, here.
Thursday – Vermont Parfait
One of my favorite meals from our last trip to Vermont was actually the simplest. I envy those of you who live in Vermont and are able to frequent The Skinny Pancake as often as you like. Usually I skim right over the “Parfait” option when I come across it on a restaurant menu, but something about the description on The Skinny Pancake menu gave me pause. Maybe it was because pretty much every single ingredient in the parfait was made in Vermont – from the fruit, to the house-made granola, to the plain whole milk organic yogurt. Anyway, I had to try it. It’s hearty and comforting and that’s why my improvised version has become a regular in my breakfast rotation.
I use my granola recipe, which I’m continuously tweaking. Key, IMHO, is using plain full-fat greek yogurt and a drizzle of local honey (even if your local isn’t Vermont).