Breakfast Experiments

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is a good thing for me because I LOVE it! I must confess that I could eat a bagel and cream cheese every day for the rest of my life and not tire of them, but pregnancy has made me reevaluate how I start my day. While bagels aren't bad for you, there are certainly better options out there. Options that give you a better "bang for your calories", if you will.

Like, for example, my friend, OATMEAL :)
My favorite oatmeal is McCann's Irish Oatmeal (quick cooking).
No other brands really compare to its taste and texture, though I recently found Country Choice Organic Oats (quick cooking) on sale at Whole Foods and have been really happy with them too.

I've been getting pretty creative about what I put in my oatmeal... because who wants to eat boring, bland oatmeal? Not me. So, here's a list of random ingredients that I've tried adding.. not all together, of course.

Bananas (sliced)
Apples (diced)

Additional Toppings
Sliced Almonds
Dried Fruit

Something Sweet
Brown Sugar
Agave Nectar

1% Milk
Vanilla Soy Milk

This morning my combination included bananas, blueberries, coconut, a little agave nectar, & milk. Delicious ... and the coconut was a nice, unexpected touch. Another favorite is brown sugar and apples with milk. If you use the vanilla soy milk, you probably won't need to add any more sugar since the milk is sweetened and the fruit adds some sweetness too.

Let me know if you have any other combinations that you enjoy! The possibilities are endless.


  1. My favoirte combos:

    Bananas, cinnamon, sugar, sliced almonds and vanilla soy milk.

    Pineapple (crushed or chunk), pineapple juice, bananas, strawberries and sugar.

    P.S. If you don't use "real" sugar, Truvia is a great substitute. Honey is also good as a sweetner, but not with the pinapple combo.

  2. How much oatmeal do you use? :)