On days that I skip breakfast, my eating schedule gets out of whack and my whole day feels wrecked. To combat that, I’ve come up with a plan.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been eating the same thing for breakfast almost every morning and I haven’t gotten sick of it yet. You might want to give it a go yourself.
It’s a breakfast bowl made up of plain yogurt, a sweetener, granola, and fruit. These 4 items can be customized in a variety of ways so the meal doesn’t feel monotonous. Best of all, I look forward to eating breakfast and it’s not a pain to put together so I don’t end up skipping it.
Plain yogurt (I use Kroger brand that I purchase from Ralphs.)
Granola (see recipe below)
Sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup
Fresh fruit, like strawberries, mandarin oranges, bananas, kiwis (options abound!)
Dash of cinnamon (optional)
Dash of nutmeg (optional)
Granola with Semi Sweet Chocolate
Adapted from the Huckleberry Cookbook by Zoe Nathan
4 cups rolled oats, not quick cooking
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup toasted walnuts
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, toss together the rolled oats, melted butter, honey, and salt.
- Spread the mixture on a sheet pan and bake until golden, about 25 minutes. Add the nuts and bake 5 minutes longer. Allow to cook.
I made the granola about two weeks ago and stored it in an airtight plastic container. It’s great with yogurt, of course, but I also like to just eat a handful at a time if I want a light snack.