Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What I Ate Wednesday - let's talk breakfast!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? So why do we pay it the least attention? Well, maybe you don't. But I do. Besides on the weekends, I don't really want to put a lot of time into preparing breakfast. It has to be quick and tasty.

Inspired by my children, I had a bagel topped with peanut butter and banana for breakfast today. The banana slices are certainly healthier than the jam I usually choose to sweeten up my peanut butter.

It must have inspired a new interest in bananas, because I grabbed this one and ate it a little later in the morning.

For a few mornings this week I ate slices (and slices!) of this gluten-free vegan pumpkin bread with pecans. Recipe here.

Here is the pumpkin loaf prior to baking. I think it's such a lovely colour for fall.

My Monday meals began with a breakfast of not one but two Heavenly Hemp Banana Muffins with chocolate chips (recipe to come soon).

I bought a giant bag of broccoli florets at Costco and it needed using up. So I steamed a bunch of broccoli with garlic, olive oil and salt for lunch. I also had spaghetti with leftover homemade tomato sauce.

It certainly wasn't a day of variety! I had more broccoli for dinner AND more spaghetti. This time, I baked vegetarian cutlets topped with tomato sauce and Daiya vegan mozzarella and cheddar shreds. I threw that on top of the spaghetti. It's not pretty, I know. It doesn't help that it's completely dark here by 6:00 now so it's hard to take a decent picture.

What have you been eating for breakfast lately?

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  1. When I saw the bagel photo I wondered if you'd run out of jam!

  2. Here's a banana snack for your kids. Slice a banana in large chunks, spread peanut butter on one cut end, dip that end in crushed cereal. Easy & tasty and it even cures a sweet tooth ;) Wendy

  3. Everything looks so appetizing - you are really branching out, no jam????

  4. I've been getting tired of oatmeal or eggs for breakfast, I think it's time to make muffins or something. Yours sound delicious!

  5. Combo of hemp and banana in the muffins sounds amazing! I'm a hemp seed nut!

  6. I love bagels for breakfast. I have a bagel thin and some cream cheese on top. 200 calories of pure greatness. :)

  7. I have been on a major banana kick lately-- no idea why. Dying to know the Heavenly Hemp recipe!!!!

  8. Mmmmhh! That looks soo soo yummie!!!!