What do you eat for breakfast?

February 4, 2015

What I wish my breakfast consisted of each morning: Two scrambled eggs, sliced portobello mushrooms and cheddar cheese in a spinach wrap with half a grapefruit on the side and a cup of coffee with milk. Or a small fruit and granola parfait (preferably with more fruit than yogurt and just a sprinkle of granola), half a cinnamon raisin bagel–toasted, always–with cream cheese and a cup of coffee with milk.

What my breakfast actually consists of each morning: A cup of coffee with milk and a side of rush around the apartment, shower, dress, apply makeup, and scurry to the train (with another cup of coffee in a travel mug).

Although we’ve heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it can be tricky to whip together something that is both delicious and healthy when all you’re doing is trying to make a 10AM meeting in one piece. When I’m on my game, I hard boil eggs and keep them in the fridge and down one before heading out the door, but mostly, it’s coffee…and coffee. And hard boiled eggs can get repetitive fast. Dan and I were on a fruit smoothie kick for a few months, but unfortunately, we’ve slipped out of that routine now that our schedules are all over the place. I loved a cold fruit smoothie to start the day.

Anyway, I’d love some new ideas! What are your go-to breakfast recipes? These Muffin Tin Frittatas with Asparagus, Dill, and Goat Cheese Filling look tasty and something that would be easy to make the night before (I bet they’re not bad cold either).


(Illustration and words by Maira Kalman, as printed in the July 22, 2013 issue of the New Yorker. Found on A Lovely Being.)



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