It may surprise you to know that breakfast is my least favorite meal of the day. I love a good muffin or pastry, but realistically I can’t eat that every day. So finding a healthy breakfast each morning frustrates me sometimes. I tend to find one thing I like, and then do that every day until I can’t stand it anymore. This blog has forced me to actually branch out and try different things. Now if only I had a blender, I would try more smoothies!
To complicate the breakfast problem, I don’t really like eggs. I can handle scrambled eggs, but that is it! Years ago I went on the Atkins diet for 2 weeks; that was torture. Eggs for breakfast was difficult. I worked out of the house at the time too, so I had my breakfast in the hospital cafeteria. Cafeteria eggs are even worse! Lately though, I can do scrambled eggs with ham. And now, avocado!!
I have mentioned many times before I could live on avocados, and put them with everything. Well here is proof. I put them with eggs. They were amazing! The buttery avocado blends with the creamy eggs, and I really liked it. Topped with a few fresh chives, and it is even better! So not only does it taste amazing, but it is full of healthy fat, and protein to get your day off right.
I think the blog is back up and working again! A HUGE sigh of relief. I updated my theme about 10 times the other day trying to fix the problem. Sorry to anyone who was actually trying to read my posts at the time.
I owe huge thank you to Kita over at Pass the Sushi for walking me through a few things, and helping me out. Please go tell her Hi from me! She does make Ah-mazing food, and has gorgeous photography, so beware you might get side tracked while you are there. You may remember she helped me out one other time, when I was moving she made this great Rosemary Bread for you! I wish we didn’t live 2000 miles apart, I owe her a drink at the very least!
Also, I owe a huge thank you to my husband. He is a computer engineer by trade, so he knows his way around the computer. But he has never touched a blog or wordpress before. He stepped in and really made things work again. Thanks!
So now that I am back to normal I have some food to share with you! This is my new favorite breakfast. I know, strange if you read my other posts about Cookie Dough Oatmeal and Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal. But, I really think I turned a corner with oatmeal. It all started with realizing I like the texture of baked oatmeal a million times better. So I played with some flavors, and came up with a Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal! How fun is that?! It may not look the prettiest (my husband says it looks gross, and can’t believe I eat it). But seriously, give it a try!
Steph taught me a little secret about baked oatmeal. You don’t really have to bake it! Just put it in the microwave for 2 minutes, and you get the same thing. Baked Oatmeal, ready in about 5 minutes, seems like a perfect morning to me! I like my oatmeal on the sweet side, but if you don’t, just omit the sugar. The jelly does a pretty good job of sweetening it on its own.
Nutritional Info: Serves 1 Calories: 395, Fat: 20 grams, Protein: 12 grams
So last week I showed you my version of Cookie Dough Baked Oatmeal. I tried Oatmeal again, but this time I tried a chocolate version. I was a little more impatient this time, I didn’t want to wait for it to bake, so I followed the directions on the back of the container for a quicker stove top version. Seriously, if you like oatmeal, and peanut butter and chocolate together, you will love this. Being that I am not a fan of oatmeal in general, I need to keep trying. It was good, and I ate the whole thing, just not something I would go back to each day. But you have to remember, before last week I had never made my way through an entire bowl of oatmeal before! So I am making progress
What do you guys eat for breakfast? I am picky, so eating a well balanced healthy breakfast is tough. I don’t like eggs, so omlets and egg bakes are out. Any other good ideas? I usually resort to an English Muffin with peanut butter or Nutella. Sometimes I switch it up with Cheerios or just peanut butter toast, but I need some new ideas!