So all this week, I’ve been trying out some of your breakfast suggestions. I wish I could say I’m applying some level of scientific rigor to the process of determining what will keep me full between the hours of 7:30am and noon, but really, I’m just eating whatever sounds appealing from your suggestions, drinking my coffee, and then trying not to snack. So far I have tried:
- Multigrain Cheerios with blueberries that we picked and froze in the fall. The prescribed serving size for Cheerios is one cup at 110 calories – not enough, so I had 1.5 cups with milk and the berries, and felt full until late morning.
- Peanut butter toast and strawberry yogurt. Too many calories for not enough full.
- Steel-cut oats, soaked overnight, with dried cranberries and brown sugar. It’s been brought to my attention that perhaps I don’t know what steel-cut oats are supposed to be like when cooked – my friend Erin followed my preparation method and said her oats were gross and uncooked. I think next week I’m going to have to try a longer preparation so that I can see what I’ve been missing.
Stay tuned for more breakfast updates – and I gotta say, I’m jealous of how well many of you eat in the mornings.