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Breakfast [Sep. 27th, 2006|09:46 pm]
Beemer
Inquiring minds want to know:

What's a part of your healthy, nutritious breakfast with 8 vitamins and iron?


Poll #831817 Breakfast poll

Which of the follow most closely resembles your typical breakfast?

A bowl of breakfast cereal
10(26.3%)
Bowl of oatmeal, porridge, farina, or other warm and glutinous substance
0(0.0%)
Bagel with cream cheese (lox, capers, onions...)
3(7.9%)
Eggs (with bacon and toast, or omelet filling, or whatever)
2(5.3%)
Double Sassidge Griddle McCroissanwich w/ Cheese
1(2.6%)
Glazed donut, jelly donut, bavarian creme-filled donut, apple fritter, bear claw, or box of 1 dozen starving crazed weasels
1(2.6%)
Grapefruit, bananas, berries, or other fruit and/or yogurt and/or granola
0(0.0%)
Just a coffee, coke, or other caffeinated beverage
2(5.3%)
Cold pizza or other leftovers
0(0.0%)
Muffin or coffee cake
2(5.3%)
Hot pocket, burrito, or something else microwaveable from the freezer
1(2.6%)
Pancake, waffles, french toast, or crêpes suzette
1(2.6%)
Nothing
3(7.9%)
There is no "typical", I eat something different every single morning!
3(7.9%)
Other (?!)
9(23.7%)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-09-28 04:00 am (UTC)
I almost always eat eggs for breakfast these days. I often have toast, but frequently I'll make a bowl of ramen (the interesting stuff from the asian market, not Top Ramen, ew!) and put the eggs on top of that.

Kitsune udon + fried egg = super yum!
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From: hapaxeslegomena
2006-09-28 04:17 am (UTC)
You eat fox for breakfast?
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From: hapaxeslegomena
2006-09-28 04:16 am (UTC)
Not sure how to classify this, but I usually pick one from each of the following groups:
  • Burrito, wrap, omelette, quiche, or stuffed focaccia
  • Banana, pear or white nectarine
  • Carrot juice or mint maté


Except on Fridays, when it’s a muffin, donut, and stomach ache.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-09-28 04:19 am (UTC)
Hmm... tricky! I'm not sure how I'd classify that one either.
Stomach ache is not a healthy part of a complete breakfast.
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[User Picture]From: backrubbear
2006-09-28 04:50 am (UTC)
Peanut butter jelly time!
(with coffee)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-09-28 04:52 am (UTC)
Dangit! I was gonna list "sammich" as an option, but I ran out of room...
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[User Picture]From: bryree
2006-09-28 05:06 am (UTC)
Pop tarts and diet soda. Yum!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-09-28 03:14 pm (UTC)
Eek.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2006-09-28 06:02 am (UTC)
When I actually eat breakfast, it's often plain yogurt w/ honey and wheat germ.

People never believe that this is like comfort food for me.

I also like hot cereal. The big hearty breakfasts I love, but cannot be convinced to cook for myself.

Breakfast burritos rock!
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[User Picture]From: ciddyguy
2006-09-28 06:03 am (UTC)
If only you'd gone for the check marks instead of the radio button as I'd have choosen 3 choices from your list. Cereal (with toast) and coffee, eggs, bacon and toast on occasion and Mom used to do this most mornings when I grew up so it's one of my favorites and then I'd have choosen pancakes, waffles and french toast - along with 2 eggs, bacon and sometimes sausages on rare occasions.

Then there always oatmeal and cream of wheet on cold mornings. :-)

And when I have it, orange juice to quenche one's thirts.
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[User Picture]From: earthling177
2006-09-28 09:10 am (UTC)
When I have breakfast (as opposed to wake up late and have lunch) it's often closer to what other countries call breakfast: coffee+milk, bread (sometimes toast) with something (cream cheese, butter, cold cuts) and sometimes fruit(s). More often than not I have a coke instead of coffee.

When I go out with folks for breakfast, I prefer the steak+eggs+home fries+bacon version of it to the "OMG everything is sweet 'waffles/pancakes + syrup + jelly'!, with maybe some butter and fruits" breakfast that many people get, because they skip the bacon and eggs which, y'see, are "unhealthy" -- of course a load of sugar with no protein is always healthy, we need a spike of sugar followed by a spike of insulin first thing in the morning... :-P

I guess what we think is good/healthy depends heavily on what we are used to and/or grew up with. Years and years ago, Rachel's mom was visiting us and a bunch of us were having an afternoon snack. She was buttering her slice of bread. I was putting dollops of mayonnaise on crackers when she went "yeeew!, that is *pure* fat!", to which I responded "no, actually, it's eggs, lemon, salt and oil, *but* your butter is pure fat" and she contorted her face, then agreed to the sentiment that being used to stuff is what makes us think it's normal and ate her snack.

I was just wondering this evening what is it about pancakes for breakfast... to me, making pancakes seem to be more work during a time in the day when you already want to be efficient so as to leave on time for other places. I guess a few hundred years ago it was probably seen as simple. You fry some bacon to get some grease to make eggs and pancakes, because y'know, eggs are simple to fry and pancakes are simpler/faster than making bread. I guess in places where you made bread once a week, breakfast became more of a "drink something and eat your bread with butter and shut up, I have stuff to do all day long today!" thing for the wives.

I often find that what people here call breakfast is rather heavy. In many other countries, breakfast is the lightest meal of the day, just to start you up; then lunch is the heaviest meal of the day in countries that are used to a siesta, or lunch and dinner are equivalent. More often than not, where I grew up, lunch is substantial but mostly leftovers from the previous dinner and dinner is the most elaborate meal of the day because most people have more time to cook dinner.

One of the first things I learned when I got here was to ask "what time?" when people would invite me for lunch or dinner, because some people think "dinner" is at noon, dontcha know?, they have supper at 6pm... :-) It took me years to find out why, apparently brazilians name their meals for the time it happens, while some people here name their meals by how heavy they are supposed to be and dinner is the heavy meal of the day -- or so I was told. Fascinating.
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[User Picture]From: nehrlich
2006-09-28 12:18 pm (UTC)
A glass or two of orange juice when I wake up and while surfing the web, then two bowls of cereal. I am totally a creature of routine. Pancakes are common on the weekend.
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[User Picture]From: derbiser
2006-09-28 12:54 pm (UTC)

vob

I eat a turkey sammich on wheat bread. Sometimes with provolone. And occasionally, I'll buy some other kind of deli meat so that I don't completely burn out on turkey sammiches.

And coffee. Working+grad student+mom = caffeine neccesity
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-09-28 03:15 pm (UTC)

Re: vob

Sammiches are pretty high on my list of breakfast foods when I'm not making eggs.

Um. Vob? All I can think of is "voice of breakfast"...
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[User Picture]From: quirkstreet
2006-09-28 01:14 pm (UTC)
I know it's a good idea to eat a largish breakfast, but most weekdays my tummy doesn't wake up fast enough to do it, and I'm allergic to cooking in the early morning. So I grab coffee and a muffin on the way to work. Now that I'm trying to lose a bit of weight, the coffee is with Splenda, and I eat *half* the muffin early in the morning, half later in the morning.

Weekends, if we go out to eat, I almost always order the exact same thing: two scrambled eggs, home fries, toast (usually wheat) and bacon. If I am too lazy to go out, and if I've been too lazy to lay in supplies for myself and nobody else is cooking, it could be anything. Leftover pizza? Doritos? Just coffee until I start going into low-blood-sugar shock? Whatever.

Yes I'm working on doing better. :)
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[User Picture]From: lvlndlthr
2006-09-28 02:01 pm (UTC)
Where is the whole wheat toast with a bit of honey?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-09-28 03:16 pm (UTC)
Next to sammiches, which I didn't have room for! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: boat_of_car
2006-09-28 02:12 pm (UTC)

yummm

Some good ideas here- and I must be doing something right...

-coffee
-OJ
And sometimes egg(s), occasinally in a (homemade, but not by me) tortilla...
sometimes (more often) cottage cheese
usually fresh fruit- in the summer, any two of whatever's local and in season: peaches, pears, cantalope etc. sliced in a bowl
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[User Picture]From: lovecarnievan
2006-09-28 02:19 pm (UTC)
Whole wheat toast, coffee. Fast, caffeine.
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[User Picture]From: drdeleto
2006-09-28 02:24 pm (UTC)
We typically go through 6-8 waffles every morning in my house, and I'm often eating two of them, usually with butter and syrup.

If I had more time--and some days I do--I'd make fried eggs and toast. (Bacon, too, would be ideal, but that's a weekend thing.)

In college for at least a year I had fried eggs every single morning.
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[User Picture]From: navrins
2006-09-28 02:32 pm (UTC)
I'm still trying to figure out a breakfast that is compatible both with my new wimpy stomach and with what I'm capable of doing before breakfast.

Used to be breakfast cereal every day, but my stomach no longer likes the cereals the rest of me does. French toast or pancakes are fine, but I can't usually cook before breakfast, and it's expensive eating out every morning.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-09-28 03:18 pm (UTC)
Toaster waffles?

You could do something like eat breakfast, and then make tomorrow's breakfast and stick it in the fridge to nuke the next morning, but that requires a lot more organization/planning than *I* can manage.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-09-28 04:00 pm (UTC)
I forgot that some people have *just* toast, because if I do that, my head imlodes from low blood sugar around 10:30 in the morning.
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[User Picture]From: snowninja7
2006-09-28 03:58 pm (UTC)
Since I'm not a morning person, Uboat makes egg white frittatas on workday mornings. They're tasty, require <5 minutes of work spread on either side of a shower, and can use up a scoop or two of leftovers if you like. Good stuff.

If that's not on for some reason, I either eat some leftovers, fruit, or drink some yuppified version of V8 juice. If it's cold then some decaf green tea with fruity flavors.

We're completely off the simple starches, especially in the morning, and are trying to avoid fat/cholesterol laden foods (thus the egg whites).
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-09-28 04:06 pm (UTC)
I'm mostly off simple starches. The noodles are an exception, and when I eat bread, I've started getting the complicated hippie stuff with chunks of bark and whole twigs in it.

Mornings work a lot better now that I've discovered I need protein at breakfast...
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