Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The most important meal of the day...

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day: its my favourite. Other meals I can take or leave – I’m happy to snack throughout the day on bits and pieces. A good, healthy and satisfying breakfast however is at the top of the list of priorities in my day. A few weeks back we were up in LA – I was very excited to go to a bakery café for breakfast. The Vienna Café. It has become a fast favourite of mine. The eggs benedict are to die for. Complimentary red velvet cupcakes and a basket of hot, freshly baked bread and rolls.. yes please!

I was reading Real Simple magazine – an article on healthy snacks. I’ll be the first to admit that I indulge in way too many snacks with preservatives. 100 calorie snack packs, otter pops, candy. All the good but bad stuff. So, I made it my goal to eat healthier, more sustaining snacks. Today I had Fage greek yoghurt with a dollop of honey and plain oats. What an amazing breakfast. So healthy and extremely filling - very delicious. Usually I will eat yoghurt and cheerios for breakfast. Or toast with jam and a piece of fruit with yoghurt. I’m totally sold on Fage greek yoghurt. Its wonderfully creamy. My friend Anna has talked about the greek yoghurt in Greece. Anna is in Greece right now. She says there is nothing like the yoghurt there. Mmm. I’d love to try it someday. My other snack for the day is a chopped up apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter to go with it. For lunch I’m planning on a boiled egg and salad. Its my preservative-free eating day. I’m wondering if I will feel fuller on “real” food? Usually I eat a mix of quick foods and natural foods. I love to shop at organic stores and Trader Joes/Henry’s/Whole Foods. Unfortunately the convenience factor of a quick packet of chips gets in the way of my healthy eating.

What is your favourite meal of the day?


Anonymous said...

Try Hugo's on Santa Monica in W. Hollywood; they serve the most amazing pumpkin spice pancakes. Also Kate Mantilini's in Beverley Hills has lovely strawberry pancakes ;-)

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. A while back, I used to eat breakfast for dinner every Friday night...Hope you enjoyed LA..they have great food in some cool places if you dont mind the wait!

Technodoll said...

Looove breakfast - yours sound delish! mmm eggs benedict mmm :)

I'm a fan of peanut butter toast and OJ in the morning... cold cereal on hot summer days.

Oh and coffee, must have the coffee.

enc said...

I don't eat breakfast, or "meals" per se. I graze throughout the day. I do love all those baked goods you mention, but I never feel good when I eat them, so I skip them.

When I was eating breakfast, pancakes, french toast, and waffles were always my favorite. mmmmmmm

(You're still in my blogroll, Tea Lady. You never left!)

Frank said...

I've always been a lunch person, mostly because I usually don't have much for breakfast besides coffee.

I do love me some eggs benedict, though.

Miss Crusoe said...

Gotta say breakfast rocks my proverbial, as I have done for almost a week now, I have made my mum and housemates proud and enjoyed rolled oats made on soy milk with honey...

on a more exotic note my top 5 breakfasts are as follows:

o banana bread with marscapone
o museli with yoghart and honey
o pancakes with maples syrup, ricotta cheese and strawberries
o crumpets with butter
o turkish fruit toast from plunge