Breakfast is my most problematic meal in term of healthy eating. The cereals I've tried (such as shredded wheat, for heaven's sake!) make my BGs whacko. I breakfasted on yogurt mixed with fruit and nuts for more than six months, and I just can't get excited about doing that any more. I won't make time in the morning to make a good oatmeal.
And then there are the traditional favorites. Bacon. Eggs. Sausage. Biscuits. Gravy. Pancakes. All of these are (or can be) delicious, and all of them are for me somewhere on the spectrum from suboptimal to disastrous as dietary choces. Yet, these are the foods that have been most of my weekday breakfasts for sometime. When I don't know what to do, I tend to opt for easy and tasty.
Recently, though, I'm wondering: does breakfast have to be breakfast?
In order to work for me, weekday breakfasts need to be fast, they need to be reasonably tasty, and they need to get me to lunch without an uncomfortable level of hunger. In the cold weather months, I'm happier when they're hot.
But, just maybe, they DON'T have to be breakfast foods.
I'm still thinking about options, but I am prepared to say that my breakfast this morning was a salami sandwich.
And it was yummy.