Start Your Day Right

A Mayo Clinic staff writer, Joey Keillor, just posted a conversation on starting your day the right way with a nutritious breakfast. Here is the link to that article, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/take-charge-healthy-aging/newsfeed-post/start-your-day-right/

So what is your ideal breakfast?

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I love oatmeal with fruit and nuts and seasoned with cinnamon, cardamon and a touch of nutmeg. A cup of coffee also, of course.

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@jodeej

I love oatmeal with fruit and nuts and seasoned with cinnamon, cardamon and a touch of nutmeg. A cup of coffee also, of course.

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Oatmeal with some add-ins is a favorite of mine as well, @jodeej. I also added a spoonful of peanut butter to add a bit more flavor and protein. Peanut butter and half of a sliced banana are my favorite add-ins.

Do any other members want to add their favorite breakfast?

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@hopeful33250

Oatmeal with some add-ins is a favorite of mine as well, @jodeej. I also added a spoonful of peanut butter to add a bit more flavor and protein. Peanut butter and half of a sliced banana are my favorite add-ins.

Do any other members want to add their favorite breakfast?

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In the summer, I like whole wheat toast with some jam or peanut butter, and a piece of fruit. In the winter my favorite is oatmeal with a sprinkle of cinnamon and fruit or nuts. I also enjoy an egg with a sprinkle of cheese and a piece of whole wheat toast.
I do try to start the day right – except for my lab days which is a local bakery treat day.

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@hopeful33250 I like the oatmeal today it was with strawberry,s but prefer banana or blueberries. I also love a (dippy egg) egg overeasy . We in Pa called them dippy egg the waitress knew what I wanted with toast to dip in egg guess that's where the name came from . Just toast with butter and coffee some days also

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Some more good breakfast ideas, @lioness and @rosemarya. (I like the dippy egg also, but I've never called it that. It must be a PA colloquialism).

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Has anyone tried overnight oats? https://wholefully.com/8-classic-overnight-oats-recipes-you-should-try/

My gastroenterologist recommended them. She was so enthusiastic about it being a great way to start and how yummy, how could I not try it? There's no going back now.

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@colleenyoung

Has anyone tried overnight oats? https://wholefully.com/8-classic-overnight-oats-recipes-you-should-try/

My gastroenterologist recommended them. She was so enthusiastic about it being a great way to start and how yummy, how could I not try it? There's no going back now.

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@colleenyoung I have tried this my D.I.L does the overnight oatmeal then she bakes it do you do this? Baked is really good . Extra crunch

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@hopeful33250

Some more good breakfast ideas, @lioness and @rosemarya. (I like the dippy egg also, but I've never called it that. It must be a PA colloquialism).

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@hopeful33250 I also do another Pa thing applesauce on potato pancakes . The waitress out here didn't know what I was talking about so got them separately

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@jodeej

I love oatmeal with fruit and nuts and seasoned with cinnamon, cardamon and a touch of nutmeg. A cup of coffee also, of course.

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I bought four short glass (mason-style) jars that I use for breakfast. Each jar gets a serving of dry oats, right out of the canister.

Then I put a little of this and that in each one – creating different flavor profiles, as they say, lol.

One may have a spoonful of peanut butter and chocolate chips,
another may have chopped dates and a bit of brown sugar,
another maple syrup and raisins,
sometimes shredded carrots and brown sugar for a carrot cake flavor.

I put them all in the refrigerator and have a week's worth of breakfasts (sometimes I skip breakfast or just have a little yogurt).

When it's time to eat, I pull out a jar, splash in some almond milk or a bit of Greek yogurt, grab a spoon, and usually head to my office room or back to studying.

I like it SO much better than cooked oatmeal. Unless they are steelcut, but those take sooooo long to make.

Anyway, that's my breakfast story, ha ha! 😀

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@hobbitinhopeland

That is an awesome idea. I love steel cut oatmeal also but I make enough for 3 or 4 days and alternate eating that every other day or so. My favorite add ins are golden raisers , walnuts and a little maple syrup and cinnamon. I love plain Greek yogurt with frozen organic dark cherries.
And I always have unsweetened almond milk in my fridge. You sound like me with a sweet tooth in the morning. Also a gluten free waffle with organic blueberries (no syrup) or my homemade gluten free muffins with whatever. I LOVE breakfast.

FL Mary

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@colleenyoung

Has anyone tried overnight oats? https://wholefully.com/8-classic-overnight-oats-recipes-you-should-try/

My gastroenterologist recommended them. She was so enthusiastic about it being a great way to start and how yummy, how could I not try it? There's no going back now.

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I eat oatmeal every day and recently began using steel cut oats soaked in water for 12 hours before cooking. The rest of my breakfast is 2 eggs whipped into the oatmeal and some available fruit. I am convinced the oatmeal contributes to good artery health and endolethial tissue maintenance. At 74, I have no heart problems which killed my forbears and cousins at much younger ages. Thanks to Mayo for running this forum.

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@dwlowrance

I eat oatmeal every day and recently began using steel cut oats soaked in water for 12 hours before cooking. The rest of my breakfast is 2 eggs whipped into the oatmeal and some available fruit. I am convinced the oatmeal contributes to good artery health and endolethial tissue maintenance. At 74, I have no heart problems which killed my forbears and cousins at much younger ages. Thanks to Mayo for running this forum.

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@dwlowrance Oatmeal is one of my "go-to"s for breakfast, also! I soak steel cut oats in an oat drink, and after heating the mixture up [during the winter] I will sometimes add available fruit or a spoonful of homemade jam.

Being the adventurous type, I often will have lunch for breakfast, then breakfast for lunch! Seems to start my day on a good note. Great to hear you have a healthy heart at 74!
Ginger

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