I’ve decided to move away from breakfast cereal, inspired by a growing sense that I don’t actually know what it is, most of the time. I mean, sometimes I buy fancy cereals where you can actually see the oats and raisins and whatnot, but all too often I run out and end up dashing across the street to the cornerstore and grabbing something like Oatmeal Crisp with Almonds, and honestly, delicious as it may be, it’s somewhat unclear what it is, although it’s probably at least partly oats and almonds. But it’s processed, and sweet, and reading the first section of Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma finally pushed me to examine my food habits more closely. Cereal is one of the processed foods I eat most often and in greatest quantity, and I’ve done so since I was young, but it makes me wonder…. what else is there?
I suspect I will go towards Turkish breakfast – hardboiled eggs, fruit/veggies, yoghurt, olives, bread, honey – since it’s the other breakfast plan that I’ve actually lived on for any period of time. Some friends eat steel-cut oatmeal that they cook overnight in a slow-cooker. Another eats bread with (organic, natural) peanut butter and fruit. What do you eat?
Changing one’s 6:30 am first meal of the day lifelong habit isn’t going to be easy. Await further reports from the breakfast front….