You know you should eat breakfast right? Your body hasn’t had food in 8 plus hours so you need to actually get out of bed and have something to eat that is nourishing. Coffee and a donut don’t really count. You should be eating good for you and good tasting food. Think whole grains and fruit and hearty proteins.
If I sound a bit like a mom right now I apologize. I am, in fact, a mom but even before having Little I was known as the mom in our circle of friends. I’m the one to cook and host and meddle in your life because I care. And I’m the one to tell you to eat breakfast.
The real problem is that most of the time breakfast that is good for you and good tasting takes time. I don’t mind fixing breakfast in the morning be it oatmeal, whole wheat french toast, blueberry pancakes, or scrambled eggs with tons of veggies. I love breakfast food.
Yes, right now I currently have the luxury of not having anywhere to be most mornings. I can make breakfast every morning if I want to. The reason I don’t is because the above mentioned meals tend to generate lots of dishes. Dishes I don’t really want to do. So we eat lots of toast with peanut butter and a side of fruit. Hey now, don’t judge.
But then there is muesli. Muesli is a Swiss breakfast dish based off of raw rolled oats, fruit, and nuts. My first introduction to muesli was a tiny hostel in Switzerland while my sister and I were traveling. Later that same year, while attending school in the Swiss countryside, it was a breakfast staple. The best part about this particular muesli recipe is that you mix it up the night before. As you get back in the kitchen after dinner whip this up and throw it in the fridge. Then just add the muesli dishes to your dinner dishes and you wont even notice the extra mess.
When you wake up in the morning and stumble around looking for your coffee just scoop it out in to a bowl and chow down on the deliciousness. Yum. Trust me on this one.
Good and good for you. And no morning mess.
Muesli (or Swiss oatmeal) (makes 3-4 servings)
loosely based on the version served at the Corner Bakery
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup yogurt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, etc)
2 T honey
1 granny smith apple diced
1 banana chopped
1/4 cup currants or raisins
2 T + milk
pinch of salt
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well. You are looking for a fairly loose mixture so if necessary add more milk and yogurt. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Eat cold.
If you aren’t a fan of mushy bananas you can leave them out and just cut them up and put them over your muesli in the morning. Add or subtract fruit, nuts, and dried fruit based on what you like, have on hand, or is in season. Any berry would be a delicious addition.