I know my family consumes more sugar than that! And I thought we were pretty conservative with the sugar around here. The authors were vague about what exactly was counted as sugar (fruit? honey? just white cane sugar?), but I suddenly began to notice all the sweets I was eating.
Now, I do try very hard not to be alarmist and jump on bandwagons. What I realized is that we eat a lot of sweet breakfasts here, when in fact my husband and I are more fond of savory breakfasts anyway.
1. creamed (veg) or dried beef on toast or biscuits
2. bagels + cheese
4. potatoes, eggs, toast
5. cornmeal mush, fried or not, with vegs and cheese
6. savory oatmeal
7. tortillas, beans, cheese
8. macaroni and cheese, tomatoes
9. cheese grits
10. miso soup
But here is a breakfast I made on the fly one morning, which involved only a smidge of smoked cheddar. I sauteed a bunch of mushrooms and a little onion. I made a white sauce on top of them, making sure the roux (flour and butter) was well browned for flavor. I added a little thyme, freshly ground pepper, and smoked cheddar for flavor too.
We ate these creamed mushrooms over sourdough toast. We did have orange juice on the side, a rare treat, as I consider juice in the same category as soda, nutrition and calorie-wise.
|Ben was happy to clean the pot of its remaining few tablespoons.|
Any other savory breakfast ideas? (As I go off to make our traditional Saturday morning sweet breakfast!)