Sometimes, while falling asleep in bed, I think about what I’m going to make for breakfast in the morning. I really look forward to the first meal of the day. Even if I sleep in or have an exceptionally busy morning, I always find the time to eat. After all, it’s the most important meal of the day.
Before moving to Korea, I usually ate toast, oatmeal or cereal for breakfast, indulging in pancakes every weekend. The traditional North American breakfast was always centered around these foods. After I moved to Korea, it was harder to find nutritious cereal and good quality bread, so I just started to eat leftovers for dinner. It took a while to get my palate used to savory food in the morning, but now I love it. I like to alternate between a variety of different foods in the morning.
In the winter, I love the soothing, comforting feeling of hot soup in the morning. It’s a pretty quick breakfast if you make a large pot before hand and heat it up in the morning. Sometimes, when I’m feeling particularly energetic, I do make a fresh pot. Soup is just so nourishing and it is my favourite food.
If I don’t feel hungry I still eat a small breakfast, packing a snack to take with me for later. This is when a smoothie or fresh juice come into action. These options are also really portable, so I just pour it into a container and sip throughout the morning.
The same goes with fruit. I absolutely adore fresh fruit, but it doesn’t keep me full until lunch time. I like to pair fresh fruit with some raw nuts. In fact, I usually keep some at my desk in case of hunger emergencies.
I feel hungriest in the morning so breakfast is often my biggest meal of the day. Sometimes I have second breakfast – soup or leftovers at home and then a smoothie for a mid-morning meal.
In case you are wondering, yes, I do take pictures of almost everything I eat. I just really enjoy food and seeing how pretty the colours look. I’m hoping to upload a lot of them to Instagram, so check out the link to see more.
What’s your favourite meal to start the day?