In the month I’ve been eating gluten-free, breakfasts have been pretty easy. One reason? I’m boring and like to eat the same thing every day. I have eaten cereal my entire life (I’m somewhat of a cereal fanatic, if you haven’t seen this video yet). Replacing my super high-fiber cereal with GF cereal has not been effective, though. Eating a bowl of Chex in the morning is like eating air. I’m starving 10 minutes later; it’s just not cutting it. So I’ve had to experiment a little with what keeps me full but still doesn’t take long. I’ve organized my findings into three time frames:
For mornings where there’s really no time, I either eat a bowl of Corn Chex with raisins/strawberries/blueberries. There are several brands of GF cereal, like EnviroKids that I’ve seen at Trader Joe’s, and while the Peanut Butter Puffs are delicious, I can’t have them in the house because of my son’s peanut allergy. I haven’t splurged yet on the GF type of O’s cereal*, but I could buy them with the Amazon GCs I earn from Swagbucks. It’s hard to swallow $3/box when I used to spend .25-.50/box!
My other quickie breakfast (and sometimes morning snack if I’m too hungry after cereal) is a cup of Greek Yogurt with flax seed and strawberries/blueberries.
When I have a little more time in the mornings, I microwave a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins, then let it cool while I prep the kids’ breakfasts. I used some Swagbucks to order certified-GF oatmeal* from Amazon.
For home mornings, I can take a little more time and splurge a bit. I saute some chopped green pepper and mushrooms and make an Egg Scramble, or on a weekend I can make a brunch of Savory Omelets and Rosemary Potatoes. If I cook on a weekday morning, though, the kids suddenly want to eat half of whatever I’ve cooked for myself.
Because I don’t need a lot of variety in the morning, I’m happy to eat the same thing every other day. But those of you with more discriminating palates (or picky kids),
Disclosure: I am not a doctor, and I am not giving advice regarding the GF diet. I am simply sharing my personal experience.
*More disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate, which means that if you purchase through my link I get a tiny percentage. Thank you!