BREAKFAST. Many say it’s the most important meal of the day and as I’ve gotten older, it has become my favorite meal of the day. Maybe it’s because I long for the mornings that I can take time to sit and enjoy a big breakfast with my family or could it even be a possibility…ALONE. But let’s keep it real, during the weekdays my breakfast often consists of reheated sips of coffee while I’m trying to get the Littles to eat something besides waffles for breakfast. If you’re thinking I’m about to share a life-changing recipe for the most delicious breakfast you’ve ever had in your entire life, I’m sorry but you may be let down. What I am about to share with you, is a quick and relatively healthy breakfast option that you can easily scarf down before the kids head off to school. I got the idea from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Can’t Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld.
If you don’t have a lot of time to cook and you want simple, delicious recipes with a short list of ingredients, this is your gal. I love all of the recipes and have tried most of them. In the back, she has a list of “quickies” – Easy ideas for meals that take no time and even less cooking skills. This is obviously something I can get behind! This past week, I bought a bag of grapefruits and per Seinfeld’s suggestion, I cut them in half, sprinkled them with honey and slivered almonds and broiled them until the almonds were golden brown.
It’s SO simple and yet, SO delicious! The fact that it’s warm too, makes it perfect for the cooler mornings this time of year. Although it’s yummy as is, I often take it a step further and add my own twist to it by cutting out the grapefruit after it’s broiled and mixing it in a bowl with orange slices, berries, pomegranate seeds (any fruit that I have on hand). Then I drizzle the top with a tad more honey and almonds. Perfection!
It’s so simple that even the kids can help and the beautiful colors make us all a little happier in the morning which makes the 6 am wakeup calls a bit more bearable.
Now, before you say anything, I know what you’re thinking. Krysti, you just gave us a recipe for a fruit salad! And you know what you’re right. But, being a mom often means putting everyone else’s needs before our own. I don’t know about you but, I often eat a handful of Cheerios in between sips of my coffee and call it a breakfast. This quick and easy recipe is not about creating a gourmet breakfast but more about carving out 10 extra minutes in the morning to do something better for ourselves.
If you’re interested, give it a try and if not, no offense taken. It’ll still be a staple in my breakfast routine regardless! With a side of reheated coffee, of course.
~This is My Life After Littles