Our "Before" MenuLucky Charms or Cap'n CrunchBlueberry and Strawberry Muffin MixesPancakes or Waffles from the WalMart freezer section with Mrs. Butterworth's syrupScrambled Eggs and White Toast with JellyOccasional Doughnuts from a local bakeryOrange JuiceChocolate MilkCoffee with flavored creamer and sugar
Our "After" MenuOatmealGranola with Frozen Fruit and Yogurt or Dried Fruit, Nuts and MilkOccaional Cereal*Homemade Whole Wheat Pancakes or Waffles with real maple syrupScrambled Eggs with Whole Wheat Toast and Fruit Spread or Homemade Strawberry JamOmelets or Frittata with Veggies and CheeseOccasional Homemade Muffins100% Juice (1:3 ratio juice to water)Emergen-C packets in waterCoffee with natural sugar, no cream
We certainly didn't make all these changes at once!
I replaced our cereal with a sugary homemade granola. I've since learned how to make it using only raw honey and healthy oil along with some almonds and dried cranberries. Yum!
I made my own pancakes and waffles with white flour, then experimented on adding healthier flours and oils. We eat them once a week or less, so we do splurge on real maple syrup.
I started buying free-range eggs from a farmer and Simply Fruit jam by Smuckers. Although they told me they use no sugar, that stuff is a little suspicious to me because it tastes so sweet! We make our own strawberry jam with white sugar; however, I try to encourage plain butter, peanut butter or raw honey on toast instead.
I love coffee, but the switch to no creamer was easy. My husband started roasting his own coffee beans and it was so delicious there was no need for cream. I also prefer the taste of evaporated cane juice or sucanat. I've even used maple syrup or drank it unsweetened at times.
I know there are a lot more changes I could make.
What changes have you made to make your breakfast healthier?
*I choose whole grain, fewer ingredients cereals and we eat them on Sunday mornings only since I still don't consider them very healthy. As an alternative to cereal, we also have our muffins on Sunday mornings when I am