I have always struggled with the daily question of what to have for breakfast. I like breakfast food, but not really at breakfast time. I like dinner food at breakfast time, but apparently that is not “normal.” Harumph. Before I stopped eating meat, I would eat a turkey sandwich for breakfast pretty much every day (if I was eating at home, where there is no judgment for eating a non-breakfast breakfast). When turkey sandwiches left my life for good, I was kind of adrift. For awhile, I switched over to veggie burgers. Those were good, but started to feel like too much once it got hotter outside. In search of something lighter and cooler, I tried yogurt. Yogurt is…okay. It tastes good, but doesn’t keep me full AT ALL. I’m a hangry mess by the time lunch rolls around. The next obvious option was cottage cheese. Ding ding! We have a winner. Here’s what I’ve been eating for breakfast lately:
Low fat or fat free cottage cheese with a small avocado, salt, and pepper.
I like low fat or fat free because of the texture, not for health reasons.
I’ve always really loved cottage cheese, but only in a savory preparation. Whenever I see a commercial for cottage cheese and fruit or some other sweet thing, I want to gag. SO GROSS. But this is a subject upon which reasonable people can disagree. If you like sweet cottage cheese, have at it. My mother, the epitome of Southern-ness, stirs a little dollop of Duke’s mayo into her cottage cheese. Genius. She also eats it with cantaloupe sometimes. Not genius.
P.S. – I have been really lame with running lately. I think I’m going to have to get another race on the schedule just to motivate me to get up and exercise in the morning. Sigh.