Since we have made these changes to our diet of late, one thing that has been a ‘bit’ of a challenge is brekkie. And by brekkie I mean changing the norm. I grew up with sugar/wheat laden cereals, bagels, eggs, toast and butter etc. - nothing wrong with that in moderation but when you are making the changes we are making it isnt easy..add in cutting back on gluten and the challenge gets a little bigger.
The obvious choice is oatmeal or fruit smoothies. Steel cut oats mixed with different fruit combos are my go to but it is all about variety for me. I like smoothies but I like them more as a snack than a meal. (probably more of a mental thing but baby steps people..) So I needed/wanted a change. For me, Cream of Wheat was one of my favs as a kid – cream of wheat mixed with tons of brown sugar and whole milk. How’s that sound? YUM!...How's that sound for vegan/gf? Not.so.good…
So I thought I would try something different – Quinoa Flakes.
Now…I am not a huge quinoa fan. Don’t know why but the nutty flavour at dinner just creeps me out a bit but I thought that at breakfast was more appealing. Turns out it was good: Quinoa flakes+raisins+soy milk+small amout of brown sugar = UN-oatmeal breakfast and a delicious option.
The hubs has been the bomb with trying/adapting new things but apparently this did not go over well. His trying it was the same reaction Buddy the Elf had to trying fruit spray perfume. or I am assuming how I feel about broccoli - gross and unnecessary.
Not going to lie..it was kind of funny to see his reaction. Makes me want to come up with some other combos.
Got any GF/Vegetarian suggestions?