With minimal advance preparation—and more importantly, if we stop thinking breakfast means nutritionless (and, I would argue, dangerous) refined carbohydrates (cereals, bagels, muffins, energy bars, etc.) that have been hypermarketed as the way to start the day—the possibilities are endless.
To start, consider these options, based on . . . real food:
- Fresh fruit (whole or cut), a chunk of cheese, a chunk of whole grain bread.
- Nuts, dried fruit and a chunk of cheese.
- Oatmeal (make it yourself!) with any of an array of toppings.
- Yogurt (plain!) with any of an array of toppings (dried fruit, nuts, rolled oats, cinnamon, maple syrup).
- Tuna salad sandwich on whole grain bread.
- Avocado with sunflower seeds or nuts sprinkled on top.
- Quinoa with chopped tomatoes, avocado and olive oil.