21 June 2013

Breaking the Fast

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. "It's the same thing," he said.” 
 A.A. Milne
I LOVE breakfast. 
I love cooking breakfast.  I love serving breakfast.  I love eating breakfast.
It is a meal I never, EVER skip.  A day without breakfast is no day at all to me. I wake up ravenous - ready to eat the world.  "Feed me breakfast, at once!" my stomach demands. Growl, grumble, gurgle, growl.

My husband is the opposite. He can't be bothered with food upon waking.  He doesn't even want to look at food until well after 10:00 a.m. - after he's had at least one large cup of coffee and read through his emails. Then, maybe, he'll consider breakfast.

Fun fact: The English word "breakfast" comes from the idea that an involuntary "fast"occurs during the hours we sleep and that the fast is "broken" upon eating the first meal of the day. I do so love breaking my fast!
I have a sneaking suspicion that eating a hearty breakfast not only helps me maintain energy throughout the day, but also helps me maintain a healthy weight. It sets the metabolic tone for the rest of my day.  And since this girl needs to stay away from unhealthy carbs (at least in the morning), here are links to two of my current favorite breakfast recipes:
I hope this morning finds you well.  Cheers!

Today's Gratitude List:
  • Colorful pinwheels that entertain my son
  • Sunshine!
  • Fresh strawberries from the local produce stand


  1. Hi Niki,

    So nice to meet you!

    Glad you stumbled upon me so that I have the pleasure to visit you here in your cheery and wonderful world! Looking forward to popping into some of your previous posts. We have one thing in common so far: breaking the fast, is by far, one of the best things to do in the morning, thus, a new meaning for BFF, aside from the known 'Best Friends Forever', I translate this into 'Breaking Fast is Fabulous!':))

    Following you back!

    Have a fun day!


  2. I love breakfast food but I hardly eat breakfast except on weekends. My husband is like you, food as soon as he wakes up! My favorite would be a stack of pancakes with maple syrup. Yum, I’ve been know to make breakfast for dinner! Happy Summer...

    The French Hutch

  3. Hello Niki! I'm with you! I kept shaking my head...'yep, yep'! I feel the same as you do. LOVE breakfast and would rather go out to breakfast than out to dinner! Your sneaking suspicion is right on: people who eat breakfast DO maintain their weight better, DO help their metabolism. Eating a healthy breakfast can reduce hunger throughout the day, and help people make better food choices at other meals. While it might seem you could save calories by skipping breakfast, this is not an effective strategy. Typically, hunger gets the best of breakfast-skippers, and they eat more at lunch and throughout the day.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)


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