Food, Gratitude and Joy

Day 164 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – The Same Old Routine

For years I’ve eaten the same breakfast six days a week. It’s a bowl of plain, off-brand Cheerios with fresh berries and milk.

Delicious and healthy.

Sundays, I still crave French Toast, but every other day of the week I reach for a bowl and spoon, pour in those delicious oat loops and float my cereal with enough milk to drink almost a glass worth when the crunchy, fruit-laden bites are gone.

The perfect breakfast.

When I can’t get fresh berries, I turn to frozen ones. I throw in a handful of still-solid fruit and they keep the milk iced until the bowl is empty. It’s a bit of a treat to sink my teeth into a semi-frozen berry with milk and cereal. That usually happens in the winter and always makes me think of an off-season popsicle in a bowl.

Freezer essentials – frozen berries and chocolate ice cream.

I’m certain many people consider my morning meal routine a bit bland. In my head, I do, too. Yet every morning I wake up and crave that same simple breakfast. Occasionally I switch it up. On road trips, we often grab an Egg McMuffin from McDonalds. If the hotel where we are staying has Frosted Flakes or Froot Loops, I’ll skip the fruit and go for the sugar-bomb cereal option as a treat. If we’re at an airport, I love the avocado toast in the lounge.

Avocado toast in the airport lounge is a treat.

I can’t remember when I started eating the same thing for breakfast. I’m fairly certain I added the fruit after I adopted my tradition. I’m not so stuck in a rut that I can’t adapt when we travel, but I still yearn for my old stand-by. 

There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Take a break from your routine and have a little fun with your taste buds.

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