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Breakfast.

 

Do you prefer savory…

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Or do you prefer sweet?

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When it comes to everyday breakfasts, I am definitely in the savory camp.  I love eggs and spice, and I’ve found that eating something lower in sugar gets my day off on the right track.  Plus – PROTEIN!  Although I don’t count macronutrients on a daily basis, I do pay attention to protein intake, and I’ve also noticed that on the days that I have more protein for breakfast, I feel fuller for longer.

 

That being said, my favorite breakfast recipes are mostly of the sweet variety – The Grilled Elvis, Banana Bread Breakfast Bake, Lazy Girl’s Cinnamon Bread French Toast, Autumn Grilled Banana Sandwich, and (of course!) the beloved Pancake Truffles, which I really should make again soon.  Although nothing beats the savory deliciousness of Quiche Cornbread and it’s endless variations.

 

Speaking of saaaa-weet, Henry has been reunited with his Jumperoo.  My friend Sara and I swapped jumpers for a few weeks because Henry was clearly sick of the Jumperoo, and Elena wanted to try something new, too.  He never got into Elena’s Jumperoo; I thought he was just over being trapped in a jumper in general now that he can crawl/couch surf.  Turns out that he really missed his jumper!  He’s been jumping and laughing non-stop.

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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!  Sometimes it’s good to ‘hide’ the toys for a while, you know?  Keeps the shine on them.

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  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 22, 2013, 10:18 am

    I’m a sweet-with-protein type of breakfast person most days – I do crave eggs when dining out or doing “brunch”, though. Awesome Henry photo! :)

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  • Emily February 22, 2013, 10:22 am

    That picture is amazing! Happy Friday!

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  • Jacquelynn February 22, 2013, 10:31 am

    I’m usually a savory, but lately my breakfasts have been sweeter (fruit, yogurt).

    Isn’t that true even for adults regarding stuff… Sometimes it takes not using things for a while to really appreciate them again :)

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  • Nelly February 22, 2013, 10:33 am

    Hands down SWEET!

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  • Eli's Mom February 22, 2013, 10:47 am

    I used to be on the sweet side before pregnancy because my sugar was always on the low side. However, after giving birth, my insulin spiked way high. :( It forced me to change my b-fast habit and I actually have been feeling so much better. :)

    Love the last photo!! I can feel the excitement and the movement. Go Henry! :)

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  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 22, 2013, 10:52 am

    I’m a savory breakfast girl! Cheesy eggs with veggies and a side of bacon, done and done!

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  • Tara February 22, 2013, 11:08 am

    I have always been a savory girl as well, whether it be snacks or breakfast.

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  • Caitlin February 22, 2013, 11:12 am

    I don’t think “sweet” breakfasts necessarily have to be high in sugar…I usually want nut butter in the mornings, so like today I made a pancake out of nut butter, half a banana, some flaxseed and an egg white…so it was still high in protein but relatively low in sugar :)

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    • Caitlin February 22, 2013, 11:34 am

      Oooo good point :) That sounds yummy.

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  • Hippierunner February 22, 2013, 11:19 am

    That picture and your description sound adorable! :) What’s Henry’s breakkie preference?

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    • Caitlin February 22, 2013, 12:01 pm

      miiiiiiiiiiiiiilk and broccoli. LOL

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  • Reenie February 22, 2013, 11:52 am

    OMG…. please take a video of Henry in the jumper ~ too cute!!

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  • Amanda February 22, 2013, 11:53 am

    Usually my breakfasts are sweeter. I love yogurt bowls with oatmeal, walnuts and fruit. When I’m out for brunch, I almost always get eggs with homefries. Can’t resist :)

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  • Elisabeth February 22, 2013, 12:09 pm

    I’m definitely in the savory breakfast camp. Sweet breakfasts just don’t keep me full. I usually go for eggs, turkey sausage and a little potato :)

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  • Anne February 22, 2013, 12:21 pm

    Total sweet. Intregal toast, nut butter, jam and tea. Nothing savory before noon…

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  • michelle kim February 22, 2013, 12:29 pm

    I prefer sweet breakfasts, for sure (but also with a lot of protein, like you mentioned).
    Just found your blog through My Food and Fitness Diaries :)

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  • Anna @ Tough Lipstick February 22, 2013, 12:30 pm

    Definitely prefer sweet breakfast options, but you are right on – protein centered breakfasts always keep me fuller for much longer!

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  • Cindy February 22, 2013, 12:38 pm

    If I could eat blueberry muffins every day I would. Obviously that isn’t healthy, so most of the time now I have bacon and eggs and save muffins for days where I need a grab and go breakfast.

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  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action February 22, 2013, 12:57 pm

    I find it changes based on my mood. Most days I’m more sweet, but then out of nowhere I’ll have a craving for something savoury.

    That picture of Henry makes it look as though he’s moving SUPER fast.

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  • Lauren @ The Homeostatic Mindset February 22, 2013, 1:02 pm

    Usually some kind of grain with nut butter is my go-to. Not sure if that’s considered sweet or savoury…more like bland haha

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  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 22, 2013, 1:12 pm

    I’ve been in a savory phase, but I’ll take both! If I’m making oatmeal though I always add protein to it – either protein powder or an egg!

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  • nancy February 22, 2013, 1:38 pm

    You are so right about swapping out the toys. We used to keep a play tent set up in our living room. The kids just loved it. Every once in a while we would put it away for a bit and when it reappeared it was like a brand new toy all over again.

    I am a protein person in the morning and I don’t want to have to make many decisions. It’s either eggs and spinach or greek yogurt with fruit and flax. Might sound boring but it gets me started off on the right foot :)

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  • Nikole February 22, 2013, 2:13 pm

    I love savory oatmeal with an over easy egg and lots of hot sauce! My husband thinks it looks disgusting but I love it.

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  • Becky February 22, 2013, 2:14 pm

    sweet breakfast FTW! even thinking of savory breakfasts makes me wanna barf haha. btw, i read your last post, you’re looking goooooood girlfriend! your legs have never looked more slim/tone. keep it up!

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  • Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness February 22, 2013, 2:19 pm

    I love sweet breakfasts with added protein. I like to make a sweet oatmeal and add in egg whites and peanut butter for added staying power.

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  • Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) February 22, 2013, 2:24 pm

    I’m a sweet breakfast eater! I do like savory now and then, but it’s a rare moment. I’m all about bananas and chocolate peanut butter and a little maple syrup. ;)

    I like my lunches and dinners to be savory though!

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  • Katie H. February 22, 2013, 2:46 pm

    Depends on the day!

    I’d love to know what’s in those two bowls, though–quinoa, but how did you cook it? And is that oatmeal with cashews?

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    • Caitlin February 22, 2013, 2:50 pm

      Regular quinoa, cooked the normal way, with spicy scrambled eggs and asparagus.

      Banana oats with cashews on top. Katheats.com has a great banana oats recipe.

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  • Courtney February 22, 2013, 3:03 pm

    I love sweet breakfasts! And Henry is a jumping machine :D

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  • Erin @ The Elliptical Chronicles February 22, 2013, 3:46 pm

    As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really branched out into the savory category. However, cereals/oatmeal/anything peanut-butter-and-banana will always hold a special place in my heart.

    Both of your food pics look delicious, by the way!

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  • Caitlin February 22, 2013, 3:47 pm

    It really varies from day to day, but I tend to resist super sweet. I can do oatmeal with fruit and peanut butter- but I can’t add in jam or anything super sweet. Similarly, I can do waffles, but I top them with peanut butter- not syrup. Recently I’ve been doing a lot of simple egg scrambles with a smoothie on the side, oatmeal or yogurt bowls.

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  • Lauren February 22, 2013, 4:10 pm

    I definitely prefer sweet for breakfast but there are a few times when nothing sounds better than eggs.

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  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 22, 2013, 8:37 pm

    I’m all about sweet for breakfast, but I can’t do SWEETS for breakfast. I’m all about toast w/ peanut butter and banana or oatmeal for breakfast but was never someone who could do sweet cereals or pastries without spending the rest of the day feeling SICK.

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  • Amber K February 22, 2013, 9:21 pm

    Definitely in the sweet camp here. Although I make sure it includes plenty of protein, usually in the form of Greek yogurt. Yum!

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