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Are you one of those people who eat the same thing over and over again for breakfast?  My mom definitely is!  When I was a kid, she ate a bagel with cream cheese and strawberry jam every single morning.  And then, when I was in high school, she switched over to Great Grains cereal for several years.  I’ll have to ask her what breakfast rut she’s in now – I’m not sure!  I do know that it involves a lot of coffee.  Hah!

 

I go through breakfast ruts, too.  For a long time, my go-to breakfast was yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal and raisins.  Then, I got really into oatmeal.  Now, I’m a stickler for eggs, but at least I vary how I eat my eggs – scrambled, over easy, in an omelets.  And in this Millet Breakfast Scramble, which also includes spinach, carrots, sunflower seeds, and black beans – plus a heap of coconut oil for healthy fats.

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Millet Breakfast Scramble

 

Ingredients (makes about three servings):

 

  1. 2 cups cooked millet (here’s a post about millet and how to prepare it)
  2. 1/2 cup spinach, chopped thoroughly
  3. 1/4 cup shredded carrots, chopped thoroughly
  4. 4 eggs
  5. 1/3 cup sunflower seeds (roasted and salted for maximum flavor)
  6. 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  7. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  8. Salt to taste

 

Directions:

 

  1. In a large frying pan, cook the spinach and carrots in a little bit of olive until wilted.
  2. Crack eggs over the veggies and scramble all together.
  3. Once the eggs have cooked, add in the sunflower seeds, black beans, coconut oil, and millet.  Stir to combine and heat throughout.
  4. Add salt to taste and serve!

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Henry is a typical toddler in that he doesn’t like it when foods are combined or touch each other, but he LOVED this scramble.  I was so pleasantly surprised (side note: he sat in my lap watching YouTube videos about digger trucks while I wrote this post – I now know way too much about construction equipment).

 

I saw this awesome round-up of quick and healthy breakfasts on Buzzfeed yesterday – lots of yummy looking eats, if you’re looking to get out of your own breakfast rut.

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What’s your go-to breakfast?

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  • Sarah F February 6, 2014, 8:48 am

    Love the new blog look!

    My go-to breakfast is definitely a smoothie. I have one every morning- I switch up the frozen fruit I had in it, but it always contains banana, avocado, plain greek yogurt, peanut butter, honey, cinnamon and then some type of frozen fruit. It takes me 5 minutes in the morning to put together and then I drink it when at work. If it wasn’t for it’s portability, I might not eat breakfast so it works for me.

    I take the weekend to switch it up and have either eggs or pancakes.

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  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 6, 2014, 8:55 am

    This looks delicious! My go-to breakfast is usually whatever cereal I have on hand. If I think ahead enough, though, I really love overnight oats.

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  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun February 6, 2014, 8:57 am

    My go to breakfast is always usually either some sort of egg conglomeration or greek yogurt – usually the quickest and easiest!

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  • Evey February 6, 2014, 9:45 am

    Depends! On weekday mornings when I have my son it’s cereal, on the go green smoothie or a quick English muffin with sun butter anything really I can eat quick or in the car. On weekends and other mornings I LOVE eggs, egg sandwiches or oatmeal protein pancakes!!

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  • Anna E. February 6, 2014, 9:55 am

    I’ve had 1/2 cup of oatmeal with chopped, dried dates, flax meal, cinnamon, and a giant scoop of crunchy peanut butter mixed in almost every single day for the last 5 years, at least. I use quick oats, so all I have to do is add water and pop it in the microwave for 1 minute – SO easy, so satisfying, and healthy! Plus I love the fact that I never have to think about what I’m going to have for breakfast.

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  • Aishah @ Coffee, Love, Health February 6, 2014, 9:59 am

    For YEARS I had peanut butter on low-carb wheat bread with a bit of some type of chocolate spread on top with my coffee. It was a nice treat in the morning with my coffee, because I love having something a bit sweet with my coffee in the morning. Lately, I have been trying to convert to oatmeal because it keeps me full much longer. Sometime I do eggs too :)

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    • Aishah @ Coffee, Love, Health February 6, 2014, 10:00 am

      PS- it still feels weird that I’m not having something I was hooked on for years every morning, I thought I was the only one lol I wonder how your mom feels when she makes a switch? It feels weird for me and it’s been over a year… Hopefully I get over it lol

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  • Ashlee@HisnHers February 6, 2014, 10:05 am

    Im not sure I could convince myself to eat black beans for breakfast haha I generally gravitate towards sweet in the morning. BUT it would make a delicious lunch! A co-worker of mine has eaten plain oatmeal with blueberries on top every single day that I’ve worked here for 5 years. I asked her if she ever got tired of it and she said NOPE! Food isnt important to her and she rarely craves anything. Basically my exact opposite :-)

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  • Bre & Ree February 6, 2014, 10:20 am

    My go to breakfast is a smoothie, which is most of the time strawberries, blueberries, coconut milk, spinach and a banana. I try to vary it on some days with eggs, but for now I’m on the smoothie kick. The scramble looks fantastic, perfect for kids and husbands. I will definitely have to try it one weekend. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Bre

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  • Traci February 6, 2014, 10:32 am

    I don’t really have a go-to breakfast! I’m always switching it up. But when I was a kid, it was plain Cheerios. Now, the only requirement is that I start my breakfast with a wonderful cup of tea.

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  • Kris February 6, 2014, 10:36 am

    My go to breakfast is two Wasa crackers/flatbreads with hummus. Quick and easy with a little crunch, fiber and protein. I usually prefer something savory for breakfast.

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  • Bonnie February 6, 2014, 10:42 am

    Today (currently) I’m drinking a 2 banana + raspberries + blueberry smoothie – I’m trying to up my fruits intake so starting my day with 4 servings really helps!

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  • Kristin February 6, 2014, 10:51 am

    This looks great! I have been meaning to try Millet for a while now… nice to know that it goes well with eggs! I am such a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast. I literally eat the same thing every single day. This could challenge me to try something new.. thanks!

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  • Sarah February 6, 2014, 11:07 am

    Couldn’t you just do the veggies in the coconut oil? Then you eliminate one ingredient, an extra step and an additional fat (eggs, coconut oil and olive oil feels like overkill to me).

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    • Caitlin February 6, 2014, 11:42 am

      Sure you could! I like the fresh taste of coconut oil (not over cooking it).

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  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change February 6, 2014, 11:40 am

    I am such a breakfast rut person, this past year I have ate some many eggs and apples it is crazy!

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  • Lee @ tri*inspired*life February 6, 2014, 12:19 pm

    I have oatmeal for breakfast everyday during the week. I cook it on the stove top and add brown sugar while cooking. I serve it with 1/2 sliced banana and a few walnuts. On the weekend, I mix it up (breakfast is my favorite meal to cook) and make eggs, pancakes, french toast, etc or whatever we are in the mood for. I find the oatmeal tides me over until lunchtime and that is one of the main reasons I have it daily!

    The blog redesign looks great!!

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  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork February 6, 2014, 1:03 pm

    The past year or so I’ve been having yogurt parfaits (yogurt, almonds, oats, chia seeds, flax) nearly every single day. It’s really bad! When the new year came around, I decided I should branch out some more, so on the weekends I don’t have that. Still trying to figure out a filling, portable, make-ahead breakfast for weekdays.

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  • Elisabeth February 6, 2014, 1:29 pm

    I have a couple of go-to breakfasts:
    1. Hard boiled egg, 1oz of cheese, blackberries
    2. Fried egg + 2 sausage patties (turkey or meatless)

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  • Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties February 6, 2014, 1:54 pm

    I used to have oatmeal every single day for probably 6 or so months. I can’t believe I didn’t get sick of it! I’d put honey and cinnamon in it and chia seeds on top… simple and delicious!

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  • Ems February 6, 2014, 1:58 pm

    The blog looks great! However, it’s not working on my phone…

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  • nancy February 6, 2014, 2:05 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only breakfast rut person. I just don’t want to have to think too hard early in the morning when I’m packing lunches and getting other people out the door. My blood sugar is really sensitive so it’s all about protein for me in the a.m. I will either scramble some eggs with a handful of organic spinach served with Ezekiel bread and berries or make a yogurt mess of plain greek yogurt with flax, walnuts, dry oats and a banana covered in a ton of cinnamon. I do a lot of overnight hotel stays visiting my college kiddo or traveling with my teenage athletes and I can bring my yogurt and mix-ins with me wherever I go. I know I am guaranteed to start my day feeling good. Whichever breakfast I eat I seriously need multiple cups of green tea. I can’t do coffee but I can’t do without my tea.

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  • Janelle February 6, 2014, 2:37 pm

    Eggs all the way – omelets, scrambled, over-easy, frittatas, poached, over potato hash – I like it all. Eggs keep me way more satisfied than other breakfast foods.

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  • Robyne Spillers February 6, 2014, 2:45 pm

    My go to breakfast has been oatmeal with flax seeds, cranberries, cinnamon and a dash of almond milk. Some time I add a scoop of applesauce on the top.
    Could you make this Millet Scamble ahead and warm it up the next day also? On certain days I need to have an easy to make breakfast.

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    • Caitlin February 6, 2014, 2:48 pm

      Yes! I do all the time. It reheats well.

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  • Abi@AbsofSteel February 6, 2014, 3:16 pm

    my go to breakfast has got to be oats, yogurt, and peanut butter all mixed together. I like my oats raw and with the addition of peanut butter and greek yogurt its got the consistency of cookie batter, yum!

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  • Laura February 7, 2014, 8:28 am

    I have a few breakfasts on my rotation-

    1. Greek yogurt, granola, peanut butter
    2. Waffles, peanut butter
    3. Bagel, peanut butter
    4. Oatmeal, peanut butter

    If I don’t have peanut butter in the morning I get hungry an hour later!

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  • Megan @ The Skinny-Life February 7, 2014, 10:54 am

    Does millet taste similar to barley or quinoa? I’ve seen several breakfast recipes recently that contain barley & quinoa as ingredients. It sounds really good, but doesn’t naturally seem like something one would think of for breakfast.

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    • Caitlin February 7, 2014, 1:21 pm

      It doesn’t – it has a very unique, almost corn-like taste.

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