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Sunday Snapshots: Current Favorite Breakfast Foods by Spicie Foodie | #breakfast

I know it’s Saturday and you’re probably wondering why I’m posting Sunday Snapshots a day early. Uhm…let’s blame it on the time change taking place tomorrow, in Europe, and lack of sleep , okay? (update: oops, the website I read was wrong and time change is next Sunday.)

What is your favorite breakfast food?

When it comes to breakfast I prefer to start the day with a light meal. To Americans it is the most important meal of the day and it usually means a heavy breakfast. The traditional Irish and English breakfasts are quite heavy themselves. In Mexico breakfast choices can differ greatly not only between families but also regions of the country. In my home breakfast was mostly a light meal of a sweet bread with either chocolate caliente (hot chocolate) or café con leche (coffee with milk). Occasionally we had one of the many Mexican egg based dishes, my mom’s cinnamon oatmeal, cereal with milk, or American style pancakes. On Sunday’s we’d skip breakfast and go out for Mexican brunch after attending church.

As I grew older my breakfast choices have varied not only depending on my cravings but also the country I happen to be living in. Occasionally I eat a heavy American breakfast but I always end up going back to simpler choices. Mostly it involves a savory or sweet bread, with or without fruit and either English style tea or café con leche, always a glass of water and occasionally a glass of juice too. And one day a week is reserved for a special eggs based breakfast. It’s really all very simple.

Sunday Snapshots: Current Favorite Breakfast Foods by Spicie Foodie | #breakfast

With the arrival of spring and summer comes a great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Something inside me always clicks with these two new seasons and my breakfasts tend to take advantage of the new harvest. Mostly breakfast becomes a bowl of fresh fruit with the occasional piece of buttered toast. Then there are those days were all I can stomach in the morning is just fruit and an herbal tea.

If I happen to make crepes for dinner the previous night I reserve a few for our breakfast the next day.

Sunday Snapshots: Current Favorite Breakfast Foods by Spicie Foodie | #breakfast

Again keeping it simple, my crepes either have fresh fruit, or one sunny side-up egg, or a light smearing of jelly. In this case it was a delicious German cherry preserve.

One thing you’ll never see me do is drink a glass of cow milk. No way! I cannot tolerate the smell of cow milk by itself, in cereal or drinks it’s usually no problem — just not by itself. When it comes to non-dairy choices I can drink them just fine. I love almond, soy, and oat milks. The milk in the glass below is oat milk, have you ever tasted it? It is really thick, creamy, and just plain good! I think it’s my new obsession.

Sunday Snapshots: Current Favorite Breakfast Foods by Spicie Foodie | #breakfast

Some times we skip breakfast and enjoy brunch. Things get creative then with either leftovers, eggs, soup or sandwiches. But I really prefer the lighter breakfast choices to start the day off.

Sunday Snapshots: Current Favorite Breakfast Foods by Spicie Foodie | #breakfast


Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great weekend! See you back here on Monday when we’ll have a very special guest joining us. Hasta luego!


Check out these breakfast ideas by former YBR feature winners:
Italian Style French Toast by What’s Cookin’ Italian Style Cuisine
Scrambled eggs with Green Chile for 2 and Mexican Chorizo by MJ’s Kitchen
Idli- Steamed rice and lentil cakes, Vegan and gluten free by Paaka Shaale
Zucchini Chicken Omelette by Angie’s Recipes

And from the Spicie Foodie archives:
Homemade Bagels, Cinnamon Raisin Muffins, Quinoa Muffins with Apple and Coffee Spiced Pecans, Blueberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie, Untraditional Croque Madame or French Ham, Cheese and Egg Sandwich, Pain Perdu or French Toast, Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

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  1. says

    Don’t worry, it’s Sunday morning here, so you are spot on. With my new diagnosis, I am struggling to find a quick breakfast food I like and which I digest well. I have just eaten a plate of quinoa flakes with milk and banana but I am not keen on the flavour of quinoa. Maybe it’s an acquired taste.
    Your crepes look lovely as do all the other photos.

  2. says

    I usually prefer a lighter breakfast in the morning. When I do have a heavy breakfast, it’s usually for dinner! I loved cow’s milk when I was a kid, but I can’t remember the last time I had a glass – we’re talking decades ago. Lovely photos – thanks.

  3. says

    We switched over to daylight savings a couple of weeks ago and it caught Bobby and I by surprise. I hate it when time changes! What a great post! Breakfast/brunch is really my favorite meal. I do admit that I can’t eat within 2 hours of getting out of bed, but then I’m ready to eat. The earlier I eat the lighter my meal is – a smoothie, cereal/fruit, or just a piece of toast and jam with cow’s milk (sorry – I love milk! :)) After 10 am, I’m game for a heavier meal and open to a variety of dishes, but usually something spicy. Speaking of…thanks SO much for the shoutout on my Christmas breakfast! It’s been one of our favorites for years! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    • says

      Hi MJ,

      Me too, and why is it different days for everyone? I used to be just like you and couldn’t eat anything in the morning. You can have all my cow milk then, hehe. My pleasure and I really love your Christmas breakfast. Have a great week!

  4. says

    With your photos, I am truly envious of your breakfast selections. You are truly a master of the camera! Such an inspiration for me!

  5. says

    Lovely post! I always like seeing what people have for breakfast – I find it so fascinating! I usually have fruit and plain yogurt, or toast with avocado! :)

  6. says

    This is my style of breakfast! Mostly I will only have a coffee in the mornings but if I do eat anything I need it to be light and healthy or I feel full and weighed down all day.

    I loved your rose picture :) Just gorgeous :)

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