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Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Dear EF users,

I was wondering what the breakfast eating habits of EF users are?

Every week we have "office breakfast" --> always another member of the team prepares food for the whole team.
I was surprised on the eating habits of many of my colleagues, and it made me curious. Lots of the them prefers jam + white bread, rather than what I like: lots of fresh veg, fruits, fresh juice, whole grain bread, cheese, ham, or birchermuesli.

My round is approaching and I plan to make something new. I know I could bring the usual stuff, which I might end up doing, nevertheless I would be interested in:

- what you have for breakfast on a normal day
- what your ideal breakfast of your choice would be -excluding hot meals.

thanks for sharing,
cheers
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Old 15.03.2010, 15:19
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Cup of tea or when i have time cereal. I cant eat much early in the mornings
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Normal: cup of coffee and a gipfeli, on the train.
Ideal: cup of tea and the leftover rhubarb crumble, in bed.
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Old 15.03.2010, 15:22
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

its usually fruits (berries!) with cereal and milk or a gipfeli, with a steaming hot mug of black coffee.

If I have the metabolism of a 12 year old, it would be a full English breakfast or dim-sum anyday. nom nom nom.

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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Usual: Milk and Cereal
Today: Orange juice and cereal (no milk) I am weird I know

Ideal: Capuccino and a pastry
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Old 15.03.2010, 15:22
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Today: 2 birthday cakes.
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Old 15.03.2010, 15:23
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

if i work early... coffee and oatmeal.
if i work later- i make dandelion cucumber juice. i know it sounds gross. but i like it.
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Old 15.03.2010, 15:25
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

I think today might just be the day that the English Forum jumped the shark.

But since you ask: A banana, a packet of cooked meat and a schale.
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Coffee and cereal/toast (at home) , or coffe, OJ and a pastry (when I get to work)

But I think you should cook them a whole English Fry-up and see how they react.
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Old 15.03.2010, 15:28
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Boiled egg sarnie or 2 hard boiled eggs. Orange juice and coffee.
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

I dunno... I'm still a bacon, eggs and homefries girl
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Current:
100 gms of Actilife Crunchy Balance Cereal + 2.5% fat milk
200 ml of Orange juice
1 medium size Banana
1 cup of black tea with milk

Ideal:
Any of the gloriously delicious regional Indian breakfast options (Idli, Dosa, Vada, Uthappa,etc.) with Sambar + Chutney + Madras filter coffee or Crunchy Rice Flakes or Simple egg + Toast

okay, gotta stop dreaming!
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

My everyday breakfast: hot whole milk with chocolate powder and cereal

My ideal breakfast: the same + a toast with butter and jam
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Old 15.03.2010, 15:38
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

usually toast with cheese and tomatoe. Sometimes with gravlax (salted salmon, freshly prepared the previous evening), with avocado or cucumber. Sometimes porridge (oatmeal) but this has to be with salt and butter as well. Omelette on Sundays maybe. And coffee.

My French other half eats toast with jam and/or honey.
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

I can't eat before 7 am or I'm ill.... So it's Coffee or Tea, depending my mood...
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Cup of tea and a couple of Benson and Hedges!
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

English crumpets (smuggled in weekly in my husband's suitcase) with butter and Marmite and bucket loads of PG tips.

When I am feeling really down I make blueberry, buckwheat and mixed nut pancakes and have them with crispy bacon and maple syrup... and bucket loads of PG tips
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

I always eat breakfast unless I get out of bed after 10. Then it's brunch.

Usually one poached egg on bread and something to drink -coffee, tea, whatever. Sometimes fresh squeezed oj if I'm in the mood to do it.

This morning I had oatmeal with butter and salt and a dash of cinnamon, and a latte

Fave breakfasts - "mexican" omelet with American breakfast sausage, monterrey jack cheese, jalapenos and green sauce with a flour tortilla

smoked salmon on pumpernickel or marble rye with a little cream cheese. Hmmm hmmm hmmmm.
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Oh, back to the main point of the OPs post... Just wanted to let you know what I used to do for breakfast for my students in Germany. Buy/Boil some hard boiled eggs, buy various buns and croissants from the local bakery. Pick up some butter, jam, nutella, cheese, coldcuts etc. and some apple juice/orange juice at the store. They were usually quite happy with that.
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Re: Breakfast habits - pls share what you eat

Weekends

Ideally: Full English
Reality: German sausages, eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, toast, tea

Weekdays

Ideally: Bacon buttie drowned in HP sauce and mug of tea
Reality: Occasionally the above but usually cereal or a latte
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