I love breakfast and brunch- eggs, waffles, breakfast burritos, oatmeal pancakes, bacon- I like it all. But as much as I enjoy variety, for me, weekday breakfast is a matter of routine. If I have to think about what I’m going to eat/make, I end up not eating.
So (confession time): I eat the exact same thing for breakfast. Every single weekday. And for 7 years, no exaggeration, what I ate was Heritage Flakes.
Oh man, these are delicious. They’ve got all kinds of interesting grains in there, don’t have too much sugar, they stay nice and crunchy in milk, and they were available for cheap at Trader Joes. Heritage
Flakes, man. They were my jam.
Then one day, I went to Trader Joe’s and they DID NOT HAVE THEM. I was bereft. I know TJ’s occasionally just stops carrying something, and I despaired to think it might be my beloved Heritage Flakes that had gotten the axe. I am happy to report that Heritage Flakes are back in stock at TJ’s now, but I must confess that in their absence, I have found a new mistress: Autumn Wheat:
This is like shredded wheat, with just the tiniest hint of sweetness built in. But unlike, say, Frosted Mini Wheats, where the sweetness is shellacked on in a disconcertingly enamel-like layer, the sweetness in
Autumn Wheat comes from organic sweetener that is baked into the biscuits. SO GOOD.
While I still buy the occasional box of Heritage Flakes for old times’ sake, I think Autumn Wheat may be here for the long haul. Sorry, Flakes. You had a good run. (And now I am super annoyed because Kashi
just changed the packaging so you’re getting less cereal for the same price. Sigh.)
Do you have a tried-and-true quick breakfast routine? Surely I can’t be the only one who eats the same thing every day.
(Photos fromNaturespath.com and Kashi.com)