Breakfast Faves…Peaches & Cream Wheatberries and Buckwheat Groats Porridge

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day…and has been ever since I can remember.

As a kid, if my dad was out of town, my mom always let us have “Breakfast for Dinner” night…cereal, pancakes or eggs and bacon….so fun !
Even as a college student/single adult, I was more than happy with a bowl of Frosted Flakes or Cheerios with sliced bananas for dinner (probably more for financial and convenience reasons too!) .
Well here I am turning 40 next year and breakfast is still my favorite :-) However, I’ve added some new menu items which I wanted to share with you….
This is the yummiest snack/breakfast!! Just recently discovered it….Wheatberries !
Wheat berries are whole, unprocessed wheat kernels that contain all three parts of the grain, including the germ, bran and starchy endosperm. Wheat berries, like all whole grains, get the nod for their exceptional nutrient profile.  They’re high in fiber, low in calories and packed with vitamins and minerals.  A half-cup serving of cooked wheat berries is a great source of manganese, selenium, phosphorus and magnesium.  Wheat berries also guard against breast and prostate cancers.
So for breakfast the other day I made Peaches & Cream Wheatberry cereal :
1/2 cup cooked wheatberries (I buy them in bulk at the health food store and cook them in water for 1 hour)
Top with 1/2 peach, diced.
I microwaved these 2 ingredients together for about 30 seconds to soften the peaches.
Top with yogurt and sliced toasted almonds.
You can top with any sliced fruit or nuts….play around with it ! I added a couple cherries for this picture :

 

Wheatberries Cereal

 

My kids have had this for a snack several times and they love it !! The trick for me is to change up the toppings each time so they don’t get bored :)  Wheatberries are also great sprinkled in salads !

 


Another favorite breakfast that’s fairly new for me is from www.ohsheglows.com … this is my favorite website for vegan recipes. Though I’m not vegan, I love incorporating different vegan recipes into our diets.

This particular recipe is called Buckwheat Groats Porridge.

Buckwheat is a  grain-like fruit seed related to rhubarb. In texture and flavor, it is much like hearty whole cereal grains. Buckwheat groats, when cooked, make a “porridge” that you can eat as an alternative to hot oatmeal or in place of rice as a dinner side dish. Buckwheat groats are gluten-free and well-tolerated by those with a wheat sensitivity. Groats are rich in the minerals magnesium and manganese, high in dietary fiber and have an earthy, nutty flavor.

 

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About Jennifer

I am the mother of 2 beautiful children, Presley-7 and Cash-5 and married to an amazing husband and father, Todd. I have always thought of myself as a healthy person...I've always loved sports, working out and eating healthy. However, looking back, I've actually had a lot of unhealthy habits. I've tried every diet out there : Low fat (How did I think eating a box of fat free snackwells cookies was healthy?), Low carb (can you say fried pork skins GROSS)... as well as a long stint with disordered eating which started in college as a way to avoid those "freshman 15".
Well it wasn't until my 30s that I realized those kind of diets are just a quick fix, not a lifestyle. I think all foods can fit into a healthy diet as long as you practice moderation. I have found that I feel and look my best when I am eating mostly plant-based foods. Not to say I won't indulge in a filet every now and again... but I find that I crave meat less and less ! I have recently been fascinated with trying new vegetarian recipes...I NEVER thought I could give up chicken...used it eat it everyday, but I actually don't miss it at all.
I am trying to pass these healthy eating habits onto my children so they can avoid some of the diseases related to unhealthy diets.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a healthy day !!!!

Comments

  1. Melissa says:

    I have never tried wheat berries…they look soo yummy! I’m going to have to try those soon! I’m loving these cold breakfast ideas during this hot summer weather…perfect way to start the day!! :)

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