Breakfast can be a great time to try out new food items. They’re warm, filling, and giving you a good start to your day. While many people stick with the same old thing every morning, you might want to shake things up and explore some delicious breakfast food options. Here are some recommendations:
Cheese Sandwich With Coffee
The secret to a good cheese sandwich is using the best quality ingredients you can find. First and foremost, the bread. Good bread should be firm but not too hard, with a nice crust and no holes or cracks. The cheese should be soft but not dripping off in large chunks, and it should taste delicious on its own (butter isn’t necessary).
Finally, coffee is important. Kona coffee is a popular choice among coffee lovers because it has a smooth taste that will wake up your senses without leaving you feeling jittery. Getting a cheese sandwich with Kona coffee in the morning gives you the best of both worlds: a healthy start to your day that will leave you feeling energized.
Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e Pepe is a light but filling breakfast dish. It consists of cooked spaghetti dressed with just eggs and cheese—no oil or other ingredients. The technique for making this recipe is simple:
- Whisk together two raw eggs with a few tablespoons of finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese until smooth.
- Toss it with hot cooked pasta until evenly coated.
- Season with cracked black pepper.
- Serve immediately after adding your favorite toppings like parsley or chives for added flavor.
Grits and Greens
Grits are a southern breakfast staple; if you haven’t tried them yet, you should. They’re porridge made from corn (the same kind of corn that goes into popcorn). Grits can be served with bacon, eggs, cheese, or sausage. And if you’re feeling adventurous, there’s always gravy.
Pairing grits with greens—collard greens or kale work well because they have a nice texture that complements the softness of the grits. If you want to get fancy, you can make your fried green tomatoes as an accompaniment—and don’t forget some hot sauce.
Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
Sausage gravy and biscuits is a Southern breakfast staple that will have you saying “y’all” in no time. The sausage gravy is a thick, creamy sauce made from sausage, butter, and flour. Biscuits are made by mixing flour, sugar, and shortening with some baking powder before being flattened into round discs and baked in the oven until golden brown. These two dishes are usually eaten together—the biscuit soaking up all that delicious gravy.
Eggs Benedict is the classic breakfast dish you probably grew up with, but it’s so delicious that it deserves a spot in your routine. Eggs Benedict is made with an English muffin and topped with ham or bacon, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. The sauce adds a creamy element to the dish, which helps balance the healthy fats from the meat and egg yolk.
Yogurt Parfait (Cereal, Milk, and a Bit of Fruit)
This healthy breakfast is a great way to start your day. The protein in the yogurt will help keep you full, and the fruit adds some flavor. Add granola for crunchiness, nuts, or honey for extra sweetness and caffeine if you need a morning boost (coffee optional).
Pancakes are one of the best breakfast foods. They’re easy to make, delicious, and filling. You can top them with just about anything you want, from berries to chocolate chips, so it’s hard not to love them. If you want something a little bit different from the everyday pancake recipe, many other options for toppings or mix-ins will create a unique dish every time.
Try adding walnuts to your batter or sprinkling cinnamon sugar on top before flipping them over in the pan; experiment with these ideas until you find what works best for you.
Toast with Toppings
Toast is excellent breakfast food. It pairs well with almost any topping, from peanut butter to bananas and berries. Toast has been a staple of many cultures for centuries, making it one of the most beloved breakfast foods.
Toast is delicious as a snack or with toppings like avocado or hummus. It’s versatile enough to make toast out of almost any bread—you need some butter to spread on top.
Hopefully, you’ve found some inspiration to try some new breakfast foods. Breakfast is an important meal of the day and a great way to kick off your morning. It can also help you feel better and have more energy throughout the day if you eat it right. Don’t forget that moderation is key when making changes to your diet. If there are too many changes all at once, it may be too much stress on your body. Start slowly by swapping out one food item per week or month.