Healthy, simple breakfast ideas



Sardine Scramble

“Sardine Scramble” is my own name for scrambled eggs with sardines.  I don’t remember where I got the idea, but the company that sells the sardines I bought from Costco has a similar recipe called Fisherman’s Breakfast.

My recipe is so modest it hardly merits being called a recipe.  In a large skillet, I covered the bottom with avocado oil, put in 4 eggs and a can of sardines.  Heat at medium low on our gas cooktop until the eggs are cooked, constantly mixing and separating the sardines into smaller, bite-sized pieces.  After serving, I added salt and pepper to taste.  This made twice as much food as I felt like eating, but I wasn’t especially hungry.

The virtues of this simple meal include:

  • A non-cook like myself can easily prepare it. (It’s an alternative to another simple breakfast I make which is chopping up an Applegate sausage and mixing it in with scrambled eggs.)
  • Tastes good and filling
  • Easy way for me to get fish into my diet (per Mark Hyman in “What the Heck Should I Eat?”, we should eat fish three times a week)


Also known as porridge.

What oatmeal does to the body


This site says to use a 1 to 4 ratio of steel-cut oatmeal to water.  I put in a 1/4 cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of water, let it simmer for 30 minutes, then added cinnamon and blueberries at the end. I ended up with oatmeal soup: