Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Breakfast for lunch...and dinner

My mom made breakfast for dinner on Sundays when I was a kid, and I thought it was the best thing ever. Well, yesterday I was so busy I felt like my fingers couldn't type fast enough, and I didn't get around to having lunch until 4pm, so I decided it would just be my dinner, too! (I munched on carrot sticks and Laughing Cow cheese earlier in the day). 

I saw on the Dr. Oz show the other day that any food with a really vibrant orange color helps keep skin looking youthful, so I bought a sweet potato at the grocery store. I chopped it up into tiny pieces to give it a hash brown effect and cooked it in a tsp of extra virgin olive oil. 

Then I scrambled two eggs (one whole, one just the whites) and added peppers, onion and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. I warmed up a whole wheat pita pocket in the oven and stuffed the eggs inside. Yum!

I zoned out in front of the TV for ten minutes (I know, I know you're not supposed to watch TV while you eat) and flipped through this month's issue of Details. I rarely buy men's magazines, but when Channing Tatum is on the cover I do ;)

This morning I decided to take advantage of the $1 oatmeal deal Jamba Juice is doing on Wednesdays. (I think the promo is over in a couple weeks!) I got the banana and apple crumble steel cut oatmeal and added my own shaved almonds on top. It set me back 290 calories, which isn't bad—especially because I'm getting ready to sweat.it.OUT at the gym in a few minutes. I have a feeling the sugar count is a bit high—if I get it again, I'll probably just stick with the fruit. That's the thing I do like about the oatmeal at Starbucks—the toppings come in little packages so you can control how much you want. All in all, I give it two thumbs up. The texture was thick and it really filled me up! 

Who else likes eating breakfast foods for lunch or dinner? And does anyone know about other awesome deals going on like Jamba Juice's $1 oatmeal? Please share!


  1. It's funny my mom used to do the same thing on sunday nights! It was a great sort of tradition and I miss it, I should do like you!

  2. Your scramble from last night looked YUMMY! My parents started to do the "Omelet for Dinner" thing after they became empty-nesters. My dad can pretty much cook only one thing: eggs. So that is what he cooks when he wants to do his part. Strangely enough, there are only two things my boyfriend can cook - eggs and quesadillas. I think it is a guy thing.


  3. oh man that looks great, besides the fact that i don't like sweet potatos much, still looks tasty

  4. I eat breakfast for dinner 2-3 times a week. It is so easy and so good! I make a HUGE egg white omelet with mushrooms and feta, or sometimes broccoli-saw from Trader Joes. Mmmmm!

  5. i eat breakfast for lunch a lot of times, and dinner when i'm FLYING SOLO!
    hash brown effect- love it. =D we are so pals with our own languages

  6. Ym yum! These look so delicious! I always eat breakfast any time of day! My favorite mix of foods!

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  8. I love breakfast and whenever I have a rough morning and want to turn my day around for the second half I go and have breakfast for lunch. It always seems to do the trick. And whenever I travel I google best breakfast and doughnut in the city and indulge myself..

  9. Eggs and quesadillas are about all I am capable of too, SCS! Eggs are so easy, and always satisfying, love them.

    Flip, maybe try cutting up the sweet potato into small pieces like I did—it makes the flavor less overwhelming. I like to burn mine a little to make 'em crispier, and a little olive oil helps too :)

    Kelly, your omelette sounds YUM! I like mushrooms, but I rarely cook with them, I should. I wish Trader Joe's was closer to me!

    Cincy, if you're ever in NYC and need breakfast/doughnut suggestions, you know who to ask! :)

  10. Yes Please! I might have a dinner breakfast tonight! There is a piece of Taylor ham in the fridge calling my name. I never make my own home fries, but I should. Maybe I'll do that too.