Oatmeal, yogurt and grapes, oh my!

Mmmm, breakfast for dinner. Also known as brinner. Breakfast is often my favorite meal of the day. When done right (meaning healthy), breakfast is filling without being heavy and nutritious without being overly caloric. Having breakfast foods for dinner is a great way to mix up the usual routine and have something unexpected. This was my dinner tonight:

Oatmeal with peaches and blueberries, lime yogurt and fresh grapes (Photo by Anna Miars)

Some of my favorite breakfast meals, whether eaten in the morning or at night, are:

***I’ve included links to my preferred brands.

Oatmeal with fresh or frozen fruit. I add frozen peaches, strawberries and blueberries to plain instant oatmeal. A little drizzle of honey is the finishing touch.

Whole wheat waffles with peanut butter and banana. A great mix of carbs/fiber, protein and fruit. This can be made with bread and grilled (Elvis’ favorite). Perfect anytime day or night.

Whole wheat English muffins with peanut butter and honey. Two whole wheat English muffins with a light spread of creamy peanut butter and a drizzle of honey are filling and satisfying.

Cheerios with fresh fruit and yogurt. Cheerios with a cup of skim milk and blueberries or a sliced banana is quick and simple. A side of nonfat yogurt adds protein.

Other breakfast for dinner ideas, a little fancier than mine:

10 Ways to Eat Brinner (Breakfast for Dinner)

MSN’s Delish: Breakfast for Dinner

Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals: Breakfast for Dinner

Martha’s Quick Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes

Enjoy!

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