Ever since I was little, cereal was my go-to breakfast. I loved to eat Lucky Charms, Froot Loops, or Cocoa Pebbles and then top it off with some sliced bananas.
Now that I am older, I still like cereal. I love Cheerios, Rice Crispies, and Cap’n Crunch. Of course, I wouldn’t turn down a veggie omelet or a full American breakfast consisting of hash browns, bacon, scrambled eggs, and toast.
But when I’m in a time crunch or just don’t feel like cooking, cereal is my go-to meal on the weekend. In fact, it’s my go-to meal for not just breakfast, but lunch and dinner as well.
Here are four reasons why it is:
1–It’s Easy to Make
You don’t need to be a high-end chef to make cereal. Anyone can make cereal. All you need is some milk and your cereal of choice. And I guess good poise to help you pour the right amount of milk to your cereal. I mean, the cereal to milk ratio has to be about 2:1. I don’t like my cereal too soggy or wet, after all.
Of course, you can cook or bake with cereal if you want. You can make rice crispy treats with Rice Crispies cereal. Add some Lucky Charms cereal to a cake. Or use corn flakes cereal to make your fried chicken extra crispy. There’s a lot of creative potential from a regular box of cereal. It’s never a bad idea to keep a box of cereal handy in the pantry for one of these creative pursuits.
You can eat cereal dry or wet. You can eat it without milk or with milk. You can eat it with almond milk, soy milk, or cow milk. You can add bananas or strawberries or any fruit you want. You can add nuts to it. Heck, you can even add whipped cream or peanut butter to it. Or you can make yourself a fried ice cream with cornflakes. Whatever floats your boat.
Cereal is one of those foods that can be healthy or unhealthy, depending on what ingredients you use. Of course, some types of cereal are pretty sugary and has a lot of fat. Others, however, are pretty healthy with good fats, fiber, iron, and even some vitamins.
I love that anyone can just roll out of bed, scramble to the kitchen, and make cereal in less time than is needed to brush your teeth. Cereal is perfect for those busy mornings when you literally have only five minutes to get ready.
No cooking involved, just put on clothes and wash up, eat, and then out the door the next minute. Now, that is magic.
What do you enjoy eating for breakfast?