Breakfast: The “Best of Both Worlds” Fage Post

When I wrote a story on Greek yogurt a few months ago, the photodietitian I interviewed recommended mixing in fresh fruit to give a little sweetness to the yogurt, rather than buying the ones with the strawberry, cherry or peach fruit preserves attached in a cute little side compartment. In principle, I agree with her: Less sugar, more natural fruit goodness, more ounces of yogurt per container. In actuality, the yogurt is too sour for me with just fresh fruit. It needs honey, or a Sugar in the Raw packet, or something.

Today I added a handful of blueberries in to the yogurt on top of the peach preserves — the yogurt was a great vehicle for the berries (not all shown; kept replenishing as I ate), and I got the sweetness quotient. Mmm.


Breakfast: The Expiration Dates Do Matter Post

photoTwo-part breakfast story today:

I didn’t believe that granola expires (this little package has a Sept 2007 expiration date), but apparently it does. A year-and-a-half past optimal eating conditions, the granola and contents were stale in that soft, a-little-mushy way. Really, not so good. I ate a few pieces until I was convinced it was true, that granola actually can expire, then finally stopped.

I turned to trusty backup, Fage 2% Greek yogurt with jammy mix-in, this time peach, which didn’t expire until sometime in June. As in 2009.

Breakfast: Friday, April 24, 2009

Best of breakfast plans foiled!

Was going to go for classy eggs, but Dean & Deluca’s breakfast grill closes at 10a… On the other hand I could have purchased an overpriced, meatless Caesar salad at 10:45a.

Instead I’m opting for one of my standbys, the question being, which to choose?

COST: $2.50
PREP TIME: lost trip to D&D

Breakfast: Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Sweet and sour, tangy even.

That’s about how I feel this morning after a night that devolved from wine and cheese to shots of some Polish vodka at KGB Bar that puts the sweet back into vodka like it hasn’t been for years.

Here’s hoping the ying-yang of Fage 2% Greek yogurt and clover blossom honey achieves the seemingly-impossible feat of returning my body to a state of normalcy.

COST: $1.99
PREP TIME: seconds

Breakfast: Monday, March 23, 2009


Oy, it’s Monday.

The goods for this groggy, maybe I had one too many glasses of wine while setting up this blog last night, sort of Monday morning are intended to be fortifying, in two phases:

PHASE ONE: 12 oz Tropicana “Pure Valencia” orange juice, followed by

PHASE TWO: 7 oz Fage 2% Greek yogurt with a healthy dollop of McLure’s clover blossom honey from New England … Mmmm … Or should I say bzzzzz …

COST: $3.99 (not including honey)
PREP TIME: 30 seconds