Broccoli? For Breakfast????!!!!!

United States
October 30, 2008 11:46am CST
Yep, I had broccoli for breakfast this morning! Know wny? Because that is what I WANTED! I think it is kind of sad that we get locked into things, sometimes. Like there are certain things you have for lunch or dinner, but you don't eat them for breakfast because it is "just wrong". WHY is it wrong? I am not big on so called breakfast foods. I do eat oatmeal for breakfast. But, I am just as likely to have it for lunch or dinner with a slice of mutligrain toast, as I am for breakfast. So, I got up this morning, wanting broccoli, so what? Is that weird? Do I care? What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten for breakfast?
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@empracht (45)
• United States
30 Oct 08
About a week ago I made spinach for breakfast. I had a very strong craving for it. And actually, if you follow body cycles for what foods you should be eating in each part of the day, when you wake up, your body is in fasting mode and the first thing you want to do in the morning is wake up your cleansing mode. For that you should eat fruits and veggies. So actually, your body would love it if you ate more veggies for breakfast. Great job!
• United States
31 Oct 08
I love me some fruits and veggies, any time. Usually when I have left overs from dinner the night before, I will pull out the veggies and eat them. I used to sneak my brothers' and sister's vegetables off their plates when Mom wasn't watching and eat them.*L*
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• Lubbock, Texas
31 Oct 08
All you moms out there listen up. Eventually your kids tell on themselves!
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• United States
31 Oct 08
*LOL* You already knew I ate everybody's veggies, didn't you?
@littleowl (7157)
31 Oct 08
Hi bo'...I don't normally eat reakfast at all sometimes once in a blue moon and then I only have a slice of toast..but as for you I really don't think it is weird to have broccoli for breakfast if that is what you want and not strange either..it is so good for you so it is also a healthy breakfast...littleowl
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• United States
31 Oct 08
I have more breakfast at dinner than I do for breakfast, littleowl. When I was in school, I ate breakfast every morning. When I got married, not so much. I don't know why, but, I just didn't want it. Now, I have started eating my lunches or dinners for breakfast. I just don't find breakfast foods appealing.
@jackgym (276)
• Australia
30 Oct 08
I used to have breakfast in bed, but now that my wife has changed her habits and likes "it" later in the day, I now have cornflakes at the kitchen table, BORING!
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Bo shakes her head at jack NOT exactly the strange things for breakfast I was talking about!
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• Lubbock, Texas
30 Oct 08
The most unusual thing I've ever eaten for breakfast?? Hmmm I can't be specific, but I've been known to eat the leftovers from supper if it was something I liked cold, like salmon patties, or pizza, or potato salad, or. . .you name it. Why cook "breakfast" if you want lunch or dinner food in the morning?
• United States
30 Oct 08
Oh, I have been known to eat salmon patties and potato salad right out of the fridge. And cold cornbread dressing is the best! Oh, yeah, and I think I had chicken salad at your place, one morning. *L* Now I know where I get it.
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@Hatley (164517)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi you all are making me hungry again and I just ate' supper. sigh. shame on all you. cornbread dressing yum.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Everybody to my house! I am always looking for an excuse to make dressing when it's not "in season"!
@mands61123 (2098)
31 Oct 08
aww trees (thats what my nephew calls them if you want broccoli for breaky babes have it!!! mmm got me thinking now pizza no chinese no probably breakfast cereal lmao i love love love cereal (curently have in cornflakes, rice crispys, weetabix, weetabix minis, cocopops, crunchy nut cornflakes and readybrek (no we don't have kids) but don't remember the last time i actually ate it for breakfast. I always have it for lunch or supper sometimes tea but not really breakfast as i don't like to eat as soon as i get up and if i do i have fruit or smoothie. Is that weird?
• United States
31 Oct 08
*LOL* I have a nephew who calls broccoli trees, too. He's 23 and still calls them that. Sometimes, in the evening, I want something sweet. If I can't figure out what it is I want, I will have a bowl of frosted mini wheats. It is kind of healthy, and a little sweet and it takes care of the craving.
31 Oct 08
he's just turned 18 so he's not exactly a nipper either lol yeh exactly just right for a snack or meal in my case lol
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• South Africa
31 Oct 08
man i really dont think this is strange, you can eat whatever you want! I had a few lamb shanks bright early in the morning!!! BEcause I feel like it and I am hungry for it!!!
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Good! I say have what your body tells you to have!
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@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I guess some people consider foods in certain categories, such as breakfast foods (typically cereal, pancakes, etc), lunches (such as sandwiches), and dinners (such as entrees of sorts I suppose)... I think food is food. If you want broccoli in the morning for your breakfast, what IS wrong with that? I think nothing is! I have had veggie chili for breakfast, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, veggie hot dogs with nacho cheese, of course re-heated pizza, and many other things some may consider "strange" for the first meal of the day. On the same note, I have had cereal for lunch, pancakes for dinner, and other foods considered breakfast foods later in the day. I don't set a time for what type of food I eat. As long as I provide variety and nutrients in my diet, and my stomach can handle it, I don't see any problem with eating anything at anytime!
• United States
31 Oct 08
I just had some vegetarian chili for the first time last week. It was really good. I had made chili pie for dinner, and my daughter's best friend brought some of her chili over and I made hers from her chili. There was a serving left over, and that is what I had for breakfast the next morning. Pretty good stuff.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I would eat brocoli for breakfast if it was in an omelet, I love broccoli and cheese omelets or spinach and cheese omelets, yummy. Probably the weirdest thing I have ever eaten for breakfast is fish. I was still pretty young and spent the night at a friends house. They were not breakfast eaters, but I have always had to eat breakfast. All they really had was fish, so I had fish, it was kind of strange, but it satisfied the morning hunger.
• United States
31 Oct 08
I eat left over fish for breakfast, from time to time. Certain kinds of fish, prepared a certain way is pretty good cold.
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@ptrikha_2 (9544)
• India
31 Oct 08
Well; I do not have any such memory of something strange for my breakfast .
• United States
31 Oct 08
Try it sometime, you might find you like it!
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
wow thebohemianheart...that's actually a healthy breakfast...and i think that's nice breakfast... i would try that one of these days... :) i got the idea from you, thanks...
• United States
31 Oct 08
You are welcome. Enjoy! *S*
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
31 Oct 08
That is definitely a pretty strange thing to have for breakfast! lol. But there is no question that it's healthy. I wouldn't necessarily call it weird but it's certainly a little unusual to have broccoli as the first meal of the day after getting up. I have to push myself to eat any breakfast whatsoever and lately have been having red grapefruit. I can't recall anything overly strange I have had but I guess left over dinner from the night before like chicken or stir fry etc is the closest I get to strange I suppose.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
I told PJ that I decided on broccoli for breakfast because it makes most people gassy. If I eat it for breakfast, when I am the only one home, it gives me time to get it all out of my system and air the house out before everyone gets home.*L*
@IWINNIE (11)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I agree, I had bananas tonight. I have what I want when I want it. There is no law that saids I can't eat what I want, when I want it. There were some mornings when I wanted to eat what I cooked for dinner the night before.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
I love, love, love bananas! And, I have often had dinner from the night before for breakfast. I am glad there are lots of weird people out there. Come to think of it, if there are that many of us out there, maybe the people who eat breakfast for breakfast are the weird ones, don't you think?*L*
@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I don't believe in something being restricted to breakfast, dinner, or lunch. I just eat whatever I feel like eating. I've had pizza for breakfast. Spaghetti. Chicken. You name it and i've had it for breakfast. I don't care for breakfast foods either. Ocassionally I like a Omlette with some hot buttered biscuits or a bowl of cereal but thats it.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Mmmmmmm, now hot biscuits I might do in the mornings, especially if I have a nice piece of white meat chicken. Biscuit and chicken sandwich for breakfast sounds pretty good.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
31 Oct 08
When I was a kid, my mom used to try to force me to eat oatmeal...different cereals for breakfast etc. I really couldn't and still can't stand the taste of cereal. I also didn't like things like pancakes & waffles for breakfast. I did like toast and eggs but we only had that on weekends. Finally, frustrated from our daily battle, she asked my doctor for suggestions. He asked me what I would like to eat in the morning. I loved left over pizza, cheeseburgers....any food that was left over from dinner the night before. The doctor told my mom to let me eat whatever I wanted and that most of the stuff I listed was healthier than much of the cereals and whatnot that kids got for breakfast anyway. I didn't expect her to cook me anything special so I just heated up left overs and had that for breakfast. ....end of the battle!
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Yeah, I used to try to get my son to eat "normal" breakfasts, too. The pediatrician told me that kids will ask for what their bodies need. So, peanut butter and waffles, or cold chicken, or even turkey sandwiches got to be an everyday breakfast when he was little.
@Hatley (164517)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Oct 08
hi bohemian heart No thats not weird at all. broccoli is good for you and noone says you cannot eat that anytime you want. My weird things are cold leftover pizza, and around the holidays I love to sneak a piece of pumpkin or mincemeat pie those are not as good for you as veggies however. but cold pizza for breakfast is a thing with me for some reason.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
I love cold pizza, Hatley. I also like fried spaghetti. Just take the left over spaghetti, dump it in a hot skillet and let it brown on one side, flip it and brown the other side. Good stuff! Crunchy on the outside, still soft spaghetti on the inside.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
31 Oct 08
Strangest? The previous night's left over chinese take away, ditto Indian, Pizza and oven chips (fries). Tins and tins of macaroni cheese which I hate and had to eat because my Mum gave me a case (and I was poor). My Granny used to roast me a whole chicken for my breakfast (I didn't eat it all!). My aunt once made me a pile of pancakes and liberally sprinkled them with salt instead of sugar. But never trees. Or broccoli as you call it.
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Oh, well, maybe you should try it sometime. Steam it, put a little butter....just a little bit, and yummmm!
• United States
31 Oct 08
*LOL* I meant try it for breakfast.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
31 Oct 08
Maybe I will. My BIL is on something called the "Cabbage Soup Diet" at the moment and has the stuff for breakfast. Disgusting at any time of the day, but first thing in the morning?!@!
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@gemini_rose (16193)
31 Oct 08
The strangest thing that I have ever eaten for breakfast is leftover pizza or chinese takeaway from the night before. Never brocolli, I like it but would never eat it early in a morning! But you are right there is no reason why we should not eat what we want to for breakfast or any meal!
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• United States
31 Oct 08
From the looks of all the responses here, pizza and Chinese food are two breakfast favorites. I certainly don't turn my nose up at them.
@gemini_rose (16193)
31 Oct 08
It tastes even better second time around, and is great for curing a hangover! Not that I have had one for many years now of course, but when I used to drink a lot it was what I would eat first thing the next morning!
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• United States
1 Nov 08
Right, there are somethings that are better after they sit in the fridge, all the flavors melding together.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I don't really thing that there should be anything strange for breakfast. Eggs, bacon and hash browns are typical, but not all that good for you. I've had salad for breakfast, especially in the summer. If it's really hot out, I frequently have cold cereal and milk for lunch. It's getting colder now, so I like soup for breakfast, this monring I had cream of broccoli soup (we must think alike) with a couple of slices of pumpernickle bread. It was great. Cold pizza and leftover chinese food are always good too. I really like Janes idea of ice cream with a bit of fruit on it. If some one asks, depending on who it is, you can call it a chilled fruit dish...lol. Mine would probably be a triple scoop dish with a blueberry on top .
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• United States
31 Oct 08
Oh, yeah. I had some homemade broccoli cheese soup for breakfast the other morning. We had made chicken spaghetti the night before and there was about a bowl full of the sauce left over. I just got that, steamed some broccoli, put a handful of cheese in with it, and viola! My breakfast!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
31 Oct 08
Wow...cheesy broccoli florentine soup! That sounds terrific! Do you ever throw stuff together on inspiration like that, and it's so good that you plan to make it again...on purpose?
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• United States
1 Nov 08
Yes, all the time! The only problem is that I don't ever remember exactly what it was I did, so it doesn't turn out the same way every time.*L*
@romfreak (40)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I don't have any particular eating time or choice,people say it is bad but nothing has happened to me yet
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• United States
31 Oct 08
I eat when I'm hungry, not when I'm "supposed" to. My ex son in law used to say, Eat to live, don't live to eat. That is pretty much what I do.
• United States
1 Nov 08
Nice for you, I am little different you see,if I am engrossed in a work I may not eat at all but if I am with my friends partying I may eat a lot too,So nothing is permanent for me
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Nov 08
I eat other foods at the 'wrong' times, don't care what anybody thinks. It's going to be a rare day that you see me eating broccoli for breakfast though!
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• United States
19 Nov 08
*L* that's ok, it just leaves more for me for breakfast.