Breakfast @ 226 - Yogurt Toast

During the week, we usually have very basic breakfasts.  They rotate between toast with almond butter and sliced banana, raisin bran with almond milk and on mornings when we have a few extra minutes, a fried egg with toast.  Nothing special or unusual or particularly inspiring happens in our house before 9 a.m.  There's just a lot of routine.  Brush your teeth and sometimes your hair.  Get dressed.  Pick your breakfast.  Eat your breakfast.  Feed the dog.  Feed the cat. Get your backpack and shoes.  Get in the car and go to school.  It sounds almost dismal, doesn't it?

Let me ease your mind by telling you it's not all done in militant type order, with little enthusiasm.  Not exactly, there are laughs and kisses and sometimes crying about arbitrary and completely avoidable subjects like who gets the melamine rainbow plate.  Sometimes we even play a quick card game or Beckett tells one of his ghost stories (which can take hours).  But for the most part, we save our indulgent, involved breakfasts for the weekend, sitting at the table drizzling maple syrup for over an hour.  During the week, it's more about short prep time and little fuss.  

If your weekdays are similar, here's a toast to throw into the mix.  It's not any more complicated than any of the aforementioned breakfasts, but it certainly is a bit more exciting.  It sounds unfamiliar and a little against the grain to put yogurt on toast.  But, just try it and you'll change your mind.  

Yogurt Toast with Pistachios and Honey - If you use Greek yogurt (which I would suggest that you do) this breakfast has the added benefit of a protein jolt, hopefully getting your kids through till lunch without hunger pangs.  Serve with some sliced oranges or strawberries and it's a nice, quick little weekday breakfast.

Serves 2

2 slices of sprouted bread (or your favorite whole grain bread), toasted
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
a scant 1/4 cup lightly salted pistachios, roughly chopped if you have the time
a scant 1/4 cup dried cherries, or other dried fruit (optional)
drizzle of honey

Spread the yogurt onto the two pieces of toast.  Divide the pistachios (and cherries if you're using) evenly on the two pieces of toast and lightly drizzle with honey.

Don't make this too far in advance, the toast does get soggy after about 1/2 an hour.

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