Then and Now: How Has Your Breakfast Changed?

I have a very distinct memory of sitting down with my mother at the breakfast table with a bowl of Wheaties and a banana sliced on top. She would tell me stories about when she was little, sitting at the table with her Grandfather and sharing the very same breakfast. Now that I'm older, I don't remember the last time I had a bowl of my nostalgic past, but I can tell you it set the bar for my morning eating habits — I still don't like sugar cereals, not even Frosted Flakes, even if Tony the Tiger tells me they're Greeeeeaaat!

With so many more breakfast options open to us these days, how has your breakfast routine changed since you were little? Are you a past Corn Pops lover who turned to granola and yogurt? These days I find myself eating things that are high protein and fiber, low carb and sugar... all the while thinking back to my younger years.

Saturday mornings I found my father in the kitchen preparing hash or waffles as big as my head while Sundays held my mother's scratch biscuits and fruit. Although it seemed like less of a chore to wake up and eat what was prepared for you, I do think there's a wider variety of breakfast foods, flavors and tastes available to the average consumer now.

Has your morning routine done a complete 180 degrees from when you were little? Share your before and after breakfast meals in the comments below!

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.

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