Breakfast is considered by many to be the most important meal of the day. And that's not for nothing! The first meal of the day is responsible for breaking the sleep fast, being called breakfast in some places. Eating in the morning is what gives you the energy and focus you need to start your day. So, never skip breakfast. You will end up feeling sluggish and regretting bitterness. If you're in a hurry, don't know how to cook or just want to enjoy a delicious breakfast, how about betting on a bowl of cereal? You can not go wrong!
Part 1 of 4: Eating cold cereal
Step 1. Pour cereal into bowl
The amount will depend on the size of your hunger. A full bowl can keep you satisfied for several hours, while a small bowl can make a great morning snack. Just be careful not to overdo it. After all, you need to leave room for milk.
- If you're concerned about your health or aren't sure how much to eat, take a look at the nutritional chart on the package to see what portion the manufacturer recommends.
- Tightly close the box or bag after filling the bowl so the cereal doesn't wither. You can also store the rest in a Tupperware or other similar container to make the cereal last longer.
Step 2. Add milk
When it comes to milk, everyone prefers it in a different way. Start by pouring the milk in little by little, until the cereal starts to float. To leave the beans just a little bit wet, still with some crunchiness, just use a little milk. If you prefer a cereal soup, with that broth left over at the bottom, fill the bowl well.
Step 3. Try adding another ingredient
Some people like to eat cereal with fruits like blueberries, strawberries or chopped bananas. To add a special touch to cereals, add a pinch of sugar or cinnamon. Don't be afraid to get creative! You can add as many extra ingredients as you like to the cereal, especially if it doesn't taste great on its own.
Step 4. Eat on your own time
Respecting your personal speed is an important part of eating cereal. If you eat quickly, the beans will stay crisp until the end. On the other hand, if you take it easy and enjoy each spoonful, they will gradually become softer. Eat your breakfast at the speed you prefer. The important thing is to make the most of the cereal bowl!
Step 5. Drink the milk from the bottom
When you run out of cereal, it's quite possible that you'll still have a little milk left in the bottom of the bowl, especially if you've added a lot. With a delicious taste of cereal, this broth should not be thrown away. Here are some suggestions for what you can do with it:
- Hold the bowl with both hands and drink the milk.
- Put a little more cereal in the bowl to eat with the rest of the milk.
Part 2 of 4: Eating Hot Cereals
Step 1. Cook the cereal
Whether you choose to make oat bran, wheat cereal, corn porridge or any other type of hot cereal, follow the preparation instructions. Carefully read what is written on the package to know how to cook the cereal. Usually, hot cereals can be prepared in different ways both by those who love cooking and those who don't like to put in too much effort to eat.
Step 2. Add some extra ingredients
After you finish cooking the cereal, try adding some extra ingredients to give it a taste. Oat bran is great with brown sugar, nuts, fruits and chocolate chips. Wheat cereal and corn porridge combine perfectly with butter and eggs. Another great idea is to turn a spoonful of peanut butter over cereal. The heat from the beans will pass into the butter, causing it to melt and be incorporated into the mixture. A dash of cinnamon and sugar can also help make your breakfast even sweeter and more delicious.
Step 3. Eat the cereal
Let it cool down before dropping it in your mouth. Burning your mouth is a very painful way to start the day. If you're in a hurry, blow on each spoonful before taking it to your mouth. Thoroughly mix the extra ingredients with the cereal before eating so the final bites don't tasteless.
Hot cereal tends to stick to the sides of the bowl. Scrape them with a spoon to clean the plate
Part 3 of 4: Choosing the ingredients
Step 1. Choose a cereal
Anyone who has been through the supermarket's cereal section knows that the options are almost endless. The type of cereal you choose will directly affect your breakfast. Some products are sweet and full of sugar, while others are healthier, with fiber and whole grains. Not all cereals are the same. Examine your options carefully.
- The sweetest and most colorful cereals, such as Fruit Loops, Nescau Cereal, Sucrilhos and Moça Flakes, turn breakfast into a true dessert. While they taste good, these kids' favorites are also sugar-coated and should be eaten in moderation.
- For a healthier option, invest in a high fiber cereal with a high percentage of whole grains. It's also good if the cereal is high in protein, so you'll be satisfied longer. Some options in this regard are Cheerios, Nesfit, 7 Grãos Zooreta and Müsli.
- Granola and muesli are also healthy options to leave you with a full stomach. Read our articles on how to make homemade muesli and granola.
Step 2. Choose the milk
As in the case of cereals, the options are not few. Among the different types of cow's milk, lactose-free milks and vegetable milks, you will certainly find one that is delicious with your favorite cereal.
- When we say the word milk, most people think of cow's milk, which is available on the market in whole, semi-skimmed and skimmed versions. Whole milk has a stronger taste and 3.2% fat. The semi-skimmed is lighter, with 1% to 2% fat. Skimmed milk, in turn, has 0% fat. The taste is a little weaker, but it's the less caloric option. To choose the cow's milk that's right for you, take into account your diet and personal preferences.
- Lactose-free milks are great for those who have a queasy stomach after drinking milk. Many people are lactose intolerant, which means they can't digest it properly. Lactose-free milk is common milk mixed with lactase, the enzyme responsible for catalyzing lactose, and helps prevent gastrointestinal problems that can be caused by intolerance.
- Vegetable milk is an excellent option for those who are vegan, don't like cow's milk or simply want to try something different. The most famous is almond milk, which comes in different flavors such as vanilla and chocolate. However, there are several options available on the market, such as coconut milk, soy, flaxseed and cashew nuts, among others.
Step 3. Choose some extra ingredients
A great way to add flavor and texture to your breakfast cereal, or even make it healthier, is to add some extra ingredients. Some berries, such as blueberries and bananas, will make your breakfast much richer in vitamins and nutrients. Nuts, on the other hand, will make your cereal bowl much more crispy and proteiny. A spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter can also enrich the cereal with healthy protein and fat. A little cinnamon will make your first meal of the day much tastier without increasing the amount of calories.
Part 4 of 4: Preparing to Eat
Step 1. Choose a bowl
If you don't want to use your usual bowl, be aware that there are several other options. Take the biggest bowl you have in the cupboard if you woke up with that lion hunger. You can even use a batter bowl. If you're not too hungry, use a smaller bowl, like one for salads.
Do not be afraid to dare. Eat cereal from a mug, tupperware, or any other container. There is a whole universe beyond the bowls
Step 2. Choose a spoon
The spoon you choose will have a big impact on the way you eat. A smaller spoon will mean smaller bites, so it will take you longer to finish the cereal. Eating slowly can also help you control yourself better, so a small spoon can be a good choice for those on a diet or not wanting to overeat. On the other hand, a spoonful will allow for bigger bites, perfect for those who are starving and don't want to wait.
Step 3. Choose a place to eat
For a more formal breakfast, set the table in the living room or kitchen. Put a placemat in front of you, a napkin in your lap, and eat your cereal like you would a real meal. For a more casual breakfast, eat your cereal in front of the television, on the computer or even in bed.