What's for Breakfast? 30 Great Ideas

Megan is a sucker for sustainable agriculture and a good farmers market, she likes writing about food almost as much as eating it.
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How do you start your day? (La.blasco/Creative Commons)

Today, TakePart asked its Food, Inc community a simple question: What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Within an hour, more than a thousand replies flooded in.

A quick look at the responses reveals that Food, Inc. fans are definitely voting with their forks—organic and local options were the majority!

We grabbed thirty of the breakfast ideas to kick off the month of April. Next time you're struggling to shake up your morning routine, try some of these.

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Mmm...eggs taste twice as good when they come from your own backyard! (avlxyz/Creative Commons)

Annaleigh Novak: Spinach, peach, cantaloupe, date smoothie and a slice of crustless quiche, courtesy of our free range, pasture fed chickens.

Cristina Hampton: Organic sprouted tofu scramble with broccoli and zucchini... And fresh milled whole wheat cinnamon rolls with raisins and earth balance.... Orange zest frosting...an amazing homemade breakfast... Vegan style!

April Donahue: Smoothie made of: coconut milk, frozen blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, fresh spinach, and ground flax seeds. It's a great pick me up any time of day!

Tiffany O'Neill: Oatmeal with organic yogurt and cinnamon and hot green tea!

Jeanie B. Borden: Yogurt, banana, walnuts mixed together, slice of homemade wholewheat bread with real butter and grape jam, glass of milk. It was good!

Adrian Hey: Oat bran hot cereal with organic blueberries, slivered almonds, a sprinkle of brown sugar and soy milk.

Dawn Carver: Organic sprouted wheat bread with hazelnut butter and a banana.

Joanna Keilson: an orange and trail mix

Renee H. Brown: organic egg whites, organic black beans & organic avocado!

Kevin Phillips: Spinach, onion, zuchini, mushroom, and salmon egg white scramble with home fried potatoes in walnut oil.

Samantha Virella: Free rage local sunny side up eggs cooked in coconut oil, on toasted Ezekiel bread. With a side of organic strawberries and bananas!

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Bid the day hello with a bowl of fruit and yogurt. (adactio/Creative Commons)

Katie Yager: Whole wheat bagel w/cream cheese & preserves, and a banana. Oh and OJ to wash it down (all organic of course). YUMMY!

Michael Davis: 4 whole eggs with 2 cups spinach, half avacado, little bit of salsa, one apple sliced up with almond butter

Charlotte Shoneman: Kale and eggs

Emily Catone-Malloy: An egg, quinoa, spinach, broccoli, turmeric, avocado, fermented salsa, fresh garlic and Ginger. Yummy!

Amelia Conrado: Esequial English muffin w/ earth balance buttery spread & local Colorado honey. Decaf black tea w/ fresh raw goat milk from next door neighbors goat.

Darcie Griffin: Homemade granola bar and coffee.

Kailan Newstead Tutrani: A smoothie w/ beet greens, cilantro, strawberries, mango, banana, flax and chia meal, avocado, and pomegranate juice and kefir

Ellen Healy: Homemade pancakes! (egg whites, oats, bananas, strawberries, and cottege cheese!) Yum yum yum!

Joanna Shepherd: Homemade bread and homemade Jam

Gus Moyer: Hemp smoothie with a red delicious apple and banana.

Jamie Joslin: Organic cold oats with hemp seeds, cacao nibs, shredded coconut, almond slices, and goji berries

Kimberly Kelley: Gluten free oatmeal with almond milk, organic applesauce, and cinnamon..... My favorite breakfast:)

Katie Berghammer Petersen Two local organic happy chicken eggs with two organic honey and flax sprouted wheat bread. :)

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Whole grainy goodness. (spablab/Creative Commons)

Jennifer A Tardy: Oatmeal with flaxseed and sliced apple, also 1 egg and 3 egg whites scrambled. Yumm

Lorae Farrell Mundt: ‎1 egg and 3 egg whites scrambled (made from eggs of the chickens that live next door); 1 piece of canadian bacon (from a small, local farm who raises hogs outdoors and ham is free of nitrites, MSG, and preservatives) and a cup of green tea.

Naomi Smith-Long: Quinoa hot cereal with organic pears and organic coffee

Jarrod Starr: Home raised scrambled eggs from our excellent free range hens!


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