Contributed by Casey Rackham, a BU Journalism student and current intern at WBUR.
I’ve never been one for eating breakfast; it’s just not my thing. But before some of you pounce on me for not liking what many call their favorite meal of the day, let it be known that it’s not the food I don’t like. It’s the time of day I have to eat it.
Believe me, I’ll have some blueberry pancakes soaked in maple syrup with a side of scrambled eggs any day – I just don’t have the time to make it and eat it before I go to work. I usually just grab a granola bar or piece of fruit on my way out of the door and save my first meal of the day for lunch.
Janice and Liz over at Meal Makeover Moms understand the need for a fast and easy breakfast. They’ve adapted a recipe for whole grain raspberry breakfast bars from Driscoll’s, a company known for their berries. The bars look like they could be more of dessert than anything, but hey, who am I to go against the word of two registered dieticians?
In an effort to meet them halfway, the raspberry bars seem more like a grown-up version of a Pop Tart rather than a dessert. Made with oats, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, wheat germ and an egg, and filled with a gooey raspberry filling, these bars are a delicious and fiber-filled way to start your day.
Who knows? This might be the recipe that converts me into a daily breakfast kind of gal.