Our Favorite Staple Breakfast Items Ranked!

It is no secret that we are kind of obsessed with breakfast here. We enjoy every single aspect of breakfast from smelling freshly brewed coffee or hearing that sweet sizzle of bacon in a frying pan.bowl-of-oatmeal

With what is going on in the world, more and more people are staying home to avoid getting sick so we decided to put together a list of our favorite breakfast items that you can pick up next time you are at the store.

1. Oats

Oats are at the top of our list because they are shelf-stable, can be easily customized, and are super easy to make.

Oats offer a great source of fiber and if you add a little bit of honey and fruit, it almost tastes like you are eating dessert!

2. Eggs

Eggs are second on our list because they are extremely versatile. You can scramble them, poach them, fry them, hard boil them...you get the picture. Eggs are also an excellent source of inexpensive protein and can be added to a variety of dishes so don't just limit yourself to having eggs for breakfast!

Eggs don't go bad too quickly, but they do go bad even when refrigerated hence why they are in the number two spot on our list!

3. Bacon

Bacon comes in at number 3 because it is versatile, but not quite as versatile as the egg. Bacon is a good source of protein and extremely delicious. We have met very very few people who dislike bacon and, like eggs, it can be used in non-breakfast dishes!

4. Sausage

Why is sausage below bacon? Well, we didn't want this to be a popularity contest but when it comes to ranking these two, that is what set them apart. Sausage is extremely delicious but not nearly as versatile or popular as bacon so, we put it at number 4. Sausage can also be frozen and used as needed which increases it's shelf-life.

5. Yogurt

Yogurt - especially Greek yogurt - can be packed with the protein you need to get through your day. Add some granola and you have protein and fiber in one cup It is a tasty, light breakfast that many sing praises to every morning. We put this in the 5th spot on the list because it's shelf life is comparable to eggs and well...the texture isn't for everyone.

If you are a yogurt fan, you probably keep your fridge pretty well stocked but some of us fall off the yogurt wagon and need a reminder to hop back on.

6. Fruit

Fruit is delicious and the ONLY reason it is this far down on the list is that it can go bad quickly! Now, if you are an avid smoothie maker, you probably don't have this issue but it can be difficult - especially for small households - to move through a bag of oranges in a week.

Now, you should definitely take eat fruit! It is extremely good for you. If you have trouble going through fresh fruit, you can buy frozen varieties that will stay good longer!

7. Bagels

Bagels are sadly at the bottom of the list because...most of them offer little to no nutritional value. Don't get us wrong, we LOVE bagels but they aren't as essential as the other breakfast staples on our list. New Yorkers, we apologize.

What are your favorite breakfast staples? Let us know in the comments below.

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