Cereal For Dinner

Cereal For Dinner

It has been an incredibly busy week for me. On more than one night I've come home late, exhausted and hungry. The last thing I've wanted to do is cook. I know! Impossible to believe but sadly it's true.

So where is an exhausted, hungry girl to turn for a quick and healthy dinner? Well, this girl turns to cereal. And somewhere my mom's head is spinning. She would tell me, while shaking a finger, that cereal should only be eaten for breakfast. But why not have cereal for dinner?

No, really. In a pinch, cereal is a great choice for dinner. I choose a healthy one like Multigrain Cheerios and make it with skim milk. I also add some sliced banana, blackberries, raspberries and a drizzle of honey. Delicious! Cereal is healthy, balanced, simple to prepare and the clean up is easy.

So, what do you think? Do you ever have breakfast food for dinner? What are your favourites?

28 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love that kind of healthy meal!

Cheers,

Rosa

Pearl said...

sometimes, i eat oatmeal for dinner :)

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

I love making pancakes with bacon and sugar free surup. I also like making french toast with an orange cream cheese filling (will blog that soon).

Breakfast for dinner is a must ever so often!

Your cereal looks delish!

Jenifer

Cereal Killah said...

Breakfast for Dinner always feels classy, because growing up it seemed so special. Can't go wrong. For the life of me I don't know why a restaurant wouldn't at least have a night where that's all they serve.

As for Cereal, ALWAYS a great treat. The only disagreement we have is that I prefer it plain to your idea of putting it in water.

Know what's really great? MOVIE CEREAL. You sneak some cups in and munch on the Cap'n or the some corn pops; it's sugary, much cheaper than candy, lower in fat, and fits in the cup-holder and doesn't make a mess. = Awesome.

Priya said...

Am ready to have this healthy and droolworthy cereal for dinner...yumm!

Ozquilter said...

I often do this, I make my own home made muesli and yogurt and like you add fruit - its nutritious, scrumptious and quick on a late return home from a hard day at work

Ben said...

This is usually what I have for dinner a couple of weeks before the summer starts, lol. You gotta love healthy and delicious choices :)

Babs said...

I have never been a fan of cold cereals (except for granola), but I do love eggs, and I'll have an omelette or an egg, cheese and bagel sandwich for dinner all the time, I did just that the other night, in fact. I had a tomato and feta omelette. :9

My Carolina Kitchen said...

The cereal is a good and easy idea for dinner. Sometimes we'll make a big breakfast/dinner with eggs, bacon, potatoes.....heavy comfort food. Your cereal sounds much healthier.
Sam

pigpigscorner said...

I love oats. I eat that for dinner if my hubs doesn't come back for dinner =)

Jamie said...

Looks perfect to me! Breakfast for dinner is wonderful and so cozy!

Debbie said...

I had cereal for dinner last night. I love bran flakes with bananas and strawberries. Sometimes I'll even make all of us pancakes with srambled egges!

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

Yeaaaaah, mama! I had cereal (homemade granola!!) for dinner last night, myself.

Tatiana @ averygoodyear.net said...

Cereal's a great anytime meal!

Kerstin said...

I enjoy cereal for dinner sometimes when my hubby is traveling for work. I actually really like all things breakfast for dinner!

pinkstripes said...

Cereal for dinner is a common meal in my house. I love it. Especially in the summer.

Donna-FFW said...

Break/fast for dinner is a treat... I love peppers and eggs..

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Oh, yes, I do. My favorite is oatmeal or eggs and toast.

Maria said...

This is my favorite post! I LOVE cereal! I really could eat it every day, every meal, except I love my veggies:) I choose health cereals and usually pair them with fruit too. Sometimes I do splurge and eat sugary cereals for dessert!

camille said...

I can't eat breakfast for breakfast - if I eat before noon, my body gets very upset with me - so if I'm going to have it at all, it has to be for dinner!

Jacque said...

I'm with you! Cereal is a totally acceptable dinner.

Now if I could only convice my hubby of that.

Yours looks yummy with the fruit.

The Food Librarian said...

I concur! I love breakfast for any meal of the day! And your "dinner" is quite pretty too! :)

Shelly said...

Cereal for dinner is great. My husband thinks I'm a weirdo, but I love it once in a while :)

Deborah said...

Cereal is a total go-to meal at our house!!

Dish This! said...

bagel and lox!

zoe said...

Breakfast should be allowed to be eaten any time of day! My favorite is fried eggs on toast

Lore said...

My Mom used to eat cereals for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a month or two, that's how much she loved it :). Yours looks delicious too!

Laurel said...

Yes, I crave cereal for breakfast quite frequently. It is especially good for late night dinners as it is light and doesn't upset the tummy if one is trying to go to sleep right away.
In the colder months, warm oatmeal takes me right off into lullaby land. ;-)

 
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