The Breakfast Flowchart

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Reader Trisha recently posted on the Eating Rules Facebook Page that she was in some serious need of “weekday breakfast inspiration.” Since breakfast is easily my favorite meal of the day, I’m happy to help!  (Well, that’s not the only reason, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.)

There are already hundreds of “10 healthy breakfast ideas” posts out there (yawn), so I figured I’d work up something a little different for y’all — creating the second of an (indefinite) series of “healthy foodie flowcharts.” (What’s that? You missed my Smoothie Flowchart last year?)

All you need to do to get my breakfast flowchart is sign up for my email list.  Just enter your name & email address in the form below, confirm your subscription, and you’ll get the PDF. Thanks!


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July 13, 2011 2:43 pm

Overwhelmed by the amount of work that must go into your terrific posts! Any idea where I might find low-sodium cottage cheese? I really miss it on our “loso” eating plan…Thanks!

July 13, 2011 3:40 pm

1) What about pistachios?
2) Does making your own waffles count in the pancakes section?
3) How can you have breakfast without a nice cup of coffee?

Nancy Rose
July 13, 2011 3:55 pm

Amazing! You really put a lot of effort into this and not only is it really clever but the info is really important. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you’ve just given everyone the blueprint for hundreds of healthy breakfast combos. Thanks!!

Kris @Krazy_Kris
July 13, 2011 6:54 pm

I can’t read it – but it looks brilliant 🙂
I was a chronic no breakfast girl – but I’ve changed that little by little.
My go to is greek yogurt, almonds, flax seed and a bit of fresh or dried fruit. MMMMMMMMM

Shef from Shef's Kitchen
July 13, 2011 7:51 pm

Great Post! Loving all your worksheets. I can’t believe you sit there and make them. I’m printing this one for my sister and parents. A breakfast we love in our house is boiled eggs coarsely mashed with avocado and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Bettina at The Lunch Tray
July 14, 2011 11:50 am


This is so cute – and useful! I’m going to post it now on The Lunch Tray’s Facebook page.


July 14, 2011 11:56 am

Again, I envy your illustrations. And it’s super-useful – not just pretty. The geek in you can only be envied by yet another geek. I like that your arrows are “fun” and not engineering-y and serious. 🙂 Thanks, shefskitchen, for printing one out for me! I’m clearing the space on the fridge. (We bought an “old school” fridge just so that we could still use our magnets and put stuff all over it)

Here’s another breakfast list I have on my fridge!

Thanks for your hard work to put these together. We do appreciate it!

Cathy Elton
July 14, 2011 8:14 pm

This makes me realize I need to expand my breakfast routine. And that I have far too few breakfast recipes on my blog!

Stephanie Weaver
July 16, 2011 3:35 pm

Well this is just ridiculously fun, useful, clever, and inspiring! Thanks!

July 18, 2011 3:57 pm

I just got back from a biz trip and I <3 IT! Thanks Andrew.

Jean Layton
July 18, 2011 8:38 pm

Love these flowcharts, just wish I could get a laminated set for the office.
Thanks so much

Greg Henry
July 19, 2011 3:07 pm

Hey this makes breakfast even more fun! GREG

Season with Reason
July 20, 2011 12:49 pm

Love it! I’ve been in such a cold cereal rut – perfect timing.

Cindy Rowland
July 29, 2011 5:14 pm

If you ever felt like making something similiar (if you haven’t already…I’ll poke around) about snacks for kids I would looooovve it. I’ve thought about making a snack flow chart. Some day…

July 30, 2011 9:02 pm

Never been here or heard of your blog before – saw this post on apartment therapy’s kitchen site – love this! added you to my list of things to read!