November Breakfast Challenge: Week 1

I have been holding strong at this November Breakfast Challenge, and I am really enjoying the variety of foods I am eating.  Typically, I can get caught in a rut of only oats and smoothies, so it’s nice to throw in some new ideas and try to think outside of the box for inspiration.

The only negative thing about this challenge is that when I really like something, I tend to eat it all. the. time. but I will have to wait a whole month to eat any of these breakfasts again!! I guess things could be worse 😉

Here is an overview of my breakfasts this week.


  • Plain, nonfat Greek yogurt with pumpkin, stevia, and pumpkin pie spice topped with banana
  • Fall Medley Muffin on the side (I can’t get enough of these things!)

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  • One whole egg with egg whites, pumpkin, and broccoli
  • Fall Medley Muffin on the side (I am counting this as a different breakfast because the MAIN part of the meal is different!!)

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november breakfast challenge



november breakfast challenge

My favorite meal of the week was probably yesterday’s bowl of hot oats.  I have had a few of the Oatmeal Artist’s recipes pinned for a while, so when I was coming up with my November Breakfast Challenge pin board I made sure to include a few of her recipes.  Boy am I glad I gave this a try!!!

These oats were cooked on the stove top, which I normally don’t do, and I think I am going to have to give that a try more often!  It made them very creamy, and honestly it did not take long at all.

Now, time to start planning for next week’s breakfasts…

Question of the Morning:

  • What was your favorite breakfast this week?


  1. You’re doing such a good job! I totally am the same way about finding something I love and then eating it all the time. I am on a huge pancake kick this week

    • Tara Deal says:

      It’s so hard not to eat the same thing all the time!! This challenge is really making me step outside the box 🙂

  2. Can i come over for breakfast all of november? YUM

  3. What variety!! I’m embarrassed to say I eat the same thing (basically) every morning!! lol If it ain’t broke…right?? 😉

  4. I love the idea of adding pumpkin to yogurt! I’ll definitely be trying that one out.

  5. i really need to check out those muffins! i like that you had one a second day because it was a “side item”. 😛 why not?!

  6. I too get in a rut of oatmeal; it’s one of my favorite go-to meals! You, however, are proving that it is certainly possible to break the cycle. Your challenge looks great! Keep it up, girl!

    • Tara Deal says:

      So totally possible to break the routine, Brittany!! Plus, it’s fun to try some of these Pinterest recipes that have been looking delicious!

  7. Tara- you’re doing such a fabulous job at switching up your breakfast meals. I wanna come over & eat with you 🙂

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