Review: Tijd voor Ontbijt

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For me, breakfast is very important. I believe a healthy breakfast gets your body started and gets the brain fueled as well. This is why I always take the time in the morning to have a decent breakfast (and because I simply wake up hungry). Personally, I love oatmeal for breakfast, because you can flavor it with loads of things and you can add almost everything as a topping. Usually I put any kind of fruit on top and sometimes extras like nuts or chocolate. Lately I discovered something new in my local Albert Heijn, called ‘Tijd voor Ontbijt‘. Tijd voor Ontbijt sells different kinds of mixes with nuts, dried fruit and superfoods to add to your yoghurt, muesli, or in my case oatmeal.

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Recipe: Oatmeal Greek yoghurt pancakes

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Ever since I had pancakes for breakfast at the Ontbijtbar I have the craving for pancakes in the morning every now and then. They are the perfect treat on days when you need a comforting start of your day. But, and this is kind of a big but, I am trying not to eat sugar at my breakfast (and lunch and dinner) because I was experiencing severe drops in my blood sugar dring the day when I ate sugar in every meal or snack. By taking less sugar, this went away almost completely. So regular pancakes for breakfast were not an option. Lees verder

Inspiration: 10 times fruit in your oatmeal (the realistic way)

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I’m seeing the most amazing photos of jaw dropping breakfast bowls with uncountable kinds of ingredients on Instagram every day. A lot of different fruits, nuts, superfoods, sprinkles, colors and whatnot are added in these breakfasts. Everything is perfectly cut and nicely shape and arranged in layers and patterns.The pictures alone are mouthwatering pieces of art. But realisticly, as much as I want it to, my breakfast almost never looks as great, not even close (even while it has the same ingredients sometimes). Simply because I don’t have the time to cut fruit in a creative way, or puff some rice or amaranth every day. And if it is very early, I don’t even care how my oatmeal looks, as long as it tastes goodThis is why I decided to share 10 of my regular, ready in 2 minutes oatmeal and fruit breakfasts. Some still look ok, others plain boring, but most important is how they tasted. I really liked all of these combinations.
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Restaurant: Ontbijtbar, Rotterdam

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I love waking up in the morning every day, because I know the first thing I get to do is having breakfast. It is something I can’t do without and I make a feast out of it every morning, no matter how early it is. But today I had to skip my breakfast. Very strange for me, but for a good cause, because I had planned a visit to the Ontbijtbar in Rotterdam. I heard so many positive things about this breakfast place near Rotterdam Central Station, that I decided to make a stop there before I went to visit the Markthal.

The Ontbijtbar serves traditional breakfast dishes: oatmeal, granola, eggs benedict, pancakes and sandwiches. All of these dishes are homemade with the nicest ingredients. Of course you can get coffee, tea, milk and juices as well. Their opening hours on weekdays are from 7.00 to 15.00. So really only for breakfast or lunch.
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