Posted Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 4:19 PM
Glad you found something you like for breakfast but be wary of sodium laden analogs - often the vegan alternative of processed foods like sausage (or chorizo) are full of salt, preservatives, and other chemicals to make them look and taste "right".
They're great as transition foods (learning to move from omnivore to vegan) but the sooner you can make a transition to less salt-full, lower fat, options, the better it'll get.
I agree that whole grain breakfast options are a good choice - when looking for boxed cereals, look for 5 or more grams of fiber per serving (and be sure to check the serving size as well) and little to no added sugar, salt, or long chemical names. We have a joke at our house - if I can read the ingredient list without my glasses, it's probably a good choice (the fewer the ingredients, the bigger than can be printed :lol My 12 yr old actually likes having cold leftover brown rice with raisins on it for breakfast. Sometimes, he'll toss that in a saucepan with some plant milk and raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon to make a breakfast rice pudding like meal (I think that's on the kickstart breakfast menu as well).
Fresh fruits or small quantities of dried fruits are good as well and make a nice addition to the grains.