This Is What Tedy Bruschi Eats for Breakfast

The legendary linebacker loves his oatmeal.

We don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this series, we ask local notables for a sneak peek at how they start the day.

Teddy Bruschi

Tedy Bruschi

Claim to fame: The former Pro Bowl linebacker helped the Patriots win three Super Bowls in his 13 years with the team. He suffered a stroke in February 2005, but managed to return the next season and have a monster year. Now Bruschi is an NFL analyst for ESPN, and a vocal advocate for stroke awareness and research.

What he ate: Oatmeal with natural peanut butter, raisins, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and 2 percent organic milk. He also has a half-caffeinated coffee with coconut oil.

Why he chose it: Bruschi picked up an oatmeal habit during his time with the Patriots, and now eats it roughly five times a week. “A bunch of guys on the team got on an oatmeal kick,” he says. “It’s easy to eat and you can put a good protein source in it. It’s my oatmeal morning, man, and I look forward to it. I have a half-decaf, half-regular coffee, and I’m good to go.”