What breakfast is not is fast food, coffee light and sweet, go-gurts, pop tarts or a donut. When people say they eat breakfast every day you need to then ask, “What are you eating?” When they reply with a donut, muffins or instant oatmeal, what they are really saying is processed, refined sugar.
When they answer, “A poached egg, 2 links of nitrate free sausage and a slice of almond bread.” Now they are saying nutrient dense breakfast. Over time a nutrient dense breakfast gives us less body fat, improved learning, better mood, increase energy, strength and stamina.
We have to get away from the mindset that we can’t eat this or that because it is not “Breakfast food” We want to plan nutrient dense meals and throw the breakfast, lunch and dinner rules out the window.
Lost for ideas here are a few to try:
Slice of whole grain sprouted bread
1 campari tomato sliced
2 slices left over grilled chix
2 handfuls of sauté spinach
Wisk 1 egg and 4 table spoon of eggs whites with Dijon mustard and the juice of ½ a lemon
Mix together and top with chopped nuts of choice
2 eggs over easy
Tops with fresh salsa
Side of black beans or almond toast
1 slice whole grain bread
1 table spoon of almond butter
Drizzle of honey
Serve with a side of berries
Spread lightly with goat cheese or feta
Place sliced cucumber with salt and pepper
Layer thin slices of left over grilled salmon on top
warm 1/2 a stone fruit
drizzle with honey and almond butter
side of Greek Yogurt
Stacie A. Zamperini M.Ed.