Are you a breakfast eater?
Or dare I ask are you a
“healthy” breakfast eater?

Maybe you need some inspiration for a few great breakfast foods.  Maybe
you don’t have time and you need some healthy ideas for “grab and go” mornings
– who doesn’t ever run short on time in the mornings?

Maybe you’re ready to ditch the “desserts” that are marketed as being “part of
a complete breakfast”.

Don’t worry, I have you covered!

Do you love your breakfast?  Do you have a short list of “go-to”
recipes?  Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast

Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management,
metabolism and weight loss.  This is because protein helps you feel fuller
longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it.  So
I’m going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and
healthy fats for your soon-to-be favorite new “go-to” breakfasts.

Breakfast Food #1: Eggs

Yes, eggs are the “quintessential” breakfast food.  And for good reason!

No, I’m not talking about processed egg whites in a carton.  I mean actual
whole “eggs”.

Egg whites are mostly protein while the yolks are the real nutritional
powerhouses.  Those yolks contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and
healthy fats.

Eggs have been shown to help you feel full, keep you feeling fuller longer, and
help to stabilize blood sugar and insulin.

Not to mention how easy it is to boil a bunch of eggs and keep them in the
fridge for a “grab and go” breakfast when you’re running short on time.

And…nope the cholesterol in eggs is not associated with an
increased risk of arterial or heart diseases.

One thing to consider is to try to prevent cooking the yolks at too high of a
temperature because that can cause some of the cholesterol to become
oxidized.  It’s the oxidized cholesterol that’s heart unhealthy.

Breakfast Food #2: Nuts and/or Seeds

Nuts and seeds contain protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and
fiber.  Nuts and/or seeds would make a great contribution to breakfast.

You won’t be fooled by “candied” nuts, sweetened nut/seed butters, or chia
“cereals” with added sugars – you know I’m talking about the real, whole,
unsweetened food here.

Nuts and seeds are also the ultimate fast food if you’re running late in the
mornings.  Grab a small handful of almonds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds as
you’re running out the door; you can nosh on them while you’re commuting.

Not to mention how easy it is to add a spoonful of nut/seed butter into your
morning breakfast smoothie.

Hint: If you like a creamy latte in the mornings try making one with nut or
seed butter.  Just add your regular hot tea and a tablespoon or two of a
creamy nut or seed butter into your blender & blend until frothy.

Breakfast Food #3: Veggies

Yes, you already know you really should get protein at every meal including breakfast;
but this also applies to veggies.  You know I would be remiss to not
recommend veggies at every meal, right?

Veggies are powerhouses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals,
fiber, and water.  You can’t go wrong adding them into every single meal
of the day so if you don’t already you should definitely try them for

And no, you don’t need to have a salad or roasted veggies for breakfast if you
don’t want to but you totally can!  You wouldn’t be breaking any
“official” breakfast rules or anything like that.

Adding some protein to leftover veggies is a great combination for any
meal.  Including breakfast.

I’ve included a delicious recipe below for you to try (and customize) for your
next breakfast.


Recipe (Eggs
& Veggies): Veggie Omelet

   Serves 1

  •    1
    teaspoon coconut oil
     1 or 2 eggs (how hungry are you?)
     ¼ cup veggies (grated zucchini and/or sliced mushrooms
  •    And/or diced peppers  
     dash salt, pepper and/or turmeric
Add coconut oil to a frying pan and melt
on low-medium heat (cast-iron pans are preferred). But copper non-sticks work
great too!

In the meantime, grab a bowl and beat the egg(s) with your vegetables
of choice and the spices.
Tilt pan to ensure the bottom is covered with the melted oil.  Pour egg
mixture into pan and lightly fry the eggs without stirring.

When the bottom is lightly done flip over in one side and cook until white is
no longer runny.    

Serve & Enjoy!
 Tip:  Substitute grated, sliced, or diced
portion of your favorite vegetable.  Try grated carrots, chopped broccoli
or diced tomato.
To your health and mindful eating!  Eat with Intention!

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