A Compelling Case for Breakfast

How did your breakfast look this morning? Are you eating breakfast each day?

I spent a lot of years as a busy, somewhat frazzled, homeschooling mom of little ones. Seriously, I should have eaten breakfast.

A Compelling Case

When I look back on my years as a young mom, I realize that there were a few simple steps I could have taken to greatly improve how I felt each day. My morning routine was strict and included some quiet reading moments for myself in the morning, (when I could get up before everyone), then a healthy breakfast for the kids before cleaning up and starting our school lessons. I lived on coffee until around noon when we would break for lunch and the kids would scatter for about 1/2 an hour while I flipped laundry, cleaned up from lunch and glanced over the schedule for the rest of the day. I would wrangle everyone back to the table to complete our lessons, before heading out in the afternoons for sports practices, theater classes, etc. etc., where I would usually find a moment to grab a Starbucks and a book, while everyone was dropped at their respective after-school activity.

Aside from the few bites I would have grabbed at lunch, I was basically running on caffeine and adrenaline. READ THIS NOW: The aforementioned recipe does not make for the most patient mother on the planet. By the afternoons, I was exhausted.

I would learn later, that one simple step would improve my day exponentially: EAT BREAKFAST

After sleeping all night (hopefully), your body needs fuel to burn. I felt SO MUCH better after establishing this routine. My blood sugar levels were no longer on a roller coaster and I was more peaceful and not so anxious and antsy. It was amazing. And while I don’t ever recommend eating a sugary breakfast, there are LOADS of options to give you these same benefits.

My Fast, Go- To Breakfast

I like to eat for my goals, so at the moment, my go-to breakfast is loaded with protein and vegetable carbohydrates. I timed myself this morning and it took about 10 minutes to make, from start to finish.

Making the case for a good breakfast at Fresh Air and False Lashes I am currently upping my protein and veggie intake, so I have:

2 egg whites + 1 whole egg scrambled

1 handful of spinach, chopped roughly

1/4 cup of chopped onion

1/4 cup of chopped mushrooms

garlic

*I also will use any combination of leftover vegetables from last nights dinner if I have them. I just chop ’em up!*

Add the onions, mushrooms and garlic (or whatever vegetables you are using!) to a sauté pan with just a tad of olive oil or cooking spray, etc.

Making the Case for a good breakfast at Fresh Air and False Lashes

Cook for about 1 minute or so, until just beginning to soften. They smell amazing!

Making the case for a good breakfast at Fresh Air and False Lashes

Add in your handful of chopped spinach and cook for about 30 seconds until it begins to wilt.

Making the case for a good breakfast at fresh Air and False Lashes

Add in your chopped tomatoes and cook for just 20-30 seconds until just warm. Now, remove everything from the pan, and set aside on a side plate.

Next, add in a bit more olive oil or cooking spray if necessary, and scramble your eggs. Add a bit of salt and pepper or Mrs. Dash if you are watching your salt intake.

Lastly, pile the cooked eggs, on a plate and top with the sautéed vegetables. I add about 1/4 tsp of parmesan cheese and top with 1/4 tsp. of sriracha.  Making the case for a good breakfast

This is my go to each morning right now. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, is filled with nutrition and no fillers. And it’s delicious!

If a non-sugar ladened breakfast isn’t already part of your routine, I can’t recommend highly enough that you go ahead and make that change this year!

Here’s to improved energy levels, less anxiety and a happier you!

What do you like to eat for breakfast? Do you have a healthy “on-the-go” breakfast that you grab? I’d love to hear it!

Cheers!

Melissa

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2 Comments

  1. Yvonne Evans
    January 11, 2017 / 10:39 am

    Excellent idea. Thank you Melissa.

    • melissa
      January 11, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Thanks so much for reading Yvonne!

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