With breakfast, I think convenience is the key. It's easy to grab those sausage patties, and douse those pancakes with syrup, but there is another option that is just as quick and easy. Adapt your thinking about breakfast and a whole new culinary world awaits you.
- Who says that "breakfast foods" have to be breakfast foods? Instead of the heavy meats such as sausage and bacon consider having cooked vegetables. They will fill you up, but will also give you the energy you need for your day and won't drag you down like those unhealthy meats.
- Skip the high fructose corn syrup and tickle your sweet tooth with fresh fruit. Fresh fruit offers the sweetness you may crave in the morning, but prevents the "sugar crash" you get with refined sugars. Check the back of your syrup bottle. Unless it is 100% pure maple syrup (which costs $15.00 a bottle by the way) the first ingredient is probably high fructose corn syrup. Is this the way you want to start out your day? We didn't think so. Honey and molasses are great alternatives. Studies have shown that local honey can relieve symptoms of allergies, and molasses is rich in iron.
- Eggs are a great way to get protein in the morning. Dress up those bland scrambles with veggies such as bell peppers, kale, or mushrooms.
- NEVER skip breakfast. Even if you are running late, grab a fruit to eat on the road. Fruit such as bananas, apples, and grapes are perfect grab-and-go-grub.
Evolving your point of view about breakfast foods will alter your energy level, your health, and ultimately, your life.