A lot of people like to skip breakfast, or to grab a doughnut or something sweet and quick. I try to set aside time to enjoy a healthful breakfast, as I find that it helps set the pace for the rest of the day. When I eat breakfast, I like to maximize my nutrition so that I can accomplish more. I think of it in terms of fuel…sort of like gasoline for the car.
I have only recently introduced eggs and dairy back into my diet in small quantities. I went for years without eating those things, and I seldom do now…with the exception of breakfast. I enjoy one hard-poached egg for breakfast a few times a week now. When I get breakfast at Lauretta Jean’s, a great place down the street from where we live, I have a poached egg on a biscuit with shaved brussels sprouts on top. I made my homemade version of that yesterday. Biscuits have white flour in them, so I rarely eat them…but Lauretta Jean’s tests the self-restraint.
Another favorite breakfast is a hard poached egg on a bed of greens. This morning’s was a mix of turnip, collard and mustard greens gently tossed in a little rice vinegar and Aardvark hot sauce. I also like lots of black pepper on my eggs. I had two pieces of Morningstar Farms veggie bacon on the side. All this, under 200 calories!
Top that off with a cup of black dark French roast, and I’m good to go!