Get Real About Breakfast . . . A simple breakfast with tons of benefits!
Hi friends! I will have to admit, this dreary weather lately just makes me want to be lazy. Relax . . .read the paper, surf pinterest, drink a cup of coffee and enjoy a wholesome breakfast. Ahh . . well, that does not lasts not very long until I hear the words, “Mooooooooommmm!” I know someday I will miss hearing those cries for mom, but one of my favorite times during the day is enjoying a late breakfast with a little “me time!” After the kids wake up and eat their breakfast, I like to enjoy a quiet breakfast by myself while they are playing together. I try to make it last as long as possible and explain to the kids that mommy need some time to eat a good breakfast so I won’t start the day off as cranky-pants-mommy. Nobody like it when that happens!
I think breakfast is probably one of my favorite meals but let’s face it, I have to make something super quick so I can enjoy more “me time”, right? And here is what I cherish to eat every morning, well, most mornings let’s say . . .
Super duper simple and so very filling! Eggs and toast! Yep, you got it, just real eggs and toast with a little bit of real butter, yum! No egg substitutes, no soft-tub margarines and no low-calorie breads! These last few years, I have jumped on the real-food bandwagon and have been devouring real wholesome foods in proper portions. I used to be so freaked out by the amount of calories and fat in butter that I decided that soft-tub margarine spreads was a better choice. But have you ever done a taste test between margarines and real butter? Umm . . . yeah real butter wins by a landslide. I only use a half tablespoon (maybe less) on a slice of bread, so yes – keep the serving small. I see more and more new research claiming that fat may be not as bad as we think it is after all, hmm . . . (BTW, I hear Jillian Michaels has the same breakfast – eggs and sprouted toast!)
As for the eggs, I am not against egg substitutes and I actually do use them in my egg protein wrap when I am trying to really bump up the protein grams! But I like the fact that eggs are good for you and are an excellent source of protein! Egg are packed with essentials nutrients such as vitamin D, choline (aids in brain function), vitamin E, lutein, zeaxanthin, (promotes eye health) and many more! Don’t fret the fat and cholesterol, eggs can be apart of a healthy and balance diet everyday! Eggs & Heart Health, Breakfast & Weight Loss
Side note : here is my new coffee that I am in love with . . . Starbucks Via is an instant coffee that tastes wonderful! This is how I pass on the flavored creams – by drinking really good coffee!
The egg puffs up so pretty! I crack two egg and place in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave on HIGH for two minutes. Then I top the eggs with a sprinkle of shredded cheese and pop it back it back in the microwave for an additional 12 seconds for the cheese to melt. Or sometimes I cook the eggs on the stove in a skillet. I make 2 eggs because I (lesson learned) usually have some little munchkin coming to me asking, “Mama, can I have some egg too?”
Now let’s talk bread! Back in the day when I worked at the grocery store, I used to stock these frozen Ezekiel breads and think “Why in the heck would someone pay $5 for loaf of frozen bread?” Well, honestly I was not aware of how this bread was made and did not know that it is packed full of nutrients. Now, I know why and love the taste of this bread toasted with a spat of butter!
Okay, let me explain . . .this bread contains sprouts of different grains and then used to make bread. The process of sprouting grains actually increases the level of different vitamins and minerals, therefore increasing its nutritional profile! This bread is also a low-glycemic food, meaning that after you eat this bread your blood sugar does not spike as high as it would if you would have eaten a slice a bread made with flour.
I adore this bread toasted! I will admit the bread is a little dry when eating plain so I have found that by toasting the bread and topping it with a little butter is pure heaven! My kids also love, love the bread toasted but I add a little bit of cinnamon and a sprinkle of sugar to their toast for snack or breakfast! It tastes like a cinnamon roll, omg! Did someone say cinnamon roll?
So here we have it folks, cheers to eggs and toast, the breakfast of rock stars!