Thursday, 26 February 2015

Breakfast

Andino and I have been on a bit of a health kick lately. Not a big overhaul, but just trying to make more of an effort. I've always been a health conscious, active person, but during the dead of winter my motivation fades. Now, I'm trying to get back into the habit of making healthy choices and exercising regularly.

We eat vegetarian 90% of the time and almost always choose homemade, unprocessed food. We have our organic/local/fair-trade groceries delivered weekly and overall I'm happy with our eating habits. Except for one thing. We eat a lot of cold cereal. It's not a healthy breakfast, it's highly processed and full of sugar and chemicals. I want to start eating a healthy, wholesome breakfast every day, but I'm a hungry girl in the morning and the fruit smoothie Andino has just won't cut it. I'm going to start making oatmeal, but does anyone have any other suggestions? Healthy breakfast recipes? What do you have for breakfast?

9 comments:

  1. Not sure if your 90% vegetarian diet allows for eggs, but that's one of my go-tos - and there's a ton of ways to prepare them! Trail mix in addition to whatever you are eating can be good. Sometimes I'd eat smoked salmon on a croissant (again not really vegetarian though...) Hummous? hummous is good anytime.

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  2. Every morning I have a hard-boiled egg and a sweet potato, with just a little salt and pepper sprinkled on both. I never get sick of it! The protein of the egg provides energy, and the sweet potato is filling yet (arguably) more healthful than processed crap.

    Good for you, making an effort! I have been eating clean for so long now that it feels gross to "cheat." I also feel such a sense of pride when I feed Molly clean, pure foods - no puffs! No puffs at all!

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  3. Some of my usuals: whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter and sliced banana on top, berries with yogurt and granola, and plain unsweetened oatmeal with my own fruit and nuts added. All yummy!

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  4. Depends on my mood. When I use to drink smoothies for breakfast I added oatmeal to it to make it more filling. Or I'll grab a whole grain toast with unsalted peanut butter and bananas on top. Most days I eat an brown egg sandwich (whole grain bread) with avocado.

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  5. Have you heard of overnight oats? I just started doing this and LOVE them. Set it up the night before and everything is ready to grab and go in the morning.

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  6. I feel you on the lack of motivation in the winter. I was walking about 20 minutes (both ways) to the library and the Rec centre both once a week and doing yoga until recently. It's been so icy, snowy and cold we've been driving. I decided I was getting lazy yesterday and borrowed a Barre video from the library to switch it up.

    As far as breakfast goes I almost always eat something with eggs. They're so versatile and if I don't eat them I get hungry again really quickly. I like the idea of overnight oats above, plus if soaked and rinsed oats has the benefit of reducing phytates in the oats, that would normally prevent absorption of some minerals. It's a similar idea to when people soak beans to remove the lectins and makes them more digestible.

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  7. We do egg whites with sautéed veggies (mushrooms, spinach, ect.). That's another healthy option.

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  8. I'm a big oatmeal fan, and it's a great little meal for baby eaters too! When my daughter was first eating we ate a lot of scrambled eggs - quick, easy and baby friendly!

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  9. I do eggs. I am back to work so I make egg muffins. I fill a muffin pan with veggies, cheese, whatever you would get in an omelette then I beat the same number of eggs as muffins and pour over fixins into the muffin tins. Bake on 375 for 25 mins. They reheat easily and so easy to eat on the go. This way the protein from the egg starts my blood sugar off right and I'm getting the vitamins from the veggies. I find if I eat two I'm not hungry again until lunchtime.

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