Lunch or dinner for breakfast?!
We have become conditioned to consume sweet foods for breakfast. Sugary cereal, toast, bagels and muffins are common choices. However, those popular options are highly refined, loaded with highly glycemic carbohydrates and offer little to no nutritional value. This leads to a false energy spike, followed by a real energy slump. The spike and the slump affect not only energy, but physical health and mood. We go from feeling energized and excited to exhausted and defeated.
Although I’m a fan of fruit (with protein and fat for balance) in the morning, it can also be great to have non-traditional foods (or, both!). The other day, when it was warmer, I had a salad for breakfast. Today, as it was colder, I cooked the greens instead. Yum!
Switching from sugary to savoury food in the morning creates essential energy, stabilizes blood sugar, provides stamina and sets the tone for a healthy day. What a marvelous meal makeover J
Spinach (sautéed in extra virgin cold pressed olive oil) – Vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, manganese, folate, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, iron & dietary fiber
Roasted organic beets – Folate and manganese
Toasted walnuts – Significant source of healthy fat, magnesium, vitamin B6, iron and dietary fibre. Great brain food, too!
Avocado – Heart healthy fat, vitamins B6 & C, magnesium and dietary fibre. You know what they say about an avocado a day… Well, that’s what I say!