In love with Breakfast

I love breakfast.

I never thought I would ever feel that way. Sure, I’ve always loved breakfast foods, but actually making myself breakfast every morning was not something I ever made an effort to do. My excuses were always along the lines of “I don’t have time”, “I’m not awake enough before I leave the house.” And repeatedly hearing that breakfast is important for you, never did anything to inspire me to change.

But, in May I took part in a fitness challenge and a major part of that was a lifestyle change that involved altering my eating habits. Three days into the challenge, I fell in love with making my breakfast every morning, yes every morning. And what a surprise (not really) that I was able to fit making breakfast into the routine I already have in the morning with no need for waking up earlier.

Now, when I say make breakfast, I don’t just mean measuring out a bowl of granola and some almond milk (although, if I’m in the mood I will eat that. I have nothing against cereal for breakfast). I mean scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles with peanut butter and cinnamon, and fresh fruit.

Here are what my plates usually look like in the morning as I generally eat the same thing most days. The amount of food I eat for breakfast on any given day will vary depending on how busy I anticipate my day will be, how hungry I am, and yes how much time I have. The meals you see range between 250 and 420 calories.

The toaster waffles I like most at the moment are Trader Joe’s whole wheat or blueberry toaster waffles. For the eggs, I’ll scramble one whole large egg with three large egg whites, and will add onions and peppers, and fresh herbs (from my garden!) Other breakfast foods I like are granola with unsweetened almond milk (vanilla or chocolate) and oatmeal.

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