I'm already in the breakfast danger zone ...the "Just grab something from the pantry" zone. We have such noble intentions, but things like AP homework projects, sports practices, meetings, illness, and human limitations often leave us with minutes on the clock and longings for Saturday mornings. Throw in a morning meeting, an early Bible study group, or a missed alarm, and you just might be tempted to skip your "break + fast" altogether. I'm guilty of that. You?
What we have for breakfast is so cultural. We've had tomatoes, chicken, rice, beans, blood sausage, and corn for breakfast ... to name a few items from around the world. Breakfast really is so important, because we are truly "breaking our fast;" our body is dehydrated and hungry after our night of sleep. We need to kick start our metabolism and get nutrients flowing. Research shows that someone who eats a good breakfast is more likely to eat well the rest of the day, concentrate better, have improved physical coordination, and be more creative. Sounds great! So what do we eat?
I want to share my Breakfast Cheat Sheet with you, including a few ideas from some of you! As good as these options are, it still helps to:
- have ingredients on hand for healthy options ... which means you plan ahead
- make decisions before time runs out ... the night before is ideal
- show off healthy ideas ... put items on the counter to draw in the hungry natives (or lure your SELF to stop and nourish)
- and if all else fails ... grab an apple, smear it with peanut butter, and dip it in some oatmeal :)
If you find yourself feeling like you're in a long, dark tunnel of Corn Flakes or toast, don't despair. Check out my Breakfast Cheat Sheet and look forward to your mornings again! Print one out for your fridge, tape it inside your cabinet, or put one with your grocery list. And I have to ask ... what did you have for breakfast this morning? ;)
Breakfast Cheat Sheet