If you are like me, you are too busy to spend a lot of time eating and you want something fast before you head out the door. I like something that is nutritional, has good taste, and is sustaining. But, I don’t want a bunch of animal products that will bog me down and be hard to digest. Having breakfast every morning will help your body to function better for the day and you can have a stronger immune system as a side benefit.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be the traditional things that you are used to. There are a lot of healthy options to try. These are some ideas that I find sustain me for most of the day.
I have something for breakfast around 8:30 a.m. and don’t even have another meal until about 3:00 p.m. I feel fine, I can stay alert, and I just drink water occasionally. I guess I’m not as hungry, because I am getting the true nutrition that my body needs and I’m not that active. I don’t like to eat regular meals. I let my hunger be my guide. But, I like to make sure I get a good breakfast.
Cooked grain with a chopped banana, non-dairy milk and cinnamon – This is pretty easy if you have some grain prepared ahead of time. You can use brown rice or oatmeal. Just spoon some into your bowl, chop a banana, add some non-dairy milk, and sprinkle some raw, organic sugar and cinnamon on.
If you have some regular or original oatmeal packets, you can make that according to the package directions or make it yourself; just add 1 cup regular or quick oats and pour 1 1/2 cup boiled water and let is sit for about 10 minutes while you do something else. Then, just add chopped banana, 1/4 tsp cinnamon sprinkled on, 1 tsp raw, organic sugar if necessary. If I use the organic soy milk that I get from Dollar Tree, I don’t need to add sugar.
Mashed Avocado on Toast – Cut a ripe avocado into four pieces lengthwise, mash one of the four pieces on the avocado skin or on the toast with a fork and spread on the toast. Sprinkle some salt. You can also add cayenne pepper or another spice blend you like. It’s good with some sliced tomatoes or cucumbers also.
Leftover Bean Soup – Do not try to warm this up in a toaster oven or microwave. It’s faster to just bring some to a boil on the stove. Take about a cup or two and warm it up in a small pot or pan. See the recipe section of this site for some good bean soups.
Bean Burrito – I use a toaster oven instead of a microwave to warm up some ready made frozen burritos and this takes about 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Fried Potato - This is pretty easy if you have a bunch of baked potatoes on hand, stored in the fridge is a bowl. Just cut it up into one-inch chunks and fry it in about 1 tsp of olive oil. Do not fry it to the point of smoking. Medium or medium high for about five minutes should be sufficient. Add some ketchup and you’re set.
Popcorn – Sometimes I like to just make a bowl of cheesy popcorn. Click on this link for a recipe that kids and adults love.
Green Drink – There are many types of powdered green drinks like berry and chocolate flavored green drinks made with wheat or barley grass and other wholesome dehydrated vegetables like beet. You just add one scoop to one cup of water and it helps you to have trace minerals, plenty of protein, and to be more alert.
I like to use the Amazing Grass, Green Super Food varieties. I usually try to also have one of these in addition to the above choices. And, if I have fresh greens, I can make a homemade blended version with some 100% fruit juice using a powerful blender.
These options have sufficient protein and energy to carry you through most of your day if you are sedentary like me, only doing computer work. But, if you find that you are hungrier than that because of being more active, then by all means eat more for breakfast. Then, take some drinks of water during the day for the rest of the time until you eat again.