Ugh. When I had to take eggs, dairy, gluten AND sugar out of my diet, breakfast quickly became the hardest meal for me to accommodate. But now I think of breakfast as simply an opportunity for a variety of fuel.
I start with something for protein. Oftentimes, this is just a half a chicken breast baked and sliced. But lately I am loving these chicken sausages from Whole Foods. I shape each tube into 7 individual sausages, making 14 for the week on my stovetop (cook to 165 degrees internal temp). I stick them in a Tupperware and grab 2 for breakfast each morning.
I add something snackish for bulk, like roasted pumpkin seeds or lightly salted nuts.
And I usually try to get some solid nutrients in the form of veggie juice or a smoothie. I was having some blood sugar spikes and dips on vegetable juice, so lately I’ve been opting for this combo for a delicious smoothie:
- 1 scoop Raw Fit protein powder
- 1 .5 cups unsweetened almond milk (I usually like Pacific brand, which is organic)
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 cup scoop of frozen organic berries
I’ll admit, this way of eating is a little formulaic and dull. But these days food is fuel, and I feel very good on this combo of clean eats. What do YOU eat for breakfast?? Share in the comments.