How You Break the Fast

{Samantha Roose}

I can’t stop thinking about how it will be.  In the morning when I get up and in the evening when I go to bed I imagine how I will feel.  With every sleeping breath I dream about it.  As the alarm clock blares jerking me from my glorious dreams and I pull back my covers my mind is already fantasizing.  I just can’t stop thinking about breakfast!

Obviously, I have a small obsession with breakfast …well maybe not exactly small.  Without a doubt, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!  I LOVE breakfast food: pancakes, muffins, breakfast burritos, toast with cream cheese, scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, oatmeal, smoothies and fruit, fruit, fruit!!!  What could be better?! And besides, it’s in the morning so you have all day long for it to digest!

Not only is breakfast one of my favorite meals it is also, I have come to accept, one of the most important meals of the day.  I know, I know.  You’ve heard that a thousand times, but really it is!  Breakfast is like the starting block to your day.  You set your body up for the day with the food you eat for breakfast. The food you eat will impact your hormones, mental processes, physical performance and sometimes emotions. This meal also starts you metabolism for the day.

I try to start my day with a small portion of whole-wheat carbs, protein, and fresh fruit.  Carbs are a healthy and sustaining food that God designed for us to eat.  Protien helps your mental processes and jumpstarts your metabolism.  Fresh fruit gives you vitamins and healthy sugars.

Below are several of the healthy breakfasts that I have on a regular basis.  Normally I will have an apple with my breakfast because that’s what we have around the most.  However, berries are full of antioxidants, so I eat them whenever possible. And, because I’m often running or training for a triathlon, I often go for a banana, which is high in potassium.
  • 2/3 C-1 C cooked Oatmeal with a small handful of walnuts
  • Baked Oatmeal with a hardboiled egg
  • Breakfast Burritos
  • Toast or Bagel with cream
  • A Muffin (or two) with a hardboiled egg 
  • Yogurt with granola
  • Quiche

I hope to share some of these recipes with you over the coming weeks! 

So, are you planning breakfast already?  I know I’m already planning mine!

What are some of your favorite healthy breakfast choices? 
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