This post was orriginally featured at http://www.biowellnutrition.com for my dear friend Daniele.
Breakfast… it is glorious and full of hope and happiness. Except when you find out you are allergic to all the breakfast foods you love or your mornings are rushed or you wake up feeling nauseous. Mornings can be hard sometimes but don’t let that discourage you from enjoying the most important meal of the day!
The Research Is In
You have heard it time and time again- you need to eat a nutritious breakfast to have optimal health. Research has shown us that a well-balanced and nutrient dense breakfast can:
- improve concentration
- improve your mood
- boost your energy and metabolism
- and so much more!
With all of those benefits, it is obvious that breakfast is But what about those hurdles we talked about earlier? You know- no time or inspiration. Our morning challenges can make the most important meal of the day seem like the least appealing meal of the day. Here is some inspiration to help you overcome your morning challenges and begin to enjoy breakfast again!
Do you wake up in the morning and the last thing you want to do is eat a large meal? Do you start your day queasy? There can be a number of reasons for this:
- digestive issues
- cortisol rush
- low blood sugar
- hormone issues
- too much for dinner
If this is you I am sure you are wondering what you can do. Here are some ideas to help:
- have a smaller dinner
- make sure your dinner has a good proportion of fats and carbohydrates and minimal sugar to help maintain your blood sugar through the night
- wake up at the same time every day
- start your morning with a cup of lemon water
- wait about 20 minutes after waking up to eat
still don’t feel like eating? You should probably eat anyway
I also highly recommend working with a professional to narrow down why you might be having a hard time in the morning. Getting the help, support, and inspiration you need from a qualified professional is one of the best ways to have success on your journey to wellness.
Mornings can be a mad dash to get out the door on time! Add in the challenge of finding breakfast items that are low in sugar and high in nutrient dense foods full of good fat and protein and breakfast can seem rather daunting. If you are like me and hit the snooze button for as long as possible here is one of my favorite recipes to grab as I run out the door.
Ginger Apple Breakfast Cookie GAPS / Paleo
This pairs well with a turmeric late or a cup of stock. Quick, easy, delicious, and full of anti-inflammatory and healing ingredients!
There are a number of real food diets that limit what you can enjoy at least for a time. Whether it is due to an autoimmune disease, allergies, or a myriad of other health challenges we oftentimes have to cut out certain foods to give our bodies an opportunity to heal or feel well. Due to the fact that eggs, dairy, and grains are some of the most common foods to be cut out breakfast can become extra challenging. Whether you are like Danielle and have just received a list of foods you are currently allergic to or are limited for another reason here is an incredible breakfast that you can make a large batch of ahead of time to make your mornings easier and more satisfying. This meal is full of vegetables, good fat, protein, and delicious flavor!
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Sage & Rosemary Butternut Squash Breakfast Hash GAPS / Paleo
- 3/4 c Fat (Tallow, Lard, or Coconut Oil)
- 1/2 large Yellow Onion – diced
- 1 large Garlic Clove – minced
- 1 Butternut Squash peeled and cubed
- 15 Cremini Mushrooms – sliced
- 5 oz of Spinach (one small clamshell)
- 1 lb Ground Turkey
- 1/2 tsp Thyme
- 1/2 tsp Rosemary
- 1/2 tsp Sage
- 2/3 tsp Salt
Our favorite way to enjoy this hash is in a bacon cup topped with sour cream or coconut sour cream! It is also super delicious enjoyed as is or with a side of citrus!
Make Breakfast Great Again
I hope these ideas help to spur you on to breakfast greatness! Now go and enjoy yourself some delicious breakfast and set yourself up for a great day!
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