I’ve never been a huge breakfast person. In fact, it’s not unusual for me to grab a simple granola bar for breakfast, or to forego a breakfasty food item for more of a lunch or dinner type meal item if we’re having brunch.
But most people will tell you that breakfast is an important meal to kick start your day. Not too long ago, we decided to do a few weeks of “clean eating” where we largely followed the whole30 guidelines. Essentially we could eat meats, fruits, and vegetables; but we have up grains, sweets, alcohol, and dairy. You are allowed to eat regular sized portions at meal times, but are discouraged from snacking throughout the day.
One of the byproducts from this program was that we started paying more attention to breakfast than we had previously. [Truth and transparency: Em already paid plenty of attention to breakfast as she loves breakfast food!] This has continued, even since we finished our little program.
One of our favorite new breakfasts that we started during that time and continue to enjoy is super simple and quite healthy. An over easy fried egg (or 2 if you’re hungry), half an avocado (we split one between the two of us), and a couple slices of tomato. We top everything with a pinch of salt and pepper, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and some chopped cilantro. It’s a beautifully colored breakfast plate with lots of fresh flavors, and it’s pretty darn healthy as well. Depending on how much avocados are in your area, it is also very reasonably priced! Give it a shot!
As always: Eat. Be Happy.