Breakfast is the meal I struggle with the most and there a few reasons why:
1. When the family all eat breakfast I am too busy sorting them out to sit and eat.
2. I cannot always face food early in the morning – coffee yes, food no.
3. My favourite breakfast in the winter is porridge, but I am avoiding too many carbs, so I feel like that’s out.
4. I like eggs, scrambled or a lovely omelette, but I DO NOT want to eat them everyday. Cluck cluck.
5. The other breakfast things I like to eat I am trying to avoid – like a slice of hot buttered toast, a fat crossaint or a warm pain au chocolate. Yum
Can you see why I am struggling?
I’ve been told it’s a good idea to have high protein and low carb – following the same principles of the rest of my diet. Also, if I skip breakfast a day or two a week, it isn’t such a bad thing as these little fasts can aid our hormone levels too.
One thing I never do without now is coffee. I am a bit coffee mad, and I love Taylors of Harrogate. I am currently working my way through their ‘Rich Italian’ which I use in a coffee machine. I savour the moment after school drop off I can enjoy – for 5 minutes – my coffee before all else kicks in. The other thing I try to remember to take everyday is a multivitamin and fish oil, as recommended by Steve.
To help me out, I decided to keep a food diary this week. Here goes:
Monday : banana
Wednesday: scrambled eggs and smoked salmon
Thursday: scrambled egg and smoked salmon
Friday: fruit and nut bar
Saturday: omelette, bacon and avocado
Sunday: scrambled egg and bacon and a slice of toast
So there you have it. My life on a plate – literally. There have been many eggs consumed and I think keeping hens in the garden would be a good idea!
The lack of green food so early in the morning could do with looking at – but I feel I make up for this with veg-based soup and fruit later in the day.
The best breakfast: the two-egg omelette with bacon and avocado. Yum.