My February plan to have a regular and healthy breakfast has been progressing well. Some days I achieve and some days I am a little more unhealthy than is useful for my holistic well-being. (sad face)
So… I though I would share some of my healthy (and not so healthy) options from my last couple of weeks.
I made a plan, a bit of an outline about what I thought would constitute healthy eating and ditched the other ‘rubbish’ from the pantry and fridge. That way I was not as tempted to eat unhealthy foods.
Of course, there are still the unhealthy days for me. One of those mornings when I have not allowed myself sufficient time for a decent breakfast and I grab a quick cup of coffee and that chocolate biscuit.
I open the fridge door and there was the chocolate biscuit .. begging .. “choose me, choose me”.. so I did! I succumbed to temptation. I have chocolate biscuits there for the light supper option to have with a cup of tea at the end of the day. However, sometimes I start my day with chocolate.
Most of the time now, due in part to my February intentions to bring more fruit and flexibility into my life, I eat a wholesome breakfast.
If you can source fresh fruit from the Farmers Market you are fortunate and can create a lovely tasty and healthy bowl of breakfast flavour. I think it is such a special treat to have access to flavoursome organically grown fresh fruit.
I think it would be wonderful to step out into a kitchen garden in the morning and pick an avocado or a ripe tomato straight from the vine to make breakfast. Maybe some fresh parsley for the scrambled eggs. However, I am fully aware that to have a productive kitchen garden takes attention and nurturing as well as money, time and space. So my option is to purchase the avocado, tomato or cucumber for the local greengrocer during the week or the Farmers Market on the weekend.
I have heard people say that it is better for the body to have a substantial breakfast, to eat like a king for the first meal of the day, then a lighter meal for lunch. At the end of the day it is suggested that meal be our smallest meal for the day and our digestive system will be most grateful. I often get this around the wrong way and eat my smallest meal at the beginning of the day and largest meal at the end of the day.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a Pauper
~ Adelle Davis (1904-1974)