Well, it's the last day of March and I'm still sticking strong to my New Year's Resolution of creating a healthier lifestyle. In fact, I'm down 6lbs this month! I'd attribute that to the fact that I've upped my workout game from 2-3 times a week to 4-5 times a week. This means a lot more soreness and fatigue, and a need to increase my protein and carb load. So I figured why not start with the most important meal of the day?
I used to skip breakfast almost everyday. Terrible, I know. I didn't think that I had time for breakfast. And besides, I wasn't even hungry anyway... So no harm done right? But really, my body was so used to being denied food in the morning that it stopped sending hunger signals to my brain. Not good. And as far as the whole not having time excuse, that was just pure crap. There is always time to take care of yourself if you make it a priority. Now that I work out first thing in the morning most days, I need to eat breakfast and a hearty one at that. My new favorite breakfast...scrambled eggs with red onion, avocado, and smoked salmon on toast.
I love the salty flavor and a little bit goes a long way. Smoked salmon is an excellent source of protein and omega-3's. It's also a great source of iron, something most women don't get enough of. An iron deficiency means less oxygen circulating in your blood, which leads to fatigue (plus other very bad stuff) and Ain't nobody got time for that!
Ah where do I begin? Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Vitamin A. Lots of different vitamins and nutrients all in one little egg.
There is a reason that avocados are a super food! Packed with fiber and essential nutrients; avocados are a great source of healthy fats. Avocados level out your blood sugar, lower your cholesterol, and help your digestion. Plus, they contain oleic acid, which helps to make your body feel full.
I honestly just added these for flavor, but it turns out that they function as an antioxidant too!
Oatmeal Wheat Toast
When people are trying to lose weight (as I am), bread seems to be one of those things that is automatically eliminated. But not all breads are created the same. In fact, whole grain breads can be an excellent source of fiber and minerals.
This breakfast covers so many different food groups, fills me up, and helps meet many of my daily nutritional requirements. Plus, it tastes amazing so I love it.
Eat Clean & Stay Well