When it comes to eating clean I get the same question all the time. “What do you eat for breakfast?”
The answer is eggs. Four. Every day. I really should mix it up for more variety, but I love ‘em!
I’ve been eating eggs for so long that I don’t even remember what I used to eat for breakfast.
I think I used to have yogurt, and maybe cereal. But I’ve been eating eggs for so long that I’m not exactly sure. I’ll tell you what though, I know it didn’t include enough protein.
My favorite breakfast day of the week is Sunday. Every Sunday I fry up a pound of bacon. Next I cut up some of the leftover baked potato and reheat it in the bacon grease (adding some salt, pepper, and garlic). Finally I scramble up some eggs. Accompanied by a cup of coffee with a splash of heavy whipping cream and I’m one happy girl.
But I eat eggs during the week too. They really don’t take that long to cook. Monday through Saturday I pretty much eat the same thing for breakfast. Lately I’ve been obsessed with scrambling my eggs with baby spinach and tomato. I eat them with a side of raw green peppers and cucumbers. During the week I drink my coffee black. (I’m a little OCD with my food routines, I know.)
Before I got on the spinach and tomato kick I was just topping my eggs with salsa and guac. That was good too, but I just got sick of it. Fresh avocado on eggs is great too.
Right now I’m on a fresh veggie kick, but prior to that I was eating my eggs with a side of reheated broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. I just bought frozen bags at the grocery store and cooked up a bunch to have on hand for breakfast.
Of course a side of fruit (fresh or previously frozen) is always a delicious option, but I personally try to limit my fruit consumption so I don’t make it a breakfast routine. It’s more like a treat. If I do indulge in fruit though it’s blueberries. Or strawberries. But mostly blueberries.
For days when I simply don’t have the five minutes in the morning to scramble my eggs, I prep them the night before. I use muffin tins. I grease each spot up with grass fed butter, crack an egg in each one, add salt and pepper, and pop in a 350 degree oven for 25 min.
Like I said, I really need to vary my breakfast protein. I used to. But lately it’s been all eggs. Other things that I used to eat for breakfast would include a hamburger, chicken, and chicken sausage. I just always make sure I have plenty of protein on my plate.
People always think it’s weird to eat a hamburger for breakfast. Why is that weird but waffles, pop tarts and muffins are totally acceptable? What’s weird is that eating dessert for breakfast is totally “normal”.
So if you’re struggling to think of non-dessert items to eat at breakfast time try eggs, or chicken, or hamburger. Prep them ahead of time so you can eat on the go.
I seriously go to bed at night looking forward to eating my breakfast the next day. In fact, I’d be happy eating breakfast for supper too. My egg obsession might be a problem, but hopefully it has helped you come up with better breakfast ideas!