A Breakfast Experiment

If you’re like most Americans, your breakfast is pretty carb-heavy.

A big bowl of 2-3 cups of cereal or granola with milk, giant bagels, pancakes, french toast, or the breakfast of champs – Poptarts, Toaster Strudels, or Reese’s Puff Cereal. All alongside a nice big glass of juice.

You wonder why kids can’t focus in school after feeding them straight-up sugar marketed perfectly. Of course, kids want colorful frosting packets to coat their sugar-filled strudels with.

Even if you choose the “healthy” option – fat-free yogurt topped with sugar-laden granola, it may not be the best breakfast. Balanced meals contain a good amount of protein, fat, and a controlled portion of carbohydrate to prevent a blood sugar rollercoaster.

I’ll explain this “rollercoaster” in my next post, but for now, I want to challenge you to change your breakfast for one month.

My breakfast of champs is EGGS. I change it up, but it’s typically 2-3 scrambled eggs with mushrooms, spinach, avocado, and maybe some cheese on top. When I’m feeling fancy, I’ll throw in some smoked salmon. On the side, I’ll have a small piece of fruit or a sweet potato. Simple, yet delicious.

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The best part is it keeps me full, satisfied, and full of energy all morning while running around the hospital until lunchtime. I rarely have to reach for a morning snack, like I used to when I relied on oatmeal or cereal for breakfast.

The incredible, edible egg is nutrient dense food filled with high-quality protein when you eat the entire egg, yolk and all. Here’s a great label to compare the yolk vs the white. When you throw out the yolk, you’re throwing away all the nutrients, except a little protein. The yolk contains protein, choline for brain function, lutein for your eyes, vitamin D, and countless other vitamins and minerals essential for health. Don’t worry about the cholesterol in eggs; there is little evidence that cholesterol in food such as eggs is associated with heart disease.

If you choose pasture-raised, you’ll even get omega-3 fatty acids and more. Plus, you will notice a difference in yolk color and taste when you choose local or pasture-raised eggs!

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It takes about 5 minutes to whip up scrambled eggs, or you can a week’s worth of an egg bake or hard-boiled eggs to grab in the morning. Skip the juice, and grab a piece of fruit with it for a quick, delicious, and easy breakfast!

If you need inspiration to whip up some eggs in the morning, here are some of my favorite recipes:

Egg Bake – Change it up with whatever veggies, protein, or spices you have.

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Roasted sweet potatoes with kale and fried eggs

I dare you to try it for a month. Report back on your energy and hunger levels throughout the day.

Have an egg-cellent breakfast!

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