The idea of breaking fast excites me. Knowing that I need to eat after holding out for 6-8 hours is enough reason to fuss over a meal. Which is why I don’t understand how some people choose to skip the most important meal of the day. They must be starving by noon! Also, it is a fact that the lack of energy and calories slow down one’s metabolism. So folks, eat your breakfast!
Every weekend, I look forward to making a proper breakfast because I have the luxury of time. Mike and I used to head to the weekend market to get his favorite forest ham sandwich but I soon figured that I could make the same meal for much less. Yes, I take pride in my frugality. I’ve found that The Swiss Deli’s Smoked Farmer’s Ham is quite identical from the one at the market. Once armed with the right kind of ham, all you need is a fresh baguette, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and your choice of condiments. We always put mustard and Mike piles on the horseradish. The result is always a healthy and hearty breakfast.
I’ve also been getting into the habit of making breakfast smoothies. It’s a great way to start the work day and is definitely a full meal in itself. This smoothie keeps me full until lunch, which is great since I’m trying to avoid mid-day snacks. Flavors vary depending on the available fruits but I usually like using bananas, frozen blueberries or strawberries. I add milk, yogurt, some OJ and about 1/4 cup of old fashioned oats to give me my daily dose of fiber. Don’t be afraid of the oatmeal as you really won’t taste it in the smoothie. I used to just have this for dinner and lost a good amount of weight. :)
So treat yourself to a great breakfast. You’ll be surprised at how it can make a difference in your day.