I heard somewhere that breakfast was the most important meal not to f*ck up. Is this true? Well, lets look at it this way: A lot of “breakfast” foods can give you blood sugar spikes and if done frequently, this can wear out your insulin systems - causing you to gain weight, increasing your chances of insulin resistance & diabetes. But we’re getting way ahead of ourselves here. Let’s go back to the blood sugar instability part - this can be one of the reasons why an empty carbohydrate breakfast can leave you even hungrier by mid-miring and you end up eating more!
If you're like most - in a hurry and find yourself throwing some bits of wheat in a bow with low-fat milk inexplicably poured onto them or munching on a toasted pastry or donut, you're probably better off skipping breakfast altogether. It's likely to be more healthy to forego that morning meal, as long as you're not eating similar un-healthy foods later. So IF you want to eat breakfast, what can you have that's going to set you up for a productive morning and maybe even well into early afternoon? Vegetables- of course (along with some protein, health fats & probiotics)! We all know the importance of vegetables and if you want all the geek facts goggle it,;)
When it comes to breakfast, you don’t naturally think of vegetables and when I tell people that I eat vegetables for breakfast, they think I’m truly nuts and if you’re still reading this, you’re probably thinking the same thing or are now intrigued. Either way, the past few years of eating vegetables for breakfast has lead me to the #gratedvegbrekkie revolution. That’s right graters aren’t just for cheese, in fact my grater is the most used kitchen tool in my household. Grating your vegetables obviously reduces the size of the veg. So that means you don’t have to do all the hard work of chewing your food properly in the morning- WIN, because who has time for that. Also, grating your vegetables makes it taste different- seriously! I don’t like cabbage in the morning, but if I grate it I love it - it’s weird, I know!
A few tips about incorporating vegetables into your breakfast:
1.You need to get over the mental block of what foods are "breakfast foods". The breakfast advertising people have done a damn good job of making you think that breakfast comes from a box.
2.Start with the vegetables you can stomach in the morning. There's NO WAY I could have eaten 1/2 of the vegetables I eat now - I ate a lot of cooked spinach & broccoli in the beginning.
3.Make a commitment to cook yourself a #gratedvegbrekkie 2 or 3 times a week - start on a day when you’re not in a rush & give yourself some extra time to begin with too, over time you’ll be able to cook a full grated vegetable brekkie in 15 mins flat every day!
What to cook with:
Vegetables You Can Grate:
Add Extra Flavour with:
Other Vegetables to Add:
What goes nicely with your #gratedvegbrekkie:
Avocado, Berries, Sweet Potato Mash Poached Egg, Real Bacon or any “leftovers” grass fed meat & Sauerkraut (of course)!
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