Friday, May 2, 2008

Nutritious Breakfasts - Do-Able

Through the years, our family has become more health consious An awakening came when my husband who suffers with back pain went to a naturalist in quest for relief for his back pain. We did not get the help from this doctor, but he was influential in our eating habits!
This doctor believed in the eating for your blood type diet. We were willing to go along with this....but, my husband and I were different blood types which meant totally different diets. His recommended diet was no red meat, no wheat, no dairy etc., my recommended diet consisted of all his no no's. We ate lots of fish, beans and experimented with wheat substitutes. After a while, it became apparent that we just could function on this diet! So we came up with our own solution - Balance. We added more water to our diets, more vegetables, less junk etc. Upon doing much research we have concocted some fun and healthy breakfasts. Here are a few of our favorites:
We begin each day with coffee first (!), then fruit. Fruit is great in the morning as it cleanses the body from the overnight fast from food.

Yogart and chopped appples with walnuts sprinkled on top - gives protein, fiber and some healthy fats.

Whole wheat toast with peanut butter and bananas with walnuts sprinkled on top.

Whole wheat toast or english muffin or whole wheat tortillla spread with peanut butter and topped with chopped apple.

Plain oatmeal flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar etc. For a great treat, drop a spoon of peanut butter in and stir - delicious!

Egg sandwhich on whole wheat bread with cheese on top.

Scrambled egg with stir fry vegetables and cheese.

Smoothies !! We love these. Use vanilla yogart, banana and any fruit combination you like(strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, mango). Add orange juice to achieve desired consitancy.

Those are some great ways to begin your day deliciously!

2 comments:

  1. I love egg and cheese on whole wheat.

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  2. Great list of great foods to eat.

    You are SO right...that balance is the KEY!!!

    I so enjoyed reading your post today...thanks for the amazing food tips.

    Kim~

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