Breaking the Fast

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broccoli/cheddar/smoked gouda quiche with fresh berries

We’ve all heard it at one time or another, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” I am inclined to agree with this given we need fuel to function as well as we can. Just as you cannot expect your car to run on empty, you certainly cannot expect your body to perform all that it needs to without the proper nutrition. I personally love breakfast and consider it my favorite meal. Sweet, savory, or a combination – the possibilities are endless! Remember that when planning a meal, be sure you have chosen foods from different food groups and with different macronutrients, i.e. fat, carbohydrates, and protein. These will be bold face on the nutrition label. The best way to prevent a blood sugar spike from cereal/oatmeal/toast is to also consume a balance of protein and fat. Some examples include: whole grain oatmeal made with milk, banana, pb // whole grain toast, peach, scrambled egg // cherries, multigrain crackers, cheese stick for those mornings on the go // equal parts Greek yogurt and milk of choice, fruit, and spices blended then topped with a sprinkle of nuts and granola. I wanted to share some of my favorite creations below to hopefully give you new ideas if you’ve run into a rut. I hope these provide new inspiration to jump start your day right!

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cinnamon raisin toast with melted sharp cheddar / over easy egg / fresh peach
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cinnamon raisin bread topped with cream cheese, fresh peach, & toasted raw mixed nuts
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Matt’s Scrambler: LOVE GROWN Power Oats cooked with paprika, cayenne, & black pepper then topped with a local sausage patty, an over easy egg, cheddar jack cheese, & my addition of warmed blueberries
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rye toast with goat cheese & smoked salmon – add capers, tomato, & cucumber for even more crunch & color!
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local Mediterranean olive bread with local smoke gouda, an over easy egg, & an orange
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boxed natural scones with added fresh thyme and strawberries
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Kath‘s baked banana oatmeal – check out KERF for the foolproof recipe!
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‘Carrot Cake Oatmeal’ : old fashioned oats cooked with a small jar carrot baby food, spices, & vanilla then topped with Sunrise Crunchy Vanilla cereal, plain Greek yogurt lightly sweetened with honey for the “icing”, & pb
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‘Green Smoothie’ : equal parts plain Greek yogurt & milk + old fashioned oats soaked overnight then blended with greens, match green tea powder, avocado, frozen banana, cinnamon, & vanilla; topped with Honey Nut Cheerios & pb

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