After a good night’s sleep without eating, (a mini fast), it’s important for our first meal of the day to be nutrient dense and energizing. This sets us up for balanced eating the rest of the day.

Consider shifting your eating style to increasing your intake of protein, healthy fats and vegetables (yes, vegetables) for breakfast. Here are some suggestions:

  • Avocado with lemon or lime on whole grain toast with nut butter. You can add sliced cucumbers, red peppers, and/or raw lacinato kale and make it an open faced sandwich.
  • Leftover dinner for breakfast: stews with protein and non-starchy veggies, fish, poultry, lean meats and veggies
  • Eggs cooked a variety of ways. Try adding some sauteed onions, greens, peppers, broccoli, green beans, etc.
  • Try a German pancake which is much higher in protein than regular pancakes or waffles. See recipe, German Pancake.
  • Toby’s tofu pate lite can be eaten with celery, carrots, cucumbers, or on a whole grain piece of toast. Top it off with lettuce or lacinato kale leaves.
  • A bowl of boiled edamame is a good source of protein. Try a cup of miso soup, too.