My two boys can easily eat 6-8 eggs between the two of them, which means I'm normally cooking fairly huge breakfasts.
But once in a while I'm just not feeling a huge mess so this morning "cereal" bowl is perfect for filling up the big eaters in our house.
There are a few things I like to focus on when it comes to what we eat each morning:
1. Lots of protein and fat (around 20-30% of my meal).
There's nothing worse than starting out the morning tired. The first part of my day is when I accomplish the most so I fuel my body with that in mind.
Protein and fat is going to help satiate you for many hours to come and keep your energy levels and moods stable.
2. A fermented food (1/4-1 cup).
Gut health is something I take very seriously as I dealt with debilitating gastrointestinal issues for years after returning home from a foreign mission trip.
Had I have had a healthy diet and gut before that trip, I may not have come home with the issues I had.
....turns out eating junk food 24-7 is a sure way to not have a healthy gut.
What you can do to ensure you are populating the healthy bacteria in your gut is to eat some sort of fermented food with each meal (raw sauerkraut, kombucha, plain yogurt, kefir, fermented vegetables, etc)
Even if we have eggs, we usually have a side of berries and yogurt for "dessert" after breakfast.
Berries are packed with antioxidants that lower inflammation in the body, improve memory, and reduce our risk of cancer.
They are also a great complex carbohydrate...which means they are rich in fiber and digest slowly, keeping blood sugars (energy levels) stable.
We buy ours in bulk, frozen at Costco to save on cost.
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Morning "Cereal" Bowl
1 cup full-fat plain yogurt (we used Brown Cow)
1/4 cup frozen blueberries (or blackberries)
2 T chia seeds
3 strawberries, sliced
2 T raw pumpkin seeds (or nuts/seeds of choice)
cinnamon + cardamon to taste
Other toppings: granola, sliced almond, hemp seeds, bee pollen
Mix all ingredients together. Let sit for 10 minutes to let chia seeds soften.
If you would like to see the macro breakdown, I logged the recipe into My Fitness Pal.