Something I’m probably going to be talking about a lot more here is the strategy behind building a healthy meal, rather than just one-off recipes for you to piece together for a healthy diet. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be posting recipes aplenty, but…
This technique is what I use to ensure I get a balanced start to the day. What qualifies it as “balanced”?
I need some protein to start the day, even if it’s just one perfectly cooked egg with the yolk still gooey. Pastured eggs also have the double benefit of contributing a dose of omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. Another fantastic option is smoked, canned or freshly-cooked salmon, although be conscious of your seafood sourcing.
I love to pair my protein with carbs to kick-start energy levels, and sweet potatoes are a perennial favorite of mine. Wrap a small one in a damp paper towel and cook on high in the microwave for 5-8 minutes, then unwrap and slice lengthwise.
Add leafy greens for texture/color to please the eye and fiber/vitamins to please the digestive system.
Avocados, sliced or mashed to your preference only need a sprinkle of salt and perhaps the addition of sesame seeds or dukkah to make them a delicious and nutritious additional to a balanced breakfast.
Last but not least, I love to add a “wildcard”. This could be berries, melon or tomatoes, nuts, or an additional vegetable that’s beautifully in-season. Tender green sprouts, edible flowers, roasted beets, radishes, sauerkraut.
These are my building blocks for a balanced breakfast prep. If you need specifics, see the recipe below. In either case, I hope you enjoy a balanced breakfast at the earliest opportunity!