Bring Breakfast Back + 3 TIPS on how to get started!
We’ve all heard (or been told by our parents) that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And as nutritionist Adelle Davis put it so simply, “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”
So how many of us are eating breakfasts like a king or queen would?
If you’re like most, you’re rushing out the door to work, grabbing something that you can stuff down in the car on your drive, going through the drive-thru, or hitting up the break room for donuts or bagels. And if you’ve got kids to get ready for the day, you’re lucky if you even think about eating your own breakfast until close to lunchtime. And that’s along with your cold coffee that’s been sitting on the kitchen counter for three hours…
Breakfast – along with anything we eat – should be done intentionally, mindfully.
How we start our day typically paves the way for the rest of the day ahead. Which is why it’s important to create space and intention for your morning routine.
So how do you want to pave your day ahead?
When we say bring breakfast back. We’re talking about REAL breakfast. Sustenance, brain food, “real” food that powers you for the day ahead. Not “food” that leaves your stomach grumbling 45 minutes later, bloated and in a brain fog. Because that’s not fun for anyone.
The energy and intention behind your food choices are important. So why not make the most important meal of the day the best you can give your body and your family?
Here are a few tips to help you bring real breakfast back into your life:
1) Plan ahead.
If meal planning feels overwhelming, just try planning what you and your family will eat for breakfast only each week. Carve 20 minutes out on the weekend to create a plan for the week ahead. What does your family love to eat? What will leave you full and ready to tackle the day? Some of our family favorites are: organic quinoa or steel-cut oatmeal, gluten-free pancakes sprinkled with cinnamon and fruit, or scrambled eggs and meat.
Come up with your daily breakfast, then work backwards and create your ingredient list for shopping. Spend 10 minutes the night before prepping for the day ahead to ensure success. Your day ahead will thank you!
2) Go to sleep.
Many times we’re feeling rushed in the morning – and make breakfast decisions that don’t serve us – because we’re tired and don’t wake up until the last second. Start to implement better sleep hygiene so that you get into the habit of waking earlier in order to prepare for the day. No one likes to start the day off feeling rushed and stressed. Plan to wake up even 15-20 minutes earlier each day to create space in your morning.
3) Let us do the cooking.
If we’re going to be nearby that day, let Big John’s Breakfast serve you and your family. Our food truck will be out and around the KC metro area throughout the week and our menu is filled with “real” food. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see where we’ll be. And if we’re not nearby, let us know! Check out our menu here: www.bigjohnsbreakfast.com.
Do you have any tips you’d like to share on how you keep breakfast in yours and your family’s life? Share in the comments below!
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