Breakfast is a personal thing. Whatever keeps you showing up – go for it.
My favourite is sweet fruit and plain yogurt topped with whole grains and toasted nuts. Mmmm, dessert for breakfast with no added sugar. It’s loaded with protein, fibre, vitamins – you name it – and it satisfies up to half your daily fruit & veggie requirement before your workday even starts.
The World Health Organization recommends capping added sugar at 6 teaspoons (24 g) per day. (Men’s bodies can handle a little more.) I keep sugar out of breakfast and save it for later in the day. (Watch out for hidden sugar traps like flavoured yogurts and most packaged cereals.)
If this breakfast appeals to you, find a brand of plain yogurt you like and check that your cereal has no added sugar. This breakfast is quick enough for busy people like you if you prep your fruit the night before.
I’m working on the perfect meatloaf,
tender with a little crunch, topped with chewy bacon & caramelized ketchup. It’s got to be the right blend of beef and pork, tender-crisp carrots, and al dente oatmeal. –Meatloaf is a yummy high protein snack to have on hand. Just cut off a slice straight out of the fridge and you can even eat it with your fingers.
Creamy Rotini & Broccoli Pasta with Crispy Parmesan Garlic Topping
I added barely steamed broccoli to cheesy rotini before baking. Next time I’ll reduce the pasta by half and let broccoli make up the rest – for comfort food that’s lighter and a meal in one dish
Caramelized Cherry Tomato and Onion Tart with Rosemary & Salmon
I keep a pound of butter puff pastry in the freezer for quick everything – appies, dinners, and desserts. For this savoury tart I rolled puff pastry thin, and cut around the edges to make a crust. (Don’t cut all the way through.) I caramelized onions and cherry tomatoes in olive oil with rosemary to spread on the pastry. Before baking I dotted the tart with chunks of salmon. Bake at 425F for 20 mins.
My theory is if you make it yourself you can eat just about anything you want, because you are in control.