Monday, August 13, 2007

Breakfast?!


Howdy Y'all! So...one of the most common questions we receive, both in person and via email is "what do I eat for breakfast?" Well...the same types of stuff you eat for lunch and dinner! I know that is uninspiring to many since we advocate silly stuff like lean protein, veggies, fruit, nuts, avocados etc. I mean how on earth could one construct a breakfast from such things? Sorry, I may be a little cranky on this topic but here's a news flash:
FOOD IS NOT YOUR FRIEND, YOUR SOUL MATE OR THE ANSWER TO YOUR PROBLEMS.

Does this mean eating should be a dull, joyless existence? Absolutely not, I think the recipes presented here illustrate this perfectly and no one, not even Robb-the-food-nazi is advocating a life without occasional forays into dicey food options (refined carbs) but I do think people eat too often from a place of filling emotional needs and not an opportunity to experiment, try new things and promote ones health, body composition and performance. Too preachy? tough crackers Amigos Y Amiga's, everyone else is saying breakfast burritos, muffins, bagels and juices are healthy and "OK" for breakfast. That's bullshit...they are not fit for daily consumption. Just come to terms with that and no one needs to get hurt!

So, breakfast. Like I mentioned in a previous post, we were given some fantastic salmon and cod a few days a go. We have defrosted this fish at various points and thrown together some great meals. Here is what we did the other day:

Brown 1/2 lb. of salmon in a pan. Break into small pieces as it cooks. Add 1/2 bag of Trader Joes green beans. mix and cook until green beans are tender. Add 6 omega-3 enriched scrambled eggs. Cook thoroughly. Garnish with ground black pepper and fresh espresso.

The meal provides, protein, good fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It will stick with you for hours and you will not have a mid morning energy crash. Bagels, juice, oatmeal and similar crap do not offer these benefits. Give it a shot, you'll like it!

6 Comments:

Blogger Scott Kustes said...

At some point in the 20th century, we became conditioned to think that breakfast was a time for sweets. Donuts, pastries, sugary cereal, etc all characterize breakfast. General Mills and Post tell us that cereal, toast (with only the slightest hint of butter), and juice are "part of a balanced breakfast." The reality is that breakfast is just a meal. It's no different than lunch or dinner. It's only because we've been marketed to (quite successfully) that we think breakfast is a time for Pop-Tarts and waffles (mmm....Waffle House!)

Great post!

Scott Kustes
Modern Forager

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Greg Everett said...

but after an all-night fast, blood sugar is really low. we need whole grains and even some sugar (brown sugar is better because it's slower digesting) to bring it back to normal so we have energy all day.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Robb Wolf said...

greg,
high fructose corn syrup in the form of jolt cola works best.
Nicki

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Greg Everett said...

only if you dry with with a blow dryer into powder and then snort it.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Robb Wolf said...

Scott-
I love waffles! if only there was not the bloat, carb crash and needing a binky like 40 minutes later. Great site BTW amigo! We will get you up in the links section.

Greg-Good call on powdered Jolt...just liek they make in Oroville!

2:27 PM  
Blogger Scott Kustes said...

Valid points on sugar and HFCS. It is amazing that humanity survived the 2 million years before those substances came along to sustain us. I'm not sure how our ancestors crossed the savanna without Pop Tarts.

Robb,
I love waffles too. My friends and I have a tradition of hitting Waffle House on the way back from a weekend of camping. Nothing hits the spot after a weekend of hiking, drinking beer, and no showering like waffles and hash browns (covered in Tabasco...it's a food group in Kentucky). The rest of the drive home is usually not very talkative as we're all in carb-coma.

And thanks for the kudos!

4:21 PM  

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