This breakfast took minutes to make, provides high doses of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein to power me through my morning, and includes delicious and beneficial herbs.
Saute two large fistfuls of baby greens, this is kale, spinach, chard and beet tops. Add two scrambled eggs and generously cover with oregano. Flip and immediately turn off heat. Served with fresh tomato sprinkled with smoked basil finishing salt. In addition to ease of production and fantastic taste, here is why we love it!
The Center for Disease Control recently published findings that only one in ten adults eats the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables. Californians at 13% eat the greatest amount and in those states who eat the least vegetables less than 2% of adults are eating 5 cups of produce daily. And it’s likely the children are not getting what they need either. Interestingly enough, in some areas where food education and school meals are a strong focus area, children are eating better than their adult family members. We clearly, as a nation, and as communities, need to provide a wider variety of produce and whole foods to squelch the tide of childhood obesity and disease.
Now, what’s a quick easy breakfast? The food conglomerates would urge you to have highly refined carbohydrates like bagels, waffles, cereal, fruit yogurts, and toaster pastry, saying they are quick and satisfying. There are even lots of products of these types that try to fool us into thinking they are good for us, have “whole grain”, “probiotics” etc. Don’t fall for it! These products are filled with sugar, or are so refined (lacking sufficient protein, fiber and nutrient) that they immediately turn to sugar in your system and set you off on a roller coaster of insulin reaction for the rest of your day.
Nutritious and powerful breakfasts in a jiffy include veggie egg combinations, turkey or chicken sausages, whole grains like oats, quinoa, buckwheat, and millet, which can be cooked ahead or soaked the night before. Don’t forget to add fruit and nuts to your whole grains for all the protein, fiber, and vitamins they provide.