April 29, 2020 9:42:49 AM
Jan Swoope - [email protected]
Mornings at my house are beginning to feel a little like the movie "Groundhog Day." Even without an alarm, I'm waking up as early, or earlier, than I did before Working From Home became the order of the day. Now, instead of eating a quick bowl of cereal or hard-boiled egg and downing vitamins before dashing off to the office, there's time in the morning -- every morning -- time with a capital T. Time to feel a cloak of responsibility to "make breakfast." To feed others under our roof.
If your morning creativity has waned to the point of cheese toast or a box of frozen sausage biscuits from the grocery, I'm with you. And some days, that's just fine. But these many weeks at home, with an all-access pass to the kitchen every moment we feel restless or anxious, is not, I've discovered, a good thing. Retaining some grasp on what's healthy eating and what's not is important to how we come out of this thing.
So, to help spark some ideas on starting the day off right (and to support immunity), today we include a couple of recipes from Family Features and SimplyProtein that focus on protein and fiber, while being low in sugar. The dishes are uncomplicated; if there are kids at home, let them get involved.
Better breakfast tips
To re-boot a healthy breakfast plan, consider these tips, provided by Family Features, from Dr. Jonathan Clinthorne and SimplyProtein:
These recipes for avocado toast and yogurt parfait provide protein and energy with simple prep. Find more protein-packed recipes at simplyprotein.com.
2 slices whole-wheat bread
1 avocado, halved and sliced
2 poached eggs
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup crushed SimplyProtein Barbecue Crunchy Bites (or small crushed croutons, etc.)
1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup assorted fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries and kiwi
1 tablespoon shaved almonds
1 SimplyProtein Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar, crumbled (or other protein bar)
Shaved coconut (optional)
Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.