Three Breakfasts This HealthyGirl Loves

My breakfasts usually aren't this cute. But they sure are tasty.

Anyone who checks in on regularly knows that although this site is kind of all about food, it’s also kind of not about the food at all. We don’t talk about actual food much here, but I for one, am a total food-lover, completely outside of my history of bingeing. I love delving into the health aspects of certain nutrients, I love knowing that what I eat is making my body work properly and protecting it from disease. And I love things that taste good!

In my recovery, I’ve found that eating breakfast is an important part of setting my day up sanely when it comes to everything from my stress levels to my cravings later in the day. Here, I thought I’d share a few morning meals I’m into. Feel free to add your own!

Fiber-tastic Crunchfest With a Side of “I’m So Full”
2/3 cup Barbara’s Organic Smart Bran
1/4 cup sliced fresh strawberries
Plain soy milk
Drizzle of agave nectar
On the side: 2 maple-flavored Morningstar Farms veggie sausage patties
Yummy, sausage-y protein without the nitrates and saturated fat, plus half a day’s worth of heart-healthy, cancer-fighting, tummy-filly, blood-sugar protective fiber! (I know, I’m such a nutrition dork.)

Parm-Wonderful Omelet
2 eggs
A couple tablespoons of fresh grated parmesan cheese
A bunch of chopped onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and/or tomatoes
Pat of butter or tsp of olive oil to fry the omelet in
1 piece whole-grain toast with butter
Salty, toasty, a whole serving of vegetables. ‘Nuff said.

berriesncreamBlueberries and Cream
Zero- or 2-percent Greek yogurt (Fage’s the best, y’all)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp chopped walnuts
A little agave nectar
Mix it all up into a creamy, lilac fluff and enjoy.

What are your favorite food-sanity breakfasts? Maybe we can swap recipes… And let me know, would you like to talk more about healthy food ideas on the site?


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[parts of this post originally ran in September 2009]

6 Responses to Three Breakfasts This HealthyGirl Loves

  1. Kate says:

    Those look terrific! I’m not a breakfast person. I try and try and try to remember to eat something for breakfast, because I hear my mother’s voice in my head, saying my brain needs fuel. But usually I just wait until lunchtime, which is when I get hungry. But at lunchtime, I like to eat eggs with cheese. Especially with hot sauce (I know, totally low class).

    To be perfectly honest, I’d prefer if you didn’t talk more about healthy food ideas. There are SO SO SO many blogs that specialize in this. It’s nice to find some that talk about food and body image without showing a million photos and advertising a million recipes. I love focusing on issues behind food, rather than the actual food.

    I really appreciate what you’re doing!

  2. My day is set up for failure when I skimp/skip breakfast. I am eating all sorts of crap throughout the day and then hating myself for it. Eggs are my sanity breakfast. I am satiated and am not craving sweet things for the rest of the day. Also, they give me sustaining energy. I like to have an orange or some seasonal fruit with a whole grain toast on the side.

    I have lots of simple omelette recipes, but a classic can be found here:

  3. Kate says:

    Sunny, I like how your three choices all encompass different foods (to satisfy whatever your craving at the moment) but what you choose is healthy and filling.

    I don’t normally go for cold breakfasts, but I might try the blueberries and cream-I like lilac fluff.

  4. Andrea Owen says:

    Yes! I love this, Sunny! Please more of it. Especially breakfast. With 2 kids under 3 years old, I HAVE to work out in the morning and need a good breakfast to help. Cereal or bagels just make me crash around 11 am. Yuk.

  5. Andrea Owen says:

    Oh, I forgot my fave breakfast: 2 egg whites scrambled with a 1/2 to 1 tbs of Pesto. Add a couple tbs of parmesean cheese and serve on a piece of whole wheat toast. I usually have some fruit as well. :)

  6. Heather says:

    I think I agree with Kate - whilst part of me is interested in what other people eat, there is a huge part of me that finds it uncomfortable. That, I think, is mainly because in the context of this type of site, it seems strange and almost counter-productive to talk about the specifics of food and weight, despite that being the problem…

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Sunny Sea Gold

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Sunny Sea Gold is a media-savvy advocate and commentator specializing in binge eating disorder, cultural obsessions around food and weight, and raising children who have a healthy body image.