3 Reasons You Should Eat Breakfast Everyday (Recipe Included)
Every morning, I get up and have something to look forward too. Coffee, yes. But deep down inside, I know there is more to follow. I will soon open my fridge and decide what I get to eat for breakfast. I grew up in a household where the options for breakfast were endless - and that may have sparked the foodie in me at such a young age. Some of my night owl friends (and late night snackers) will most likely disagree with my opinion, but I believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here’s why.
It gives you energy.
If feeling tired plagues you regularly, consider taking a look at your breakfast habits. First off, are you even eating breakfast? Second, is it a whole meal that includes protein? Having the energy to get through the morning typically means our bodies require more than coffee. Although, coffee with a healthy fat mixed in is a great start!
It helps you lose weight.
Not only can eating breakfast help you maintain your weight, but it can actually help you lose weight as well. If you start your day with a well-rounded breakfast, it can decrease the number of calories you're tempted to consume throughout the rest of the day. Regarding the late night munchies - once this is under control, you will find yourself regularly waking up hungry for breakfast!
Do you ever wish more breakfast and brunch restaurants were open later than 2pm? I know I do! But, the fact that they aren’t is only another encouraging factor as to why we should be eating breakfast first thing. Pancakes, bacon, frittatas… these are all things that get my mouth watering. I especially enjoy finding healthy alternatives, which is why I’ve included my favorite breakfast recipe below!
Skillet Egg Bake
2 sweet potatoes (chopped into bite-size pieces)
2-3 apples (chopped into bite-sized pieces)
1 cup of canned coconut milk
1/4 (or 4 tbs) grass-fed butter
Large handful of raisins
Large handful of chopped walnuts
Cinnamon to taste
Salt to taste
Maple syrup (to drizzle afterward)
Oven-proof iron skillet
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in the skillet over medium heat.
Add sweet potatoes, cook for about 5 minutes.
Add apples to skillet, continue cooking for another 5 mins.
Add salt and cinnamon.
Add raisins and walnuts, continue cooking for 2 - 5 mins.
While the skillet is cooking, in a separate bowl, mix eggs with coconut milk.
Turn off the stovetop and remove the skillet from heat.
Pour egg mixture over everything in the skillet.
Put in oven and bake for 25 - 30 mins, until it has set.
Let cool for 10 mins, then slice. Yields approx 8 servings.
Drizzle with maple syrup, and dig in!
I love making this at the beginning of the week and having leftovers to quickly microwave later in the week.