25 Jul 2012
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that eating breakfast is an essential start to the day and one that will help you with your weight loss efforts. Eating a healthy breakfast gets your metabolism going early and sets you up to make better decisions throughout the day. I know for myself, if I skip breakfast, I am ravenous by lunch time and usually eat whatever (and however much!) I can get my hands on first.
Before I lost weight, all meals were very compartmentalized in my head. Breakfast was the time for pancakes, French toast, omelets, bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches, or 3+ servings of cereal with milk. Lunch was almost always a cheese-laden sandwich with greasy fries or chips, or else a trip to the Chinese buffet loaded with whatever I could fit in the take-out container. Dinner was always the most up in the air, but usually pizza, chicken wings, nachos, bar food, or some other heavy dish.
Once I started to lose weight, I also loosened up a bit on the whole idea of foods being limited to a particular time of day. I realized that it was okay to have things that were characterized as traditionally breakfast, lunch, or dinner foods whenever I was craving them, and that listening to my body in this way helped me feel more satisfied.
And so I am here to make a case for healthy breakfast for dinner.
Breakfast foods tend to be super easy, quick, and delicious dinner options. After a long day’s work, a lot of times I get home and want to eat something FAST. While a frozen meal could do just that, I find breakfast foods take a lot less time to whip up and are much more satisfying! A recent favorite of mine has been soft boiled eggs, which I literally have for dinner at least once a week, but usually more.
To get the perfect soft-boiled egg, here’s what you do.
1.) Bring a pot of water to boil.
2.) Carefully add in eggs (in the shell), reduce the heat to medium low, and cover.
3.) Set your timer for 5 minutes, and toast your bread of choice while the eggs are cooking.
4.) Once the timer goes off, take the pot off the heat, and run under cool water.
5.) Peel the eggs carefully, starting at the tip so that they don’t break.
Perfectly cooked whites with a gooey runny yolk. Yum.
If you’re looking for something on the sweeter side, try my Stuffed French Toast, featuring Erewhon Corn Flakes.
For even more ideas, check out my Whole Foods Weight Watcher: Breakfast Ideas post!
Do you ever do breakfast for dinner? What’s your favorite thing to have?
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