Dr. Michael Dardano

The Winter Breakfast Blues……
25 Jan
Friday, 10PM

The Winter Breakfast Blues……

So as the winter is coming, and its getting colder in the mornings, here are some good alternative suggestions on what to eat for breakfast to fill your tummy with nutrition and warm your center before braving the cold.

1. Egg-spectations: I am a big fan of eggs in the morning, so I will take 1 cup of Organic Free Range Egg whites and mix in 2 Organic Free Range eggs with the yolk. I usually put in about 1 cup of a fiber filler veggie like spinach, kale, red or yellow pepper, or mushrooms to bring the complex carbs to the table. You don’t need to add milk, oil or butter to your eggs. They will cook just fine in a non stick pan.
After my eggs and veggies are done, I’ll top them off with 1 tablespoon of EVOO to make sure I’ve gotten my good fats in for this meal and sometimes I’ll get adventurous and sprinkle a pinch of White Truffle Salt from William Sonoma to add great flavor.

2. Soup-spectacular: So most people don’t think about the idea of having a bowl of hearty soup for breakfast, but I have to say it is is quite a delicious way to start your day. my top soups would be: Hearty Vegetable, Green Goddess, Beet/Turnip/Parsnip, Butternut Squash and Sweet pea.

What to avoid for the winter breakfast rush…….. Oatmeal which can rarely be completely Gluten-Free, and is one of the fastest ways to weight gain and spiked sugar levels. It goes in fast, and your energy crashes soon after. 3232598359_48d2f52d9a

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