Hello everyone and happy Chanukah!
Today we are going to talk about… breakfast!
“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” How many of us actually do that? Most of us actually do it the other way around. But breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
I’m sure you’ve heard that breakfast= break your fast. The whole night you haven’t been eating so it’s as if you’ve been fasting. Some people don’t have time to eat breakfast, or skip it. This is a big no no since breakfast fills you up, helps you concentrate during the day and prevents excess noshing.
But what if you have to rush to school and just don’t have time to make a large Israeli style breakfast of eggs, salads, cheeses and yogurt? (No one has the time to do all that…)
Here are some easy and simple breakfast ideas:
1. Oatmeal. Oatmeal takes about 7 minutes to make; 6 of them being the cooking time. Oatmeal is very filling and delicious as well. (That’s why some people like to eat it before a fast.) All you do is add water or milk (or half and half) to a saucepan with some oats and simmer. Remember to stir every so often!
Yummy add ins:
* Cinnamon (very healthy as well!)
* Cut up fruit (banana, apple, peach, anything really)
* Coconut flakes
* Cocoa power (just a little!)
* Fresh/frozen berries (was going to do something with the letter C to continue the chain, but couldn’t think of anything!)
* A small drizzle of maple syrup or silan- date honey
2. An egg. They take literally 5 minutes, all you have to do is crack the egg, check it and pour it in to the frying pan! You can make an omelette, a scrambled egg, a sunny side up and more! You can even eat a hardboiled egg which is much quicker. (Just remember to add a pinch of salt, it gives it all the flavour!)
3. If you really, really don’t have time, you can eat a plain yogurt (which is much healthier) mixed with the add in ideas from the oatmeal above. You can eat a banana which has quite a few health benefits as well. And if you need to have cereal, eat the healthy stuff like plain cheerio’s or bran flakes. You can save the sugary stuff for Shabbos.
4. On the other hand, if you have a lot of time, you can make pancakes, French toast, etc.
I like eating French toast for lunch, when I have more time. I eat it savoury, with salt and pepper, and for a side some fresh veggies.
Reminder- try and eat as much fresh fruit and veggies as possible!