Growing up as a child and up until I graduated college I was always pretty slim. As an adolescent I was involved in gymnastics, tap, and jazz. When I entered high school I played soccer for two years. All through college I maintained a steady weight even though I wasn’t physically active. (I guess it was the 20’s metabolism). I had actually started seeing a personal trainer because I felt I was too thin and I wanted to get more of a “young woman’s” figure. Well.. be careful what you ask for, because we fast forward to age 36 and I have the woman’s figure and then some. So now I had to get a personal trainer to try to get my 25 year old body back. When it comes to my overall health, I would say I take it fairly seriously. I do go to the gym four to five times a week. I try to eat moderately healthy on most days.. I do have a weakness for Laffy Taffy, bread pudding, and a warm brownie with vanilla bean ice cream.
This brings us to the topic for today, “What is your favorite meal of the day?” Mine is breakfast!! I believe I get this from my father. When I lived at home, he used to love for me cook him my french toast or blueberry pancakes for dinner. Even when I visit home now he still asks me to cook him breakfast food for dinner. I feel like I can skip any meal of the day, but without my breakfast, the rest of my day is not the same. I know there are debates on whether eating breakfast is “the most important meal of the day.” A co-work of mine does the Intermittent Fasting which involves skipping breakfast and only eating two meals each day. Skip breakfast! This method would never work for me. So let me share with you all my new breakfast meal obsession. On social media I follow world renowned blogger Aimee Song of Song of Style . She has a love for avocados like I do and when I saw her Instagram post about avocado toast, I was sold. So lately, if I am eating breakfast at home, it is usually avocado toast with fried egg. Although there are some days I may switch it up and have hot cereal with blueberries and raspberries, I always go back to my avocado toast. I am not a certified nutritionist, but I have also started tracking my calories using the My Fitness Pal app. When used consistently, this app has really helped me with my weight and overall health management. This meal is only 270 calories:
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1 slice Cinnamon Raisin 100% Whole Grain Ezekiel Bread
- 1 large brown cage free egg
- 1 tsp Grapeseed oil (if frying egg)
If I am extremely hungry, I will use 2 eggs and 2 slices of bread, but still use 1/2 avocado. I always pair my breakfast meal with either of a cup of ginger or green tea. On Pintrest, there are 101 ways to eat avocado toast, so you can experiment with which recipe best suits you. Whether you love dinner, lunch, snack time, or breakfast like me! Just make sure you enjoy every bite of it!
What is your favorite meal of the day? Share your comments