Breakfast should be protein-rich to sustain your energy and keep blood sugar balanced throughout the day. If you do breakfast right, you'll be less likely to feel fatigue, anxiety, and irritability throughout your day.
In part II of our Be Well Breakfast series, the naturopathic doctors and friends of Be Well share their favorite quick, easy, and nutrition-packed morning meals. Try one of their household breakfast go-to's. Maybe they will become your favorites, too!
Be sure to check out part I of the Breakfast series, too: The Almighty Smoothie.
Dr. Liz Orchard's Spicy Eggs & Sausage:
My family and I regularly enjoy organic eggs over easy with salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder accompanied by organic chicken sausage by Applegate. It's super simple and if there's time, we make a smoothie packed with veggies and fruit, too.
Dr. Leslie Vilensky's Poached Eggs & Veggies:
I like poaching two eggs over a bed of vegetables (onion, spinach, mushroom is a favorite combo) sauteed in olive oil or butter. I sometimes add a piece of gluten free toast for added crunch.
Not sure how to poach an egg? Check out this guide.
Dr. Crystalin Montgomery's Egg Faves:
My favorite breakfast manages to nourish mom (that's me), dad, and our 3-year old toddler who is currently a picky eater! I fry 2 organic, free-range eggs with half a plate of steamed kale and 1 chicken sausage (from the Seward Community Co-op of Minneapolis) in a bit of coconut oil. Yum!
Faith's Easy Steel Cut Oatmeal:
My one year old tends to wake up very hungry for breakfast so fast and easy is key! I like making gluten-free steel-cut oats in the crockpot overnight and waking up to a hot, filling, and ready-to-eat meal. I toss frozen organic berries (usually blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries) into the crockpot just before serving and top it with chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk, coconut flakes, and raw almond slices.
Important Note: All of our recipes are gluten-free because gluten tends to cause inflammation in the body, even in those who do NOT have Celiac Disease. Check out this press release on the latest research linking gluten to intestinal permeability (aka "leaky gut"). Common symptoms of leaky gut include constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, headaches, brain fog, memory loss, and fatigue. If you think you may have leaky gut or a food intolerance, the naturopathic doctors at Be Well in Saint Paul, MN offer food intolerance testing and can help identify natural solutions to help you feel your absolute best.