There’s something that’s been bothering me for a while now. Why is it that most bodybuilding or weight lifting articles you read are always geared toward men? I guess not really geared toward men as much as directed toward men.
For example, last night I was looking up information on bodybuilding competitions (because why not? Fun info to read about). All the side linked articles were, “Top 12 Men’s Topics,” “Men’s Best Super Foods,” “Men’s Weight Lifting Guide…” etc. Where are the women’s articles?
I dunno, it just bothers me that just because most gym’s weight areas are deemed Man Caves, women aren’t always included. Just because once upon a time men ruled the Olympic Lifting Arena? I think CrossFit may have a lot to do with an increase in Lifting-Chicks, or maybe it’s just a little more “in” for women to be strong and to hold their own ground. Either way, I guess it’s just our womanly duty to run in and take over every Man Cave in the world. Sorry guys. (Oh I can see you all cringing now!)
Anyway, today we’re not talking weight lifting… not really. We’re talking food. My tangent is over.
We have all been told many times that breaking the fast, that is breakfast, is uber important to start any day.
In need of some variety to your breakfast of eggs, eggs, and probably more eggs? Oh, I know we all need ideas for variety, especially to balance the nutrients we’re getting to fuel our bodies properly.
Here are some ideas for those following a Paleo-lifestyle and starting out the day with the most important meal of the day: Breakfast! (in absolutely no rhyme or reason order…)
Soon-to-be Paleo-ized (aka: honey-sweetened version) Blueberry Lemon Coconut Muffins
Thai Chicken Burger (hello, who said you can’t have dinner for breakfast?!)
Last but certainly not least, as there are SO many options, leftovers, and ideas out there, are eggs. Of course eggs are a crazy-great addition for breakfast as they are loaded with nutrients, one of the best sources of high quality amino acids that your body can readily use for muscle growth (along with fat burning potential!), and all that healthy fat your eyes, hair, nails, hormone function, and brain uses and needs.
Whenever I eat egg scrambled, they’re over plenty of greens and always loaded with veggies. Try adding a good helping of vegetables at the very end of cooking, as raw veggies are key to any thriving diet.
Dijon Egg and Veggie Scramble
- 1 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 zucchini
- 1 large green onion
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp each spice (use a variety/all or a few: chili powder, coriander, cumin, paprika, turmeric, pepper, cayenne, even curry)
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 cup spinach
- sprinkle of raw goat cheese, optional but delicious
In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil. Add bell pepper and zucchini, stirring frequently. Cook on medium-high heat until zucchini becomes soft and slightly translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
Crack the eggs and add in the whole egg and egg whites to the zucchini and pepper mixture. Scramble, as desired. While the eggs are still cooking, add green onion, salt, and spices.
Continue to cook the egg until they become fluffy and solid. Remove from heat and toss with Dijon mustard, spinach, and goat cheese.
Serve and enjoy immediately.
And of course, all of these ideas are great, but let’s be honest, how many times have we just eaten leftovers for breakfast and called it good (or great, depending on what you had for dinner the night before!)??
Use any leftover for a Dinner-For-Breakfast idea, just scramble with an egg, veggies, or sweet potato or squash and call it a day… or morning, I guess.
Happy Tuesday! What do you eat for breakfast?
Tell me at least one recipe you’d like to see on this blog. I need ideas, people! This blog can’t be sustained on just my brain alone. Well, actually it can, but I love hearing what YOU want!