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Summer Holiday Primer – Day 11 – Eat a better brekky

Posted Oct 01 2013 6:10am

Back when I was working in an office I’d stop off at my favourite cafe each morning for a latte. This place made great coffee and one morning I noticed they also offered a selection of bagels. I’m a total sucker for a bagel. Once I saw them there was no un-seeing those lovely, round, doughy jems. And so the habit began, beginning each day with milk, sugar and refined carbs and inevitably I’d be raiding the fridge again by about 10am.

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Breakfast is my absolute favourite meal of the day. This probably has a lot to do with my affection for both eggs and avocados. The 2 keys to a good brekky are protein and fats. I turned this particular bad habit around by replacing the cafe stop with coffee from the office (avoiding temptation & breaking the habit) and taking a couple of boiled eggs and half an avocado in a little container to eat when I got to my desk. The protein and good fats kept me nicely full till lunch and no nasty sugar crashes to deal with either (essential when working in an office full of chocolate).

Changing this habit showed its positive effects really quickly and this is what we’re looking for here in our quest for beach preparedness. Little hacks that work quick.

Here are a few of my favourite brekky ideas:

  • Office – boil up a dozen eggs at the start of the week and keep them in the fridge. Each morning before work grab 2 and half an avo, pop them in a container and you’re off.
  • Homemaker – green scramble – a couple of eggs mixed with a tbsp of cream and a handful of frozen spinach. Whisk, fry in a pan and voila!
  • Cafe – Always go savoury. Most good cafe’s offer some version of an avocado and fetta on toast type dealy. Yes please.
  • Weekend – take your time and whip up a sweet potato rosti and serve it with poached eggs, smashed avocado and a side of baby spinach.

And don’t forget to add a little green juice too.

Cheers,
K

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