Remember those lessons in health in elementary school, where the teacher said, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? Or maybe all of those breakfast food / cereal commercials saying that stuff? Well, they’re right.
I’m a boring meal-eater. Every breakfast is my flavoured yogurt-milk-soy shake. Every lunch is my bowl of oatmeal-craisins-walnuts. Every dinner is something that used to say moo, cluck-cluck, oink, or whatever sealife says when startled. In a fit of wanting something different (and we had all of this leftover rice from last night’s dinner and I said that I’d do so to one of my roomies), I actually woke up early and made *bacon*.
Yes, in a previous blog, I wrote about bacon in regards to cholesterol, but a recent article came out somewhat vindicating Atkins (the low-carb, high protein guy), and, according to Atkins, a diligent follower of the Atkins program not only creates weight loss but also, paradoxically enough, low cholesterol. For the skinny (pun intended) on all of this, check out the link below:
So — ahem. Bacon. With leftover rice. And sliced cherry tomatoes. Eaten with my fingers. It reminded me of my childhood because, in my Filipino household, breakfast was usually leftover dinner or scrambled eggs with tomato and onions with rice on the side. If one of my family members was early enough, then there would be bacon or Jimmy Dean sausage.
This is BREAKFAST.
This is what I grew up with. So when I had to forego lunch in high school (for various reasons, all of them kind of stupid), I could do it and wasn’t starving in the process.
So, my breakfast today was three slices of bacon, a handful of cooked rice, and a handful of sliced cherry tomatoes, all washed down with a cup of coffee n’ milk. I tell ya — I really didn’t need my bowl o’ oatmeal, and, oddly enough, with a breakfast that heavy (heavy in comparison to most people’s breakfast of cereal or some other on-the-run baked good), I was *wide awake*. I’m pretty sure the coffee helped, but that shot of meat in the morning sure was good.
There’s something to it, about eating a good breakfast in the morning.
So, what’s your breakfast? And does it last to lunch, or do you run out of steam around the 10am breaktime?