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Eating healthy; Breakfast; I love growing my own food!

Thursday, May 10, 2012 by  
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I’ve talked about breakfast quite a few times in my blogs, and that’s because it’s such an important meal. Unfortunately breakfast is a meal that many people skip, and I think that’s a huge mistake. Eating a healthy, well-balanced breakfast gives you the fuel you need to get the day off to a great start. Don’t skip it!

As most of you know, I eat the same breakfast almost every morning: egg whites, roasted red potatoes and a little Smucker’s natural peanut butter (when I finish the egg whites and potatoes–not mixed in!) I’ll sometimes have a banana or some orange juice, as well. For information on how I prepare my potatoes and egg whites, see my December 20, 2011 blog.

Even after many years of eating this breakfast I still enjoy it as much now as the first day I made it. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, one of the best ways to make egg whites taste different from one meal to the next is to use lots of different hot sauces (check out my June 30, 2011 blog for some of my favorites). Another way to add some interesting different flavor profiles to your egg whites is to chop up fresh vegetables and herbs.

This morning I chopped up sweet peppers, a serrano pepper and some green onion.

This morning I chopped up sweet peppers, a serrano pepper and some green onion.

Today I was in the mood for a little sweet and a little spicy, so I grabbed some sweet peppers, a fairly potent serrano and some green onion. Don’t they look delicious?!

I simply sweat the veggies in a small amount of EVOO along with a little fresh chopped garlic, and then add my egg whites.

I love being able to walk out back before preparing a meal and pick from the different peppers, vegetables, fruits and herbs I’ve got growing out there. Along with a well-stocked pantry, having a nice selection of fresh food literally growing a few feet from my kitchen makes healthy cooking fun and exciting.

I think one of the best ways to want to eat healthy is to really enjoy the foods you’re eating. I believe that growing many of my own foods and taking the time to try new recipes are two of the main reasons I am able to maintain low body fat while never feeling deprived.

Growing your own food is not difficult, and it doesn’t take up much space. Start small with a couple of things you love to eat growing in pots, and expand from there. That’s what we did, and now we’ve practically got a full-fledged farm going out back!

I love my suburban home, and I love my neighborhood, but there are times when I feel like selling everything and just moving out to the country on a few dozen acres. Out there I could grow pretty much all my own food… and build some sweet mtb singletrack. 😀

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