My favourite meal is, and always has been, breakfast. I wake up hungry and only recently have I started delaying the first bite by an hour or so. Before that, I would drag my feet directly to the kitchen and start eating almost immediately.
Having some water and leaving a gap between waking up and eating has allowed me to actually enjoy my breakfast more because I am no longer semi-comatose as I chew on toast. I am also more likely to make healthier choices because my brain is actually working by that time. Still, I have four favourites that I always alternate between and I am fast getting bored of them.
My current favourites are:
- avocado on toast (sprinkled with paprika and garlic powder)
- porridge with almond milk, honey, nuts, seeds and fruit
- scrambled or fried eggs on toast
- pancakes with maple syrup (on Sundays)
I’m on a mission to find out which foods are bloating me so much and making me feel so sluggish and I think I’ve pinned down the two biggest offenders: wheat (I don’t know whether it’s just wheat or gluten in general) and cow’s milk.
What I know is that sourdough bread doesn’t bloat me at all, but I only have it when we’re abroad. If you know anywhere I can get it locally (on the smaller island), please let me know! I have also avoided cow’s milk for a few months now, substituting it with almond or coconut milk and I definitely see a difference. I am fine with cheese but yogurts and milk are off limits for me.
And this is where I turn to you. What’s your favourite breakfast? Do you have any suggestions for a healthy breakfast which doesn’t involve wheat and cow’s milk?
PS – thank you for all your suggestions regarding exercise following my recent post about the subject! I’m waiting to undergo an MRI and will hopefully know where I can start after that.