Here are two breakfast ideas to fit your busy schedule:
1. Steel cut oats topped with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, cacao nibs, and organic maple syrup.
-3/4 cup water
-1/4 cup steel cut oats
-fruit of choice (bananas, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries)
-handful of chopped nuts (almond, walnut)
-1tsp each of hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, cacao nibs
-organic maple syrup to taste
For those of you with sugar cravings, like myself, I find that adding a bit of healthy cacao nibs to my oatmeal early in the day reduces my cravings later in the evening. Give it a shot.
-Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Add steel cut oats and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in other toppings. BOOM, done!
2. The Perfect Fried Egg
My recommendation for the best ever fried egg is to cook it in a cast iron skillet. If you don’t own a cast iron skillet, get one. Not only will it add iron to your diet, but it doesn’t contain the chemicals found in nonstick pans, and it transfers easy from stove top to oven. Even if you don’t have a cast iron skillet, my recommendation for the perfect fried egg is to add about 2tbs extra virgin olive oil and heat on the skillet over medium heat. Once hot, crack the eggs and salt and pepper them. Add about 1tbp of water to the pan with the eggs and cover the skillet. After a few minutes (5 minutes if you’re not using a cast iron skillet) your fried eggs are done.
I personally love to lay my fried eggs over a bed of vegetables or on avocado toast. Sometimes I add bacon or toasted prosciutto 🙂 I cook my eggs in extra virgin olive oil because it’s important to have those healthy fats, like the fats found in vegetable oils and avocados!