My favorite part of the day is early in the morning, when the sun is peeking out of the sky, when most people are still tucked away in bed, and there is a freshly brewed cup of coffee in my hand with a splash of cream. This is the time of day when I feel the most calm. I haven’t touched any emails, I haven’t picked up my phone to check messages and the T.V. is still off. I like to spend an hour to reflect and collect. I think about the things that I’m grateful for, the things I can improve on, and how I’m working to make sure I reach my goals.
As soon as the cup of coffee is gone…reality begins.
When I first wake up in the morning, I’m usually starving. I don’t necessarily like to eat a large breakfast when I first wake up, so I have something little like a piece of toast, a cup of cereal, or a banana. That holds me over for several hours before I feel like having an actual breakfast.
This morning, I made a little piece of toast with butter and jelly. Before you tell me how bad butter is for me, I just wanna let you know that I’ll never be afraid of butter. All things in moderation. I picked up Energize Artizo Ancient Grains & Chia Bread at Earthfare out of curiosity. I’m tired of eating the usual wheat toast. The loaf was kind of pricey, but if you do the math, it’s fairly cheap (if you’re shopping for one.) It’s about 30 cents a slice if you eat one a day. The bread is high fiber, has protein, iron, and is filled with low glycemic whole grains. It’s also only 75 calories a slice.
I like how thick this bread is. It has little crunchy/chewy texture from the seeds that I like. It doesn’t taste like your average dry toast. The outside is crisp and the inside stays soft when you toast it. I am a new fan of this brand and will be purchasing it again. I need to try their other flavors now too.
Jelly? I have always been a fan of the Cascadian Farms. Blackberry and raspberry are my favorites. They also have AMAZING granola bars.
What is your favorite morning breakfast snack?