It’s New Year’s Eve…I decided to write a little about my food goals.
Today I decided I would recalibrate my breakfast strategy early, and try to keep it up through out the new year. Usually in the interest of time when I make an omelet, it’s basically the egg and the cheese. My new strategy for this particular dish and my goal for the new year is to add more vegetables.
I love pepper on my eggs, and as you can see, I added a lot of it!. I love fresh tomato with any type of egg, and in an omelet it is extra delicious. I love that the egg cooks, and the tomato doesn’t cook as much. I don’t like onions with eggs, but the green stems of green onions are perfect.
One thing for sure is that my omelette cannot have any browned egg. I have to be careful that the egg cooks well, but that it does not brown, as I don’t like the taste of browned eggs and neither does my husband.
I have read that certain cooked vegetables have greater nutrition value, or are recommended over raw vegetables for certain conditions, such as those related to the thyroid gland. Asparagus may be one of those, I don’t know, but I love raw asparagus and today, this is the crunch that replaced my toast.
Several years ago I resolved to decrease my sugar intake from foods that are not desserts.
I have made many adjustments overtime, but the main one was in the mornings. I used to drink a cup of orange juice religiously. Since probably high school, orange juice was my breakfast drink. I had coffee with conchas occasionally, but it was not my favorite. I had to have orange juice no matter what, and it had to be a very specific brand.
One day I decided to act on my intention of decreasing my sugar intake cold turkey and I stopped drinking orange juice. I’ll still drink it when I have fresh oranges, or when I go to a restaurant, but there is no orange juice in my refrigerator. I switched to unsweetened hot tea and it perfectly complements my breakfast.
So the other component on my plate this morning was fruit. If I am going to have sugar in the morning, it mostly comes from fruit. As with the orange juice, sweet pastries are not banned from my diet but they are not prominent in my regular breakfast menu.
So the picture below was my husband’s breakfast…a bit bigger than mine. He could not be convinced to substitute bread for crunchy vegetables, but his omelet had little cheese, and the good thing is that he didn’t notice!
Tweaking a little at a time is how I plan to keep improving my meals for the new year!
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