Breakfast is by far my favorite meal, or type of meal, at anytime of the day. Yesterday, after posting my dinner on Instagram, I had an exchange about breakfast foods and how they are the best. It was not too long ago that I could be tagged in all the waffle pics and recipes social media had to throw my way. With my new job my breakfast is oatmeal and not waffles. I am getting up between 4 and 4:30am to get a one hour workout in and then eating breakfast, shuffling the kiddo off to school and the amount of time I have to make waffles has decreased. Really my time to even make omelets in the morning has decreased. This means that breakfast type foods are now a part of my dinner, or brinner if you care to use that term.
The other change that has occurred since the new job has started is that I treasure my weekend breakfast meals even more. A 4 or 5 hour ride, a 2 hour run are now followed by a smorgasbord of breakfast foods. It seems as if I am making up for lost time. Make some waffles, some french toast, some pancakes, an omelet and a side of fruit. You would think I was feeding brunch to a cruise ship.
This got me to thinking about how breakfast foods play into my diet while training. This of course led to thinking about which meals I have made recently would be considered my favorite.
Here are the top 5 breakfast meals from the past two months:
The flavors just work together and the nutritional benefit of getting in complex carbs, lean protein and healthy fats cannot be beat.