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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Making A Perfect Breakfast

Breakfast is the first meal of the day for most of us, so what do you eat? What do you cook? Do you need energy?

It's time for us to look at our menu options, it involves a few factors. 

  • Are you the one making breakfast?
  • What is my budget?
  • Am I eating out?
  • I have a health issue
  • I have no time to eat breakfast

For the first issue, if you are the one making breakfast, you want to have all of your ingredients in your kitchen at the ready. Always shop for what you need.

a. for energy- buy lots of fruits, apples, oranges, grapes, and wholegrain breads, low fat butters, and lots of natural juices. Eggs are a great source of protein, and having carbs is essential. Potatoes are good, just watch your portions.
 If you are on Maui, or Las Vegas, depending on the season, call me and I can help you with your breakfast planning.

b. your budget is key, some of you have an unlimited source of funds to buy lots of good food. And with all natural and organics costing a premium, you are blessed to buy the best. So count your blessings. If your budget isn't up there at this time, I feel you, life is hard. Shop with common sense. Purchase foods in bulk. Supermarkets have markdowns all of the time. Call your local market, and talk to the manager. I know a woman that makes it a point to make friends with the meat cutters, and fish cutters, as well as the other departments. She'd ask, "Hey when is that loaf of bread going to be tossed out? Call me if there's extra, I'll buy it at a discount." Or "Hey when will you mark down those steaks? Let me know." And believe it or not, being friendly works. She makes a huge savings for her and her family of 5. I mean, let's say if her sack of groceries would cost $150.00 at a normal rate, and she saves anywhere from 40-60%? That's $60-$90.00 in savings. Think of what you can do with those savings?

c. are you eating out for breakfast? Again your budget will determine where you can get a good healthy breakfast or not. Look around, ask around, sometimes some eateries will have specials. Believe it or not, if you are on a strict budget but a healthy breakfast isn't too much of a big deal, convenience stores got great deals on boxed hot breakfast with eggs, bacon, ham, sausage and potatoes for cheap. Not the greatest but it's something, that or starve, you know there's people in the world that don't have food period, and won't hesitate to eat...gas station convenience food.

d. got health issues? Again your budget determines if you can eat healthy or not. I feel for you guys. Diabetes? Hypertension? You know what you can and can't eat, so this is all your call. I suggest you try and get help from your local clinic if your income isn't up there. There are programs from local, state and federal government. You need to seek it.

e. no time for breakfast? If you are on the run early, you need to make that Costco stop, or wherever you can buy healthy breakfast bars, and other ready made juices by the bulk for you to take when you leave your house to tackle the world.

Good Luck on your morning journeys.

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