Contributed by GMM Registered Dietitian, Rachel Stroud
Let’s have a conversation about breakfast. This so-called “most important meal of the day”.
I love it. On weekend mornings one of my favorite splurges is to keep the lights low, French press some coffee, light a candle, play soft music, and make something delicious. This weekend it was zucchini bread pancakes so chock-full of zucchini you could have practically called the spiced cakes “veggies”. Or so I told myself. Saturday morning breakfasts are my ultimate “me” time.
But let’s face it, Saturday mornings are not real life. I wish. Most of the time, I don’t have time for breakfast. *gasp!* What a horrible thing for a dietitian to admit, but it’s true.
On weekday mornings I get stuck in major food ruts. I’ll eat loads of different veggies, fruits, proteins, etc for all other meals, but breakfast is as routine as my shower regimen. I will eat the exact same breakfast for months, easily, until I cannot bear to look at another piece of peanut butter toast. I want to say that I prioritize a hearty breakfast and that I revel in its metabolic sacredness, but my last 3 months of daily lemon greek yogurt and stove top granola might tell otherwise. Hey, at least I picked a healthy rut…this time.
If there is one thing that can truly get me (almost) drooling, it’s the menu for GMM breakfasts. Their deliciousness is compounded by the fact that I don’t have to touch a single pot or kitchen utensil. All I have to do is poke a few buttons on the microwave. Don’t judge: I’ve been known to eat them for lunch. I’m sorry, but can you really blame me? Take a look at this week’s Healthy Selection breakfast list:
|Whole Wheat Banana Bread and Crustless Garden Quiche served with Fresh Cantaloupe||Tropical Muesli: a mixture of Cinnamon Oats, Banana, Mango and Toasted Almonds served with Vanilla Greek Yogurt||Build Your Own Breakfast Sandwich with an Egg Patty, Chicken Sausage and Cheddar Cheese on a Honey Wheat English Muffin served with a side of Grits.||Whole Grain Cherry Walnut Bread with Cottage Cheese||Whole Wheat Waffle with Apple Cinnamon Compote, Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt and Turkey Sausage Links||Whole Wheat Lemon Poppy Seed Bread with Scrambled Eggs and Egg Whites, Served with Fruit Salad Mixture of Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Oranges and Grapes||Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes with Peach Sauce and Buttery Spread with a side of Scrambled Eggs and Egg Whites|
Be honest. You’d eat it for lunch, too. So here’s the thing: if you’re like me and you love fancy, hearty breakfasts, but have no time to make it your reality (outside of Saturday mornings).
Give in. Just call. Let us do the work for you. There is one option where you don’t have to sacrifice time, or health, or enjoyment. It’s Good Measure Meals. There’s even a way you can still have your magical breakfast-filled Saturday mornings: Grab a 5 day plan and enjoy your independent, French-pressed weekends, but embrace the fact that you can start your weekday mornings well, too. You deserve it.
Just add coffee. (For me, anyway.)