“The house of Israel named it manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.” Exodus 16:31
When my brother was a kid, he loved the idea of ketchup and eggs! My uncle introduced it to him, and he was enamored. It wasn’t a thing for me, so I didn’t even try it. Never really hungry at breakfast, I rarely bothered to eat more than a bite of something quick (and not nutritious). That is, until a couple of years ago when I began a health journey with Trim Healthy Mama’s food freedom.
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I scoured through their book to learn how to pair protein with healthy fats or gentle carbs. I learned to eat protein. And breakfast. And regular meals throughout each day. I am now hooked on eating breakfast every day. In the early days with THM, I lost weight while eating more food than usual, never feeling deprived or dissatisfied. It was regular timing, healthy food choices, and proper pairings that made the difference. The THM way truly is food freedom!
When the hick-up of illnesses came soon after, I used the new knowledge for keeping weight on and regaining weight after losses from chemo treatments and food elimination processes for discovering my body’s needs for health during illness. All of that helped me get to the root of MS, the autoimmune disease I suddenly battled along with cancer.
But that’s enough about all of that. God brought me to this new path of enjoying healthy foods to restore my temple. You’ll see that my meals are gluten- free, sugar-free, and dairy-free (except I do eat goat cheese). Let’s get on with the dishes of color, full flavor, and delight!
Colorful like spinach and scrambled eggs with a side of fresh, home-grown sliced tomato (from a kind, sharing, and dear friend) – all topped with goat feta crumbles. Also with a blueberry muffin on the side.
Reduce your work by prepping ahead. Boiled eggs from the fridge quickly top toast smothered in your favorite hummus. Oh, joy!
Dairy-free “Buttermilk” waffles taken from the freezer and toasted, topped with coconut yogurt (demonstrated in this post) and fresh strawberries. For added protein, sprinkle with hemp harts (not shown here because I thought of it after snapping the picture). Yum!
Dessert for breakfast? Fresh organic peaches topped with coconut yogurt, sprinkled with hemp harts – tastes like dessert. The most delicious peaches and cream ever. Yay for summer!
This particular morning, I relished this Bible verse for healing while eating coconut yogurt with a chocolate oatmeal muffin (which wasn’t a fave, so sorry, no recipe kept for that one). Now, I happily replace it with a Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffin from Dani at Clean and Delicious.
For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds. (Jeremiah 30:17)
Put a certain scripture in front of you – in your most-visited spaces in your home. Your kitchen, bathroom mirror, your car – everywhere you need a reminder each day. No better reminders than that. And, breakfast is a great place to start!
Remember the Berry Crunch recipe? Leftovers are a tasty and quick addition to a boiled egg with a side of toast. (Gluten-free Rudi’s bread is sold at WalMart and Kroger in the freezer section.)
A mainstay, oatmeal topped with a dollop of sugar-free blueberry jam and chopped pecans. The jam is a delicious garnish for so many things! A simple swirl into coconut yogurt makes a tasty snack or a waffle topping for breakfast.
And, finally, the scramble medley – one of my all-time favorites!
Saute some spinach with onion and pepper slices. Then, scrape the veggies to one side and scramble eggs beside them, giving it all a final toss together. Very colorful and so, so yummy!
With a few basic recipes under your belt, you can mix and match and create all sorts of delectable breakfast meals. Breakfast need not EVER be boring again.
And there is no need to use a bottle of ketchup, either (wink).
Blessings, my friend~
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