Happy new year, everyone! If you’re like me, you probably strayed a bit from your Paleo diet over the holidays, and are now getting back on track. January 1 feels like a blank slate to a lot of us, and this week is the perfect opportunity to clean the junk out of the house, go grocery shopping, and stock your shelves and refrigerator with delicious, fresh, Paleo-friendly, whole foods.
That being said, the first week of January is always one of the most hectic of the year for me. People are getting back to their office, returning emails, wanting to schedule meetings, remembering projects they promised to deliver after the holidays, and generally want everything yesterday. Dinner is my time to hang out in the kitchen and spend a little more time luxuriating over food, but in the morning, sometimes I just need to eat and get to work. Today is one of those days, so thought I’d share my breakfast from this morning.
My breakfast isn’t going to win any gourmet cooking awards, but it’s healthy, filling, and Paleo-friendly! Oh, and it took about 5 minutes to prepare!
Here’s what I did
- Cut up a leftover lemon pepper chicken breast (I ate it cold, but you could heat it up in the toaster oven)
- Peeled a hard-boiled egg (I boil a dozen right when I get home from the grocery store and keep them in the fridge)
- Cut up half an avocado (I ate the other half yesterday morning)
- Cut up a Kumato tomato (these are wonderful brown tomatoes I buy at Trader Joe’s)
- Made a cup of coffee and a glass of water
That’s it! There is nothing special or new about this type of breakfast, but sometimes in the morning it’s too easy to stand foggy-headed in front of the fridge thinking there is nothing to eat, or that there’s no time to cook. This type of breakfast saves me on those days. It’s packed with protein and healthy fats, not to mention delicious flavors – the lemon from the chicken, the sweetly acid taste of the tomato, the velvety smooth avocado, the bitter coffee. It will power me through some early morning work, my workout, and through to lunch.