We’ve all heard the old adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I have to say I agree with this statement for the most part. Starting your day with a good healthy breakfast helps to balance your blood sugar throughout the day, jump starts your metabolism, gives you more energy, and provides you with the nutrients needed to help you concentrate on whatever it is you need to do that day. Whether you’ve got a long day at the office or a full day of play with your kids, we all could use the extra assistance a healthy breakfast provides.
However, so many people are skipping breakfast these days because they’re just not hungry in the mornings, they don’t have time, or they think that by skipping a meal it will help them lose weight. News flash! Skipping meals don’t not help you lose weight. In fact, it typically does the opposite. And if you’re not hungry in the morning, it’s probably because you need some digestive support, not because you don’t need to eat breakfast. And if you don’t have time in the morning, there are plenty of things you can make ahead of time so you have leftovers to eat in the mornings like this breakfast casserole, or this one, or these egg muffins. So there’s no excuse my friends!
What have I been doing for breakfast lately? It involves bacon (duh!), eggs (gotta eat those yolks!), and this delicious, melt in your mouth Bacon Braised Cabbage. I feel like this recipe is almost too simple to even call a recipe. But at the same time, it’s so good I couldn’t not share. It pairs perfectly with bacon and eggs for breakfast, but it’s also delicious with some kalua pig and plantains, or some meatballs, or burgers, or basically anything else really. Plus it’s super quick and easy to make. My bacon egg and cabbage breakfast takes less than 20 minutes to throw together in the morning and is way healthier (and more delicious in my opinion) than any donut, muffin, or packet of instant oatmeal. Trust me!
- 2 Tbs bacon grease
- ½ head of cabbage
- ½ tsp salt
- Cut half head of cabbage in half so you're left with two quarters.
- Remove stem and thinly slice. Remove any thick chunks of stem.
- Melt ghee in skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage and salt and cook until cabbage is wilted and starting to caramelize, about 10-15 minutes.
Are you a breakfast eater or a breakfast skipper? If you do eat breakfast, what are your favorite quick and healthy breakfast ideas?
In vibrant health,