Thursday, January 21, 2010

In Which I Reacquaint Myself With Breakfast

Speaking generally, I have a bad habit of either skipping breakfast or eating something soulless like a granola bar, a yogurt, or a piece of fruit. I'm an early riser - almost always up before six - but even then, it's hard. I never have an appetite when I first wake up, and there's always stuff to do (laundry, dishes, e-mails to answer) - not to mention getting the kids ready and out the door. But I know that I feel better when I have a good breakfast. My workout is easier, I'm far less cranky, and it's pleasant to take some time to myself in the morning. My doctor has advised me to have more protein and antioxidants, so I have tried to make that advice a part of every meal to the best of my ability.

Last night I had made some mushrooms to go with dinner. I emptied a big container (a really big one from a warehouse store) of sliced white mushrooms into a pan, seasoned them with some ground ginger and garlic salt, added in a couple of tablespoons of water, and cooked with a lid over medium heat for a few minutes. I had also steamed a couple pounds of asparagus.

This morning I took a cup of leftover mushrooms, chopped up about a half-dozen stalks of asparagus, rewarmed both items, and topped them with two over-easy eggs. I had a hot mug of blueberry tisane and some tangy cold V8 on the side. The whole thing took approximately 7 minutes to prepare, and that includes heating the egg pan. The bland richness of the yolks was delicious over the juicy, gingery mushrooms and the bright green taste of the asparagus. I read from Beard On Food as I ate.

Here is the nutritional breakdown for this meal, according to The Daily Plate:
Calories 232
Fat 9
Cholesterol 430
Sodium 616
Carbs 19
Sugar 12
Fiber 9
Protein 19
I should note that I have very low cholesterol and blood pressure, so I don't much worry about sodium or cholesterol in my food.

I should also note that I really, really need to go ahead and get that new camera because this is just pathetic. I hate my flash so very much.

1 comment:

  1. This looks lovely, but there is no way I would be able to eat something like this at 5am. All my stomach can put up at this time is tea and a slice of toast. Just the thought of having eggs and vegetables this early...ugh, a world of no.

    I've been thinking of trying porridge rhough.