Breakfast Redux


Redux” is a post-positive adjective meaning “brought back, restored” Let us re-think breakfast and take a look at its nostalgic origin. The typical American breakfast is a fond remembrance of a farm’s first meal of the day. Biscuits, gravy, ham or bacon, eggs, buttered toast, sausage, pancakes or waffles all produced on a farm when we were a more agrarian society. We needed a very substantial breakfast when we worked the 12 to14 hour days on the farm.
Today many of us have shorter work days and are far more sedentary than our ancestors who could deal with all the fat and cholesterol because of their physical activity levels. Yet we load ourselves down with these very heavy meals only to repeat the assault to our systems another 2 or 3 times a day. The main purpose of your first meal is to give you energy since you break the fast since dinner. A fresh fruit salad with non-fat plain Greek yogurt is a healthy start. The fruit gives you quick energy plus antioxidants, and the yogurt provides the protein, pro-biotic cultures and calcium.You could add a piece of whole multi-grain toast for the time release carbs. I like to drizzle a bit of honey on it to cut the acidity.
Pictured in this salad: watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes and strawberries but any fruit combination is wonderful.
Let’s REDUX breakfast for a truly healthy start to our day.

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