this is me now

October 10, 2007

My morning

Filed under: food,nutrition,roommates — by heatherdc @ 12:27 am

Number one indicator that I’m awake in the morning: our apartment smells of warm maple syrup and brown sugar.

I never skip breakfast. Honestly, I can’t do it. I love breakfast. I love sitting down, with my warm bowl of oatmeal (topped with raisins and maple syrup), and enjoying my first, most important, meal of the day. Even those mornings when the alarm clock doesn’t do the trick, or I spend too much time checking email/perusing the internet, or I’m just moving slowly and definitely running late…I have my breakfast.

As a Nutrition major, I have been educated on all the reasons we should eat breakfast. A well-balanced breakfast can:
-Jump start your metabolism, kicking it in gear for the rest of the day!
-Help us focus and perform better in the mornings
-Prevent over-eating later in the day
-Provide a boost of energy that most of us can definitely use in the morning!
-Help get in all the nutrients you need every day
Calcium is something that most of us don’t get enough of, but it’s in a lot of breakfast foods including cereal (milk), oatmeal, yogurt, cream-cheese, and even Calcium-fortified Orange Juice!
-Give the body energy that it needs to engage in physical activities

All these things aside; it’s five minutes of your morning where you can sit, relax, eat and enjoy. Then, feeling satisfied and energized, get on with the rest of your day!

I have to give credit to those roommates of mine; great breakfast makers! Especially on Sunday mornings…

LB: queen of the pancakes!
S: master of eggs, potatoes, and incorporating Ketchup!
E: best breakfast-sandwich-maker, no doubt!

…one of my favorite parts of the weekend. šŸ™‚

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3 Comments »

  1. you better edit that!!! I am the QUEEN of the CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES!!!!!
    you and your breakfast!

    Comment by L B — October 11, 2007 @ 1:37 pm |Reply

  2. i love that smell in the morning… grrr

    Comment by peter — February 5, 2008 @ 2:49 pm |Reply

  3. ps. i make one mean breakfast burrito

    Comment by peter — February 5, 2008 @ 2:49 pm |Reply


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