This article was contributed by Magdalena Wszelaki, a nutrition hormone expert, chef and author.
The biggest challenge many of us face is feeling confused what to eat for a healthy breakfast. Many others think they are eating “healthily” but, in reality, they consume breakfasts that are so full of sugar that they might as well be called “morning desserts.”
We grew up with the belief that a good breakfast should contain large amounts of fruit, flavored yogurt, grains, cereals, bars and oat meal.
Here is the problem: they are full of carbohydrates and sugars. Eat a “PFF” breakfast — protein, fat, and fiber. Yes, this means we will be loading up our breakfasts with protein, fat, and fiber.
Why? Because they will guarantee us no sugar dips, they will sustain our sugar levels so we don’t exhaust our adrenals and they will help us break our sugar habit (or addiction).
Proteins are also full of amino acids which are the building blocks on our hormones.
The sources of proteins in your breakfast could come from fish, beef, chicken, bison, lamb, tempeh (if you can tolerate soy), coconut butter but also from moderate amounts of pre-soaked nuts and seeds, if tolerated.
Farmer Wife’s Healthy Breakfast Recipe
Healing foods in this recipe:
- Sauerkraut (probiotics, estrogen regulator)
- Mustard greens (nutrient-packed, estrogen regulator)
- Avocado (sugar-balancing, anti-inflammatory, nutritionally dense, anti-carcinogenic)
- Ghee (precursor for a precursor of steroid hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol and DHEA)
Sausage (Serves 6)
- 1 lb of ground lamb (you can also use pork, beef or chicken or a combination of any of them)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsps ground fennel seed
- 2 tbsps apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsps coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp of ghee
Greens (Serves 1)
- 1/2 avocado
- handful of organic green mix (e.g. arugula, mizuna, baby kale, spinach)
- 1 cup of ferments (here: sauerkraut and cauliflower)
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- juice from 1⁄2 lemon or lime
- pinch of sea salt
- Mix all the sausage ingredients (except for the ghee), kneading them well.
- Shape the sausage to a desired shape — round and flat or long.
- Heat up the skillet and add the ghee.
- Add sausages and fry them for approximately 7
- minutes on one side and 4 minutes on the other.
- In a separate bowl, toss green salad mix with olive, lemon and salt until the leaves are well covered with the dressing.
- Place greens on a large plate,
- then add the sausage, avocado, and ferments to the plate.