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    Default Why It's Time to Reset Your Breakfast Habits

    Pooja R. Mottl
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    How to switch from sugary, cold 'dessert'-cereals to a warmer, more nutritious option.

    It was beyond shocking to me to find found out as I was doing research for "The 3-Day Reset" that more than 60 percent of the foods we eat for breakfast are anchored refined sugar and refined flour. If you think about it, most standard items on our breakfast roster — bagels, instant flavored oats, scones, pancakes, muffins, and most importantly cold cereals (the most popular breakfast choice in America) — are made primarily of processed wheat and sugar. Sugar, of course, preys on our biological cravings for sweetness.

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    Default Re: Why It's Time to Reset Your Breakfast Habits

    I skip the grains. Green beans, 1/2 sweet potato or baked butternut squash and eggs make a good hearty breakfast. I also use black eyed peas (soaked in water 24 hours with a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to break down phytases) for bit of starchy breakfast veggie in place of any type of grains which tear up my gut.

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    The example given as an alternative is not much better. Bananas are high in carbs and so is rice once it is processed by your body. The main difference between rice puffs and cooked rice is that it still has to be converted to the pure sugars.
    An alternative recipe using avocado would be a better choice or perhaps a salad. It is time to stop thinking of particular foods belonging at a certain part of the day.

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    Why must we have breakfast consisting of carbs? Lately our typical breakfast is eggs (chicken eggs) with some of last nights protein food from dinner (meat, fish, etc.) along with some pieces of avocado and any handy vegetable, all done up with coconut oil and olive oil. Yesterday we had access to some excess tomatoes from a friend's garden, so of course chopped tomatoes were added to breakfast this morning. When avocado season is over (sadly, this will be soon), something else will be added that might be in season. Carbs are for later in the day.

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    Consider quinoa, a grain like vegetable. Cooks like rice. two & a half to 3 parts water to one part quinoa. Bring water to rapid boil, at which time you may want to add a fresh diced apple. When boil returns, pour in the quinoa and let boil till the foam settles, then cover and simmer about 10 to 15 minutes till water is absorbed. Goes great with butter and cinnamon. And maybe a tad of real maple syrup.
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    Default Re: Why It's Time to Reset Your Breakfast Habits

    Yes, it cooks like rice and it has the same effect as rice, or cornmeal, or grits, or oats, or any other starch. It won't work for diabetics trying to control their condition without meds. I can eat any of those foods... or winter squash, or white or sweet potatoes, or beets, even gluten-free bread, you get the idea, starches... maybe one serving a week, if that. You are avoiding gluten but you are still punching up your blood glucose.
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    Default Re: Why It's Time to Reset Your Breakfast Habits

    How about breakfast ideas for a child who's eating gluten, nut, and dairy free? Grains are not desirable, however allergies limit somewhat.

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    Default Re: Why It's Time to Reset Your Breakfast Habits

    Good-day, see Reesacat's suggestions. I also like what Aaltrude said:
    It is time to stop thinking of particular foods belonging at a certain part of the day.
    Soup, salad, cheesy eggplant, veggie casserole, ratatouille... Things like veggie lasagna/sausage lasagna and quiche can be reheated from the day before. Egg salad?
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