About 19 years ago, when I first came to Samoa, this small island in the South Pacific, people looked at me as a crazy guy from overseas...
What did I do? I was just running along the harbor in the late afternoon. People stopped to look and some of the few cars on the island stopped as well. Nobody was exercising in public.
Although Samoa has top athletes and one of the best Rugby Teams in the world, still nobody wanted to exercise in the middle of the town. Samoan people are big and strong and many are just far too big.
Today many years later it's a different story, it's crowded along the harbor walk in the evening and also at 6 am, in the morning. Both young and old are out there to get fit by building up muscles and hopefully losing weight.
However, there is still one BIG PROBLEM, that they never managed to control. This is a global problem. You have this problem anywhere in the world.
YOU GET HUNGRY!
After the exercise, people go home and eat like a horse, and mainly the wrong things. Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal and it will very much determine how the rest of your day will turn out. I want you to be able to start off in a good and healthy way, so I decided to add 2 healthy and still very tasty Breakfast Recipes for you to enjoy.
Here are the recipes:
WAKE UP SANDWICHYou will want to wake up to this early morning breakfast sandwich.
1/4 cup liquid egg (whites OK too) 2 tbsp light shredded cheese
2 tbsp chopped green pepper
1 tbsp sodium reduced ham Pepper to taste
1/8 tsp Italian seasoning (optional)
1 whole-grain English muffin, toasted
1. Find a bowl that is about the same size around as an english muffin and dishwasher safe.
2. In the bowl, mix together egg, cheese, pepper, ham, ground pepper and Italian seasoning (if using). Microwave on high for 1 minute. Turn the egg over and microwave for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
3. Place egg on the toasted English muffin. (Makes 1 Serving)
Calories Per Serving: 247
A delicious and warming breakfast treat
3 cups apple juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup chopped apple
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
4 tbsp fat-free vanilla yogurt
1. Combine apple juice and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.
2. Stir in oats, chopped apple, maple syrup and raisins.
3. Reduce heat and cook until most of juice is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Fold in walnuts.
4. Top each bowl with a tablespoon of yogurt. (Makes 4 Servings)
Calories Per Serving: 271The importance of starting off every day with a healthy breakfast, can not be stressed enough. If you feel like eating breakfast in the morning or not, it's up to you. The truth is that your brain and body needs this energy to be able to function on an optimal level.
Be more efficient, get more done and improve your life by eating a healthy breakfast in the morning. Feel free to share the recipes with family and friends.