Four things you need to know about building a better breakfast (or any meal):
1. Protein does not always mean animal protein
It’s great to load up on protein in the morning, but that doesn’t mean you need eggs, dairy or meat. Some other great sources of protein include beans, oats, quinoa, buckwheat, nuts and seeds
2. Carbs do not always mean bread, rice, etc.
There are plenty of carb-heavy vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and squash. Carb-wise, that might be all you need in the morning. If you like a piece of toast or a bagel with breakfast, and you feel ok afterwards, then go for it. While breastfeeding, I definitely ate lots of carbs (all the bagels, please!). But now that I’m not nursing, I don’t feel great if I have a ton of refined carbs in the morning.
3. Don’t be afraid of fats
…as long as they are good for you fats like from high quality meats, avocado, coconut oil, grass fed ghee (see my video about eating ghee while dairy free), or olive oil. Avoid processed oils like canola, vegetable, etc. Other good sources of fats are nuts and seeds.
4. Don’t be afraid of huge amounts of food
Pile it on, mama! As long as your plate is mostly plants, then eat up!
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