A Part of a Complete Breakfast

Updated: Apr 7

Breakfast is a very personal matter. Many have their go-to food items. Others skip it all together. Some may have a specific time or follow a ritual.

I believe that breakfast is quite the unique meal. There's something about it that lunch and dinner can't fulfill. It symbolizes a fresh start, a new beginning.

But, let me ask you, what's in your breakfast?

Like many of you, I grew up watching commercials for chocolate spreads, marshmallow-filled cereals, and sweet beverages that claimed to be part of a complete and "nutritious" breakfast. Might as well consume a bag of sugar.

Unfortunately, throughout my childhood, my morning meals were mostly Honey Comb cereal and Corn Pops, Nutella sandwiches on white bread, or simply buttered toast with jam. And, by the first recess of the day, stomach rumbling, I was already ready for lunch. It wasn't my parents' fault. They were running a business and had 2 growing boys who also required transportation to school. Time was a hot commodity (still is today). These products were easily affordable and quick to prepare; very minimal effort required.

In today's fast-paced world, we tend to gravitate towards the quick hit items, like muffins, bagels, and fast-food breakfast sandwiches, missing out on the important nutrients our bodies require to function optimally.