Happy New Year! Everyone is starting their resolutions again. As I have put out there before skip the resolutions and make a bucket list instead! Instead of making it something you “HAVE” to do, why not do something you “WANT” to do? Take the negativity out of it and make it positive! Of course we all don’t want to think about dropping 25 pounds by summer, but what if to get to that goal, you put on your bucket list to hit the gym for a spin class, join the new Pilates and Yoga studio down the street, and then find something completely new that you’ve always wanted to try for your 3rd work out for the week… aerial yoga, pole dancing, hip hop, ballet, rock climbing, ice skating, county league basketball… the possibilities are endless. Figure out what you really love to do and what will motivate you the most! (Need more ideas? Check out these past posts on how to create a bucket list! “Ugghhh, Resolutions….”, “Fall Bucket List,” “Summer Bucket List.”
So, what’s the myth of breakfast anyway??? People skip it, hate it, fill it with sugary cereal, cinnamon bagels, sausage and egg biscuits from the closest fast food joint. What you really don’t know is that you have set your complete day full of sabotage! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, starting your glucose and glycemic levels on a roller coaster. Start it off with that cereal and they shoot sky-high and within 2 hours you’re starving, dragging, and in search for another sugary snack like a candy bar and a soda and it’s only 10:00 am by that point. By lunch time your famished and looking for something to really feel your belly, so you run to the nearest burger or sub shop to be completely sleeping at your desk by 2:00, only to down a coffee and a doughnut just to get one eye open… see the pattern?
You don’t always have to eat breakfast foods for breakfast. Sometimes we need something hearty, savory, and more filling to get us through the days especially during these dark, cold, wintry months. So squash the breakfast myth and try my baked butternut squash for breakfast this week. 😉
- 1 butternut squash-halved and seeded
- 1/4 cup Gogi berries
- 2 Tablespoons Walnuts
- 1 Tablespoon chopped hazelnuts
- 2 Tablespoons fire raisins
- 1 Tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch Himalayan sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons 100% Maple Syrup
- Preheat oven 350 F
- Halve and Seed Butternut Squash, put in a baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until soft.
- Pull from oven and place on plate. Top with walnuts, hazelnuts, rasisins, hemp seeds, Gogi berries, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and syrup. Serve and enjoy!
***Cook the night before to save time and enjoy for a couple of mornings!