“Squash” the Myth of Breakfast

bsquashHappy 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. 😉

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven 350 F
  2. Halve and Seed Butternut Squash, put in a baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until soft.
  3. 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!

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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