Made a mistake this morning.
Avery hates my photo taking ways, ergo, the grump face.
Anyway, thought maybe if we left on a walk early enough we wouldn’t get too hot…omg, not the case. I can handle my heat but my boys can’t and having one little fire ball strapped to me and pushing a thirty pound toddler with full on sun was pretty intense.
Fortunately I had eaten my protein for breakfast.
Instead of my usual banana/egg pancake I used sweet potato in place of banana. It was actually much cakier and very good!
Much less eggy, although I do love the egginess. I topped it with granola and peanut butter as usual. Have I mentioned how much I love Trader Joe’s peanut butter because it melts so delightfully? Well, I’m saying it now.
So, back to the walk…..ouch. Very hot. We stopped at the local coffee shop, Benetti’s, and got some peach Italian soda to enjoy while learning our numbers with dominoes.
He did quite well and learned what ‘one’ looks like…smart kid, eh?
It was barely over two and a half miles but if felt longer due to heat and toting two boys. I was quite worn by the experience! It was nice to get out there though. This heat has really kept us inside a lot since Eli is heat sensitive. You’d be hard pressed to find a day since he was born that was under a hundred degrees though and today was no different. It reached 104.
Then we went on home and tried to cool down. I felt very in need of food and so I cooked up some eggs that my dad gave me and they were DIVINE. Nothing like farm fresh, organic eggs. Incredible. Talk about the hook up.
What is it about the dark yolks, creamy texture and rich flavor that makes them so much better than any eggs you can buy in the store? Oh, that’s why.
I put it on a slice of homemade bread. I made this bread a couple day ago and it actually turned out really well even though the additions were pretty random.
I used my basic bread recipe but before forming the loaves I folded in sprinkles of organic sugar and load of cinnamon as well as roasted sunflower seeds and raw pumpkin seeds.
There’s not enough sugar to make it sweet, just enough to make the cinnamon pop. I find that it work great for savory food, like the fried eggs, or sweet foods like banana French toast.
Banana French toast is a breakfast I love and discovered this week that works beautifully for our family. Instead of milk and eggs I soak the bread in the same mixture I use to make my banana/egg pancake…two eggs and a banana with tons of cinnamon and then after I make the French toast I cook up the rest of the mixture for my own breakfast. The sweetness of the banana eliminate the need for added sugars and the banana flavor gives it depth. Carbs don’t work out for me since I need to keep them on the low to optimize my protein/calorie ratio which is why I stick with high protein for breakfast at least. It just works out so nicely to make everything at once.
Sorry I focus a lot on breakfast and potty training these days, I promise I’ll remember to photograph other meals better once Avery is slightly lower maintenance in the bathroom arena. I think a photo journal of a days eats is due.
Question: What do you eat for breakfast?