I am a creature of habit and I go through obsessive phases when it comes to food. It's not unusual to find me eating the same salad for 3 weeks straight and then switch to something different and eat that obsessively for another 3 weeks. One of the top reasons I like doing this, is because it makes my life simple. My schedule can get extremely hectic and the last thing I want is to waste time in the kitchen making breakfast, especially when I have to make breakfast for my kids, pack their lunches, take them to school, workout and respond to all work emails before 11am, at which point I go to work at my restaurant and work till evening. Breakfast however is the most important meal of the day. It's a meal I can't miss. Which is why I like to make it super duper easy to prepare. This ensures that I don't miss the meal. Currently my obsession is bone broth to help with hydration and nutrients and a plate full of stir-fried vegetables. It sounds weird to be eating this for breakfast, I know....But it's oddly satisfying for me. In fact I eat salads in the mornings a lot of the times too. If I start my morning off with healthy vegetables and a lot of fluids, I feel good the rest of the day. It also deters me from eating poorly for lunch and dinner.
The farmer's market at the Ferry building on Saturdays has a plethora of fresh vegetables. I stock up on these veggies and make stir fries or salads with them throughout the week. I also have a pot of bone broth or Chinese tonic on the stove at least once a week. Some evenings when I come home, I may have the same exact thing for dinner. You end up feeling full without feeling heavy.
So next time, you find yourself bored with the typical breakfast offerings, try making bone broth for the week and some simple vegetable stir fries. You can even buy bone broth if you don't want to make it. If you need eggs in the morning, crack an egg into the bone broth and make egg flower soup. Voila, something other than a scramble or omelette for once!
What's great about this meal is that I don't miss the carbs. The large bowl of broth fills me up where I don't find myself looking for a slice of toast. The addition of mountain yam, a healthy root vegetable also helps amp up the meal, replacing the need for processed carbs like tortillas and various breads you buy from the store.