“But what do you eat for breakfast?” is a question I’m asked a lot. Without toast, hashbrowns, jam, ketchup, bagels, oatmeal, porridge, cereal, granola, McMuffins, pancakes, waffles, high-fructose-corn-syrup, and orange juice in the picture … what is there to eat, right?
Big Food has so shaped our idea of the foods that should start our day that we have templated the above foods as “part of this complete breakfastTM.”
This breakfast ideology is so instilled and unshakable, you’ll find the above foods on dietitian-recommended breakfasts for people with type 2 diabetes, even though every single one of them is a glycemic horror-show ensuring the self-fulfilling medical prophecy of “chronic, progressive disease” requiring “timely intensification” of medication. But don’t get me started.
So, for the next 7 days I pledge to you that I am going to snap a pic every morning of what I eat for breakfast. It might not be all that pretty or elaborate, there might be greasy butter fingerprints on the camera lens, or a cat’s paw in the frame, or bad lighting because it’s a snowy old day and I’m hungry and too impatient to set up the lighting. But it’s a window into ‘real life’ when living the ‘real food’ lifestyle, and I hope it will fill you with your own ideas and inspiration — so you can take back your breakfast.
With that, here is day 1: smoked wild-caught salmon (President’s Choice brand), on bed or organic spinach (also from Superstore), topped with buttery scrambled eggs and capers. The butter is from pastured PEI cows. The eggs are from my butcher’s own chickens. All washed down with black coffee.
Nothing was weighed, measured, divvied-up, portioned-out, macro-counted, or calorie-counted. I ate until I was satisfied; I ate the whole thing. I didn’t eat it at a set time of the day; I ate it when I got hungry. It took less than 5 minutes to prepare. It was delicious.