Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love. Boy dines girl, and together they indulge in just about every type of delicious food and drink they could get their hands on.
Yes, I’m talking about “love weight.”
Since my college years, I’ve had a pretty strict relationship with food. At times, it was too strict and I had to learn how let go of controlling everything I ate. As I’ve grown up, I’ve gained a healthier relationship with food and exercise. Then I met Joe, and we both let go of all the rules for a while! We made the most of the months of indulging, but even as we’ve settled into a more normal eating regime, I’ve been feeling really slugging lately.
So, instead of jumping on a diet fad, I’ve been trying to adopt a few simple changes. So far, my mood and concentration has improved greatly because of the following “rules” I’ve set for myself:
1. Drink 3 big glasses of water right after waking up.
2. Avoid grains and processed foods.
3. Finish eating for the day before 7pm.
That brings me to today’s simple recipe. All I wanted was a piece of toast slathered with butter this monring, but instead, I made a plate of wilted chard and poached egg. It was simple and easy to make and so, so good. Adding dark leafy greens to my breakfast has left me satisfied longer than grain-based breakfasts. Hope you give it a try! If you’ve got a great healthy breakfast recipe to share, feel free to comment below! I’m always looking for new recipes to try.
Quick and Simple Healthy Breakfast: Poached Egg over Wilted Chard
2 cup of chopped dark greens (I used rainbow Swiss chard)
1 large egg
1 minced clove garlic
Salt (to taste)
Pinch of crush Red Pepper
Lightly coat a heavy skillet with olive oil and warm over medium heat. Add minced garlic, a little pinch of salt, followed by chopped swiss chard. Sauté until slightly wilted. Set aside.
Bring 2 inches of water to a simmer in a small sauce pan. Add a splash of vinegar to the water (if you have it). Once the water is simmering nicely, give it a swirl with your spoon and then tip in the large egg. Turn off the heat. Cover. Let sit for 4 minutes, until the egg whites are cooked.
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