Have you decided to take the Clean It Up Challenge? The very first step in making a change is deciding that you will do it. Decide that you want to feel and look your absolute best!
To do that you have to give it your all. Don’t do things just half way; don’t give yourself the chance to wonder what could have been. Decide you’re worth it– then go after it!
Okay, down to the business of starting the day with a clean breakfast. Get rid of the boxes of cereal with “fortified” ingredients. That just means the food manufacturers pounded all the nutrients out, added a bunch of chemicals that we can’t pronounce and our bodies don’t recognize, and attempted to put some nutrients back in.
Why not just eat food the way it’s supposed to be? Eggs are a complete protein; nothing’s been added in or taken out. Now add the best kind of food from the earth in the form of vegetables. They have no labels and no other weird ingredients. Have you ever seen a commercial for someone trying to get you to buy onions?
Here’s a simple, clean, whole foods way to start your day. This recipe feeds two people:
4 eggs (cage free), slightly beaten
Coconut or olive oil
1 bell pepper — I like red but all colors are good
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 medium tomato, chopped
2-3 large kale leaves chopped, thick stems removed (spinach is ok too)
Garlic sea salt if you have it
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat enough oil just to cover the bottom of the skillet. Sauté chopped onions and peppers for a few minutes, then add kale and tomatoes and cook for another minute.
Pour the slightly beaten eggs over the vegetables. Add about 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few turns of the pepper mill. Cook, stirring often, until eggs are done to your desired consistency.
Lay a few large leaves of your favorite lettuce on a plate and top with the egg mixture.
What better way to start your clean eating day? Besides exercise, of course!