Why is getting protein at breakfast so important? Breakfast literally means to “break the fast”. Our bodies go for 8-12 hours without food overnight. When we wake up we need to supply ourselves with the nutrition to fuel us through our busy days. That includes a meal with a moderate amount of protein. It can be hard to eat the same things over and over again, so I created my healthy breakfast sausage recipe to take the guesswork out of the daily grind.
Now you don’t have to reserve weekends for a big breakfast. Just a late one. One more way I help you to overcome your preconceptions about eating. Check out my Crave Cure Guide for more helpful tips.
Why Is Protein So Important At Breakfast?
Lets talk about breakfast foods for a moment. So many people (especially women) skip breakfast. Sure, you may be cutting calories, but you are doing your body harm in so many ways. And if you don’t already know the consequences of trying to run your body on coffee alone, it comes in the form of poor digestion, fatigue, poor quality sleep, weight gain and more. Do your body a favour and eat something meaningful for breakfast.
Start with a protein like pastured eggs or my healthy breakfast sausage recipe. Add some veggies and healthy fat, like an avocado. Still hungry? Toss in some fruit and nuts and seeds. You will have balanced blood sugar, energy and mood for hours. Keeping your blood sugar balanced is key for losing weight and keeping it off. Balanced blood sugar also helps you to avoid insulin resistance which is a precursor to many inflammatory disease conditions such as cancer.
Healthy Breakfast Sausage Recipe
- 1 pound pasture raised ground pork
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sage
- 1 tsp fennel
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp. lard or coconut oil
- Ina medium size bowl mix together pork, salt, pepper, sage, fennel, garlic and paprika.Knead with hands until thoroughly incorporated. Form into 8 patties.
- In a medium size skillet melt the coconut oil or lard over medium heat. Place patties in the skillet and cook until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Flip patties and continue to cook until fully cooked through, 5 to 8 more minutes.
- Serve immediately or can be kept for up to 1 week in the fridge.