Cheryl A. Major

CHERYL A. MAJOR: I’d Rather Wake up to Coffee Cake

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I recently received an email from a very popular cooking show saying, “Wake up to coffee cake, apple fritters, etc.,” and it made me realize that it truly is all about choice.

I’ll be honest with you.  I would love to wake up to coffee cake and apple fritters, but then I would be depressed, probably fighting the pounds and inviting a host of oncoming chronic illnesses that would make me miserable now and in the coming years.

If coffee cake and fritters aren’t on the breakfast menu, what in the world is?  Delicious food, that’s what.  I’ve had a number of clients ask me to share with them what I eat to stay healthy and lose my chronic depression, so I’ll be sharing some of my creations with you over the coming weeks and months.  I’ll do that here, on my blog at http://ThinStrongHealthy.com and on my TV show, “Thin Strong Healthy” that you can watch here on WestfordCat.

Today I want to talk about breakfast. As Mom told us, it is the most important meal of the day, so here’s an idea for a delicious breakfast that will add some variety to the start of your day and doesn’t take long to put together.

I love to cook more than I need for one meal so I can use it again for breakfast or lunch and sometimes even for another dinner creation.  This includes roasted veggies, wild rice or black rice and quinoa among other foods.  Today’s breakfast, a quick frittata, included left over wild rice cooked last night in vegetable broth and white wine with sea salt, pepper, onion flakes and garlic powder (you can add a few capers if you like that briney flavor).

To make the frittata…heat up some cooked wild rice in a cast iron skillet with some olive oil.  Then add some chopped organic spinach.  Let that wilt down for a minute.  (This recipe is perfect for two people and is cooked in a medium sized skillet.) Whisk one organic egg with one-quarter cup of unsweetened almond milk and my secret ingredient, a little bit of nutmeg. Nutmeg gives eggs amazing flavor.  Add the egg mixture to the rice and spinach, turn the heat to low, cover and cook for about 5 minutes.

That’s it. You’re done. You can fold the frittata over or just cut it into wedges.  Served it with some avocado and cut up fresh fruit and you have just made a great easy breakfast that will stay with you.

I show you exactly how to make this frittata in a video in a recent post at http://thinstronghealthy.com/quick-breakfast-frittata/ so please check it out.

It really is good. It will stay with you longer than the coffee cake and fritters and will support your longer term health too.  Remember it’s all about choice, and I want to help you choose to be well.

This post was originally published on my blog at http://thinstronghealthy.com/good-food-choices/

Helping You Achieve Major Wellness in Your Life!

Cheryl A Major, CNWC

Cheryl A Major lives in Westford and is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. Her TV show, Thin Strong Healthy, airs on WestfordCat and is an offshoot of her blog http://ThinStrongHealthy.com   Cheryl offers ongoing information and personal health coaching to help you feel better and be healthier.  Follow Cheryl on Twitter @CherylAMajor.  She is also a full time residential Realtor with Coldwell Banker with more than 25 years experience.

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P.S.  Check out all the free recipes for great tasting healthy eating in the Recipe Section at http://ThinStrongHealthy.com