Everyone has been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is the meal that keeps your body’s metabolism strong until lunchtime, and for some, it might be their favorite time of the day. Creating a nutritious and eco-friendly breakfast is easy, but you have to know how to shop and what to look for.
When you’re at the grocery story, keep organic and locally grown in mind. It’s always beneficial to the planet when you support your local farmers as well as pesticide and hormone free products. Also, buying eggs, dairy and meat that is humanely processed keeps your mind at ease. Terms you might find on eggs include: vegetarian fed and free-range. Organic products keep unnatural hormones from getting into your body and the environment.
If you are able to give up meat, cook the eggs with tofu bacon or sausage. Boca and Morning Star Farms have created tasty vegetarian alternatives. Or you can cook your own bacon as long as you have firm tofu, liquid smoke, sea salt, soy sauce and vegetable oil.
By cutting the tofu into small strips and sautéing it with the liquid smoke and soy sauce, you have a delicious and healthier take on bacon. It might take you time to adjust to soy products, but they are lower in fat and cholesterol in comparison to the real thing. Serving them with syrup or bread can sometimes offset the difference in flavor.
Eating breakfast at home prevents you from going through a drive thru where you will be handed a bag of paper products that you will most likely throw away. When you’re at home, you can an unlimited number of coffee refills in your reusable mug. Also, you will save some gas and definitely money too.
Serving eco-friendly breakfasts to yourself and family is an excellent way to broaden your horizons. There are easy organic pancake mixes, and you can make them more interesting by adding locally grown blueberries or bananas. A healthy and eco-conscious breakfast doesn’t have to be boring, but it will require more frugal shopping habits on your part.