May be it’s the cold weather, I don’t know, but lately I’ve been eating more grains than usual. Sure, they’re whole grains and all that, but too many grains and I start feeling heavy. No, I’m not talking about my weight. This isn’t about weight at all. I’m talking about my energy. I feel more sluggish. I snack more often. I just feel out of sorts. Just because I’m a health coach doesn’t mean I don’t have to make tweaks every now and then. I’m still human.
Anyway, in an effort to cut back on my daily whole grain consumption I came up with this delicious breakfast. I made a big batch of cabbage earlier in the week and have been eating it throughout the week. For me to eat well on a regular basis, I have come to learn that I need to cook in larger quantities and reheat leftovers. I simply don’t have the time or desire to cook 7 days a week.
But I digress -
This morning I pulled my Pyrex container of cabbage out of the refrigerator. I chopped ¼ of an apple and tossed it in a small pan with a little bit of water to help it cook. When the apple was soft, I drained any extra water that remained and added the cabbage to heat it up and then everything went onto a plate. I used the same pan to fry and egg and added it on top. The whole thing took about 5 minutes and I had a sweet, nutritious and filling breakfast to enjoy. Not a bad way to start the day!
This is the recipe I used for the big batch of cabbage. I use the word “recipe” very loosely here. You can add as much as you want to your plate for breakfast.
½ medium green cabbage, chopped into large pieces
1 small onion, chopped into large pieces
1 cup cooked or canned Cannellini beans
A couple of shakes of Balsamic Vinegar
Grapeseed oil or water
In a large skillet, add a little oil or water to create a thin later on the bottom of the pan.
On medium heat, add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add the cabbage. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add oil or water as necessary.
Add the beans. Drain any remaining water and add a few shakes of balsamic vinegar.
Once the cabbage is soft enough to insert a fork, remove from heat and serve or put aside to cool and store for breakfast.
What are your favorite breakfast foods? How do they make you feel?