I almost made a huge mistake. One that would have cost thousands. I pulled into the gas station and unlocked my fuel tank door. Grabbed the nozzle and tried to put it into the opening, but it just wouldn’t go. Was I doing this wrong? How hard could filling the gas tank be?
It was the diesel nozzle. I don’t drive a diesel car.
Putting diesel fuel into my gasoline running engine would have been a HUGE mistake. Apparently they make the nozzle not fit on purpose for people like me.
Waking up in the morning, our fuel station is our kitchen. The fuel is the food in our refrigerators and cabinets. Are you filling your tank with the right fuel? Is it really that hard to fuel ourselves well?
Don’t make the same mistake I almost did, by putting in the wrong fuel that could have lead to a mid-morning breakdown. In the morning, the right fuel is protein. Pair that with fruit and whole grains and you will be good to go.
The power of protein is often overlooked. But research continually supports striving for a good amount of protein at breakfast.
High quality protein is what we are after – like the protein found in milk, cheese and eggs. Just like there are different octanes at the gas station, choosing the highest quality fuel will keep our engines running smoothly.
The theme of this month’s Recipe ReDux challenge was Breakout of Breakfast Boredom. And there are two things I consistently have for breakfast that I never get bored with – yogurt parfaits and egg sandwiches. And always served with a glass of milk – the real kind – with 8 grams of protein per glass.
Try this egg sandwich for the perfect fuel to your day!
- 1 whole wheat English muffin, halved
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers
- 1 teaspoon prepared pesto
- 1 slice provolone cheese
- Toast English muffin.
- Combine egg and roasted red peppers in small, microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave 45 seconds to 1 minute. Remove carefully from microwave, as dish will be hot.
- Spread pesto on English muffin and then top with slice of cheese.
- Place the egg on top of the cheese and cover with remaining muffin half.
- Nutrition per serving: 362 calories; 15 g fat (6g sat); 210 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 5 g added sugars; 21 g protein; 5 g fiber; 782 mg sodium; 244 mg potassium. 40% Calcium, 23% , vitamin A, 18% zinc, 17% iron, 15% magnesium