Which Do You Prefer, Breakfast or Brunch?

If you had a choice, would you choose breakfast or brunch?

One could always get up early, eat breakfast, then lunch, the a snack and then dinner…or you could combo the first two meals into a tasty, satisfying meal called brunch since you were too lazy or maybe too busy that morning for breakfast.

Maybe you’re into intermittent fasting, and you skipped breakfast to cut down a meal a day. Is it a matter of convenience to you, a planned attack, or just the luck of the draw the way your meals fall throughout the day?

For me, it seems to be the luck of the draw, because I never know how my day is going to go, now that I’m no longer working outside the home. Things come up, appointments have to be kept, emergencies happen.

But which is better? Does it really matter?

I suppose that depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are going for weight loss, than eating brunch and skipping breakfast might work better for you. In today’s world where Keto and Paleo diets are all the rage, IF seems to be popular with these diet plans.

As long as you make healthy food choices, get the amount of fat (good) and calories in your diet, IF should not make you lethargic, in fact, it should help you concentrate since your body will be using its own fat for fuel.

A word of warning for type 1 diabetics and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding-IF is not a good idea for those folks. 

Cinnamon mug cake with fat bomb frosting

The same thing can be managed with three meals and two snacks a day if one properly tracks their macros and sticks to the program. Either way, I have delicious recipes like Cinnamon Mug Cake and Spinach & Bacon Quiche no matter which meal you decide to make them.

The Nutrition Facts for the quiche show that your macros would be perfect and allow for skipping that first meal, if you ate it for brunch you would be full and satisfied until dinner.

Spinach and Bacon Quiche at Bacon’s (not Keto)

Now, my versions are somewhat different from the recipes I provided, my Cinnamon Mug Cake has a fat bomb dessert icing and I skipped the butter glaze, so the macros come out different than Gretchen’s. Mine turn out to be 100 calories less and 11.5g of fat shy of her recipe, yet it was still delicious and kept me full until lunch. (I had that for breakfast one day)

The Spinach and Bacon Quiche pictured are from Bacon’s restaurant where Dad and I ate brunch yesterday following his procedure. It was not keto because there was a crust underneath, however, we were somewhat good and picked off the top crust. My bad though, I ate my fruit. It was all delicious!

Like the time I was Paleo, I follow the diet about 80/20 percent. I still maintain my weight, unless I get strict and need to lose a few pounds. You do you and what works for you.

Side note: If you want the fat bomb frosting recipe (It’s actually a dessert that can be used both ways) here it is: 1pkg sugar free white chocolate pudding, 1C heavy whipping cream, 8oz cream cheese, 1C water-Blend until smooth!

You can find that on my Pinterest page Keto for Beginners

 

 

 

 

Take It Easy Monday Featuring Low Carb Blueberry Muffins

So most of you know I received my stem cell injection in my knee last Wednesday, I have been instructed to “take it easy” for the next couple of weeks.

If you know me well, you know I don’t do sitting around very well. That being said, I want this to work, so I have been trying to rest more than usual.

Low carb blueberry muffins

Well, this morning, I just did my normal routine, deciding to pop those quick Low Carb Blueberry Muffins in the oven before my shower, and when I got out and went to check on them, my knee was already swollen!!

So I sat with some ice on my knee while I consumed that muffin as part of my breakfast. I have to give Lillie over at Listotic for the recipe! These came out moist and with a lovely texture, not very sweet, might should have left them to brown a little longer.

I may have to tweak the recipe a bit to add more flavor, they were alright with my last couple of sips of bulletproof coffee. Just being honest here.

I need to get back on track, the hubby has been off for a week or so and I have been cheating a little bit too much. 😉

These muffins fit the bill when you are tired of eggs with 7 g of protein and 8g of carbs. Combined with a cheese stick and 4 pieces of hard salami (0 carbs total) that is a pretty low carb breakfast choice.

So you might ask what all did I do to get my knee so swollen…not much! Fed the animals, watered the plants, threw in a load of laundry, checked my emails, emptied the cat’s litter box, and made the muffins.

Wait, I also made my ACV tea, then my coffee, and ran out to put a garbage can to the curb. Later, I had to take another small bag out there. That’s all!

Of course, I cleaned the sink a couple of times too, took my shower and then sat back down to eat and ice and write this post. Once that’s done I have a couple of errands to run, but I will wear my brace for that, then come home and write some more.

That IS an easy Monday for me, honestly. I also aim to get in the pool and exercise my legs in a nice, no impact kind of way. Surely the dr would approve of that!

Yall have a marvelous Monday, and do try those Low Carb Blueberry muffins. Click the link above for Lillie’s recipe. Let me know how you like them. 😊