You have heard it before. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast kicks starts your metabolism and helps you shed unwanted pounds. Eating a high fibre breakfast is also beneficial for people wanting to lower their cholesterol.
Despite my reading constantly about the importance of breakfast, I am one of those people who struggles with it. It is my least favourite meal and the one I most often skip. Most mornings, I'm quit content with only a cup of coffee or cocoa. Some mornings just a glass of water will do. You see, my metabolism actually rebels at being kick
I am usually up before the crack of dawn to prepare myself for the day ahead. I have never been a morning person and obviously neither is my stomach as I feel physically ill if I eat anything before 10:00am. Definitely a late riser that stomach of mine - lucky bugger.
This year Valentine's Day falls on a Sunday and the kids will be sleeping over by my mother-in-law's. Whoo Hoo! I get to sleep late. By the time I wake up, I know my stomach will be in the mood for this simple yet delicious breakfast.
I suppose, I could celebrate Valentine's Day by preparing something that is a bit more extravagant. However, I am sure anyone with very young kids will agree that keeping meals low-key is always more enjoyable than something more elaborate which leaves you stressed.
Here is an ingredient list for this easy open-faced sandwich. I don't expect that you'll be needing instructions, will you?
sliced bread (rye or whole wheat lightly toasted)
2 slices apple or pear
low-fat or non-fat cream cheese with onion and chives
lime or lemon juice (brush on fruit slices so that they don't turn brown)
strawberry, raspberry, blackcurrent , or my current favourite wild hibiscus preserves