Right now I’m laying in my bed at 10:30 on a Wednesday morning. I should be in New York City, working at my internship, already wondering when it’s time for lunch, but I’m not. I woke up this morning a little before 4A.M. feeling extremely sick and decided to take a sick day. I’ve been up ever since.
As fun as binge-watching Survivor all day sounds, I figured I’d take a break from my riveting television festivities to give my blog some love and jot a few thoughts down. I actually have no idea what I’m going to say, so let the word vomit begin.
First, let’s talk about breakfast. I’ve always been a cereal lover and can always count on a bowl of Kashi’s Go Lean to put a smile on my face.
While it’s certainly a far cry from most of the sugary cereals that dominate the shelves of grocery stores, like Cocoa Puffs or Frosted Flakes, I admit that it’s not exactly what you would call healthy. Yes, it’s high in fiber and contains a good amount of protein, but at the end of the day, it’s really just a bundle of refined carbs. For lunch or dinner, this would absolutely NOT fly with me. I make sure I have an abundance of vitamins and minerals and all that good stuff. But for breakfast I seem to make a weird exception and I’m not sure why. I guess it’s just because that’s the way I grew up.
Today, however, I decided to have a gigantic sweet potato for breakfast instead, and let me tell you, it was amazing.
Not only is the taste an A+ in my book, but it felt so great to start off my day eating a whole food and real carbohydrates. Not to mention, I ate that potato hours ago and I’m still full. Had this been another day of me eating cereal, I would’ve been hungry for lunch quite some time ago.
With that being said, don’t count on seeing me swap out my cereal for potatoes any time soon. It’s just not feasible for me right now for a number of reasons.
(1) When I eat too many sweet potatoes, the beta-carotene makes my skin turn orange. Yuck.
(2) It would be way too expensive. One sweet potato could cost as much as an entire box of cereal.
(3) Sometimes I just want my bowl of cereal!
It just got me thinking that it’s weird how unhealthy breakfast is and always has been for me. Like who made this rule that you can’t have vegetables for breakfast? There are so many things that we do/say that we don’t even question simply because they’re considered a “norm” in our culture. It’s just weird and got me thinking and now I don’t even know what I’m saying and I’m going to end this potato tangent right now…ha. Just some food for thought. Pun 100% intended.