When it comes to food on the 90 Day Plan and especially breakfast, there are certain rules us disciples have to follow. There are cries of ‘I don’t want to eat meat for breakfast’ but are you telling me you’ve never had a sausage roll or bacon sandwich at breakfast time? The plan is trying to get you away from ‘conventional’ sugar and carb laden options and get you used to fuelling your body for the task in hand.
‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper’
The notion of breakfast around the world differs. We’re familiar with the full English/Irish/Scottish/Welsh cooked breakfasts and the Continental breakfast. However in Japan their traditional breakfast could contain grilled fish, rice, miso soup, and Japanese pickles and in Norway a common breakfast is smoked salmon that has been thinly sliced and eaten with toast.
When your plan arrives, it will include some set recipes for you to follow, but the best thing about C2 is that you can let loose in the kitchen and create your own recipes to fit in with your personal tastes and more importantly fuel your body for the workouts that are coming in Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 of the plan.
It maybe the easy option to resort to a smoothie, protein pancakes and overnight oats for convenience but is this how you want to eat when you’ve finished the plan? For me this was a chance for me to change the way I think about food. Like me you’ll no doubt want to maintain the results you’ve achieved, but will you go revert to old habits or will you have learned what your body needs and when it needs it?
Here are some of my favourite rest day / reduced carb breakfast to try:-
Cheesy egg wrap sausage rolls
Breakfast sausage patties with sweet chilli dipping sauce
Chicks in blankets with salad greens and fresh tomatoes
Breakfast burrito with a twist
Smoked salmon muffins
Uova bolognese / eggs bolognese
Chicken and huevo tostada
Homemade turkey, red pepper and oregano sausages
Cheese and onion easy muffins
Here are some of my favourite training day / post workout refuel breakfasts to try:-
Breakfast Sausage Bagel
Italian Eggs with Salsiccia
Breakfast sausage bagel sliders
Breakfast Sausage Patties with Toast
Cloud Eggs with a Cheeky Chicken Sausage
Open Grilled Tuna Slice with Peppers and Onion
Italian chicken baguette with cherry tomatoes, spring onion and spinach
I’ve thrown in a few curve ball ideas which I hope you’ll try. We’ve forgotten the saying ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper’. Instead the reality is that we breakfast like a pauper and this is our opportunity to change that.
The recipes for these and many other breakfast ideas can be found in my recipe app, The Lean Cook. Click here to download it for free and enjoy a varied breakfast that’s not cereal or a smoothie!
Updated 5th February 2018