Dear Friends and Readers,
As I promised earlier this week, here is a couple of tips on how to detox after the holidays.
One of my new year resolutions is to eat a satisfying breakfast. Strange, uh? Most of the time I do not and I end up hungry by the end of the morning and eating way too much for lunch… But my mornings are a little complicated: I wake up early to go to the gym and then I have to get ready for the office… Thank God the Pirate is a great barista and he has mastered the art of cappuccino! Also I do not like to eat anything sweet in the morning. I know it sounds very uncharacteristic for an Italian but I do not enjoy overly sweet cereals or even jelly (when I was living in Rome I would go to a lovely café’ called Vitti in piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina and get a whole wheat croissant).
Many people buy their breakfast on the way to the office but for lack of healthy alternatives I usually starve… until last Sunday I had an epiphany about breakfast: a crustless quiche, on the light side of the spectrum with plenty of vegetables and protein to keep me going. Making a crustless quiche is pretty much like making a frittata in the oven so only a limited amount of tweaking is needed and a lot is left to your own imagination.
I implemented my plan yesterday night and this morning I woke up to a tasty, healthy and nutritious breakfast that gave me enough energy to go through my morning.