IT HAPPENS ALL TOO OFTEN, BREAKFAST TAKES A BACKSEAT TO LUNCH AND DINNER. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS BREAKFAST COULD ARGUABLY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY. TODAY FORK AND HOSE CO. AND THE FIREFIGHTER THROWDOWN WILL SHOW AN EASY TIP ON STARTING YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT!
We get to the station and we do what we always do, grab a cup of coffee and join in on whatever conversation may be already in progress, most likely how to solve the world's problems. Then the decision on what to eat for breakfast comes up. This is when it's so important to make the right choice because what you decide now, will affect how you feel, eat and perform for the rest of the day. The ideal breakfast should contain protein, carbs and fat as these will all help fuel us through our workouts and on the fireground. We should avoid processed food at all costs and try to stick to whole foods. Today's world of convenience has made it all too easy for us to grab the nearest bagel or sugary cereal and call it a day, forgetting that these do not contain any nutritional value. But convenience does not mean we have to sacrifice nutrition and flavor. Here is a tip on how you can prep a healthy and delicious breakfast ahead of time for the crew and at home. Just grab a muffin tin!
I first saw egg "muffins" when Ewa of 555 Fitness made them and after trying them on my own I was sold. Not only are they easy to make, but you can customize them however you would like, use what you have on hand or is in season. They reheat well if done ahead of time or eat them when they are nice and hot out of the oven. Below is an example of some that firefighter Drew McKenna from Australia made. Drew is not only a firefighter but a fitness athlete and great cook in the firehouse kitchen. You can check out what he is cooking up on Instagram and Facebook @TONGSANDTURNOUTS.
BONUS RECIPE from Drew McKenna
Preheat oven to 320-350* Line each cup of the muffin tray with baking paper. Wrap a strip of prosciutto around the inside, throw in some chopped scallion and tomato. Season with garlic, herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Depending on how youprefer them, drop in a whole egg or scrambled egg. Bake in the oven till desired doneness for the eggs.
Some other options that are great for these are cooked sweet potato, peppers, spinach, bacon, kale and whatever else you can think of. Just have fun with it!