Got a question about what we eat for breakfast on Facebook and since part of our mission is addressing this hereditary stuff we inherit from our parents and grandparents I figured I would take it to the blog to answer.
First of all, lots of people think they inherit things from their parents and we all do…but I think one of the biggest things we inherit ARE THEIR EATING HABITS!!!
And since most of what we deal with involves what we eat and exercise(or a lack of)…THERE YOU HAVE IT!
So here is the answer to the question…What do the ODC/ODB’s eat for breakfast?
Now we all know that ODC has 4 girls and they get whatever they want from him so they love pancakes and waffles!! We have a pancake griddle and a restaurant style belgium waffle iron and Daddy is serious about BREAKFAST!! WHY?? IT IS HOW HE WAS RAISED! He has been making breakfast for the family since around 10 or 11. We love to throw breakfast brunches and the most popular one is done on Christmas Day. We served 81 people last Christmas and we will be going to break our record this year. (that’s another post because that is how we celebrate Christmas by feeding others and coming together with our community…no gifts from a bum named Santa)
But when we looked at what syrup is made up of and what we believe it is doing to our bodies…we switched to 100% maple syrup or sugar free…UHHHHHH This did not go over well with the girls. So we just stopped syrup Monday-Friday! I guess I fixed that!! hahah
No seriously, We do not do syrup of any kind during the week and if you want to eat something involving syrup on the weekend you must drink water with your meal. The only way to get juice is to eat something like eggs, grits, toast or something along those lines.
So my wife’s specialty for breakfast is a banana, strawberry, blueberry, pineapple (protein powder) smoothie. She does water 50% of the time and juice 50% of the time(so you know I always ask before I get some…:) My recipe is a LITTLE DIFFERENT for a smoothie…more strawberry than ODB, 50% banana or not, same amount of blueberry, half the pineapple (protein powder only 50% of the time) 70% Grape Juice, 30% Orange Juice and NEVER WATER!!! See why men have all these inherited health issues!
Now on the husband/wife tip, my wife is not a breakfast person and I am BIG breakfast and this can sometimes cause BIG issues in marriages. Sometimes one spouse may need to lean the other direction.
I have a saying that a successful marriage is one where each person wakes up and ask the other, “How can I serve you today?”
Back again…Will someone please keep me on track!!
The girls do oatmeal and cereal with rice or almond milk. We do not buy “cow’s milk” as they call it. (Unless my sweety Carisa is coming…my niece from Delaware)
ODB does not like to eat before she works out and she works out 6 days a week so sometimes her breakfast is around lunch/brunch. On the other hand we like to EAT so sometimes we have to fly on our own and that’s cool too.
But when we have out brunches the menu is fruit salad including everything up to kiwi. Waffles, pancakes, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, boca sausage, grits, cheese grits, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs,omelets (made to order)only for pregnant women who are having boys. @blvnrcv on twitter understands this. It helps with the labor process. Back to the list…crabcakes, quiche, orange juice, apple juice, grape juice, cranberry juice and anything else we can find.
Now we only do this one to two times a year. We also do not do any type of sodium filled meats during the week. ODC is actually going back to being a vegetarian next month. So understand for all of you who inherited the brunch style eating that this can not be a daily routine but a treat. We like it but it does not like our bodies and causes us to not be able to keep up with our wives when they run us around Stone Mountain and I feel like we want to DIE!
Oh don’t worry…I am to proud to share that story. (maybe one day…but not today)
But just wait until July 4th when we go head to head in the Peachtree 10k race in the ATL!!!
Not looking forward to it but what I eat for breakfast from now until then will allow me to WIN…so I am good.
Thanks for stopping and go make sure your doing the best for your bodies at breakfast!