I like to think of this as a healthy BLT. Or an excuse to eat a BLT for breakfast (if we need one). Because bacon + kale + tomatoes + lightened up “hollandaise” sauce + whole-grain toast + an egg on it = maximum health! Says myself, anyway.
You see, I simultaneously love and hate the new year thing. I love that, in some ways, it feels like a time to hit the reset button, to start fresh. It’s a time to set new goals and write new lists in our new planners, to plan ways to cross things off our bucket lists (or start them) and seek to feel whole again. But at the same time, it’s all so daunting. I feel like I can barely remember to put socks on both feet these days, but now I also have to fit in time to declutter the house and do yoga and eat healthier and read the Top 50 Banned Books? Oy. It’s almost enough for me to scrap it all, put my one-socked feet up and eat a doughnut while not reading.
So this year, I’m not seeking to start over. I’m not touching the reset button. Instead, I am going to be intentional with my everyday choices. So when, say, it’s time to eat breakfast, I will choose to eat a more whole, healthier meal rather than that doughnut I dream about (most of the time anyway; lest you be fooled, I will always make room for doughnuts). Enter this healthier bacon, kale and roasted tomato eggs benedict. YASSS.68