Breakfast Hash RecipeNov 25, 2023
You travel to the market with grocery list in hand.
You walk down the aisle, browsing the orderly rows of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and fish, and everything else available.
Suddenly you pause and stare in amazement.
Hundreds of healthy options, grown all over the world and shipped conveniently to your store.
All you do is put them in your cart, pay for everything, and then cook it up.
Now imagine if you had to grow your food too? That would require a lot more effort.
What's my point?
Aside from having an attitude of gratitude, flip your mindset when it comes to batch-preparing your weekly meals on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Especially if you "don't like to cook."
Making your meals, a few days ahead of time, is a system that saves time and money.
If you've followed this batch-meal-prep system in the past, don’t completely overhaul things when they’re going well.
Instead, build on them.
If you’ve invested the time and resources to get good at something, leverage it for all it’s worth.
Success doesn’t have to be as hard as we often make it.
And following the habit of preparing portion-controlled meals, a whole bunch at a time, is one way to make things a lot easier.
🥘 Breakfast Hash Recipe
These tasty edible buds pack a serious nutritional punch, including immunity-boosting vitamin C and cancer-fighting glucosinolates.
If you're not yet a fan of Brussels sprouts try roasting them to the point that they’re almost burned. Or follow this recipe.
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts, shredded
- 1 small butternut squash, peeled & diced
- 1 rutabaga, peeled & shredded
- 5-6 slices of bacon
- bacon fat
- sea salt & pepper to taste
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare squash by peeling off the outer skin and dicing it into 1-inch pieces.
Add 1-2 TBSP of bacon fat to oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add diced squash and cook for 10 minutes.
Prepare brussels sprouts by cutting off bottoms, taking off outer leaves, and slicing them in half.
Then add them to your food processor and pulse several times until they appear shredded. Add shredded brussels sprouts to squash mixture and stir well.
Add skillet to oven and bake for 20 minutes. Place bacon on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
When squash and Brussels sprout mixture has 15 minutes left add the bacon to the oven.
While squash and brussels sprouts are baking, peel & shred rutabaga. Use the shredding attachment on your food processor is easiest.
Add another 1 TBSP of bacon fat to a skillet over medium heat and add rutabaga. Flatten with a spatula, and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until browned.
Finally, make eggs over easy. When bacon is done cooking, chop into 1-2 inch pieces.
Assemble by mixing the rutabaga, bacon, and squash/Brussel sprout mixture and top with eggs over easy.
You will enjoy this.
Another thing for busy men and women, over 40 years.
We’re watching a vast natural experiment.
Take hundreds of millions off farms, off manual labor.
Add desk jobs, cars, and television.
Modern society has improved sanitation, antibiotics, and immunization.
So we’re living longer, but not necessarily better.
(A viral pandemic hasn't improved the situation, by the way.)
Fortunately, research has demonstrated a solution to this hypothetical experiment:
Exercise -- namely resistance training.
To quote the former US Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop,
“If exercise were available in pill form, it would be the most widely prescribed drug in the world.”
Over my 25+ years as a strength and conditioning coach, I’ve learned five simple rules you must follow if your goal is to lose bodyfat and add muscle:
1) Maintain a positive mindset
2) Practice mindful eating and drink plenty of clean water
3) Do progressive resistance exercise and metabolic conditioning
4) Get eight hours of quality sleep nightly and manage your stress (see #3)
5) Stay accountable to what you said you were going to do.
How can you do all of this?
- On your own.
- Or you can INVEST in an experienced coach so you can fast-track your success.
Not your spouse. Not your workout buddy that is inconsistent.
Not some free zoom workout on the internet.
Not some generic fitness app that seems cool but you never use.
By the way, here's the litmus test to determine if what you're currently doing is working:
"Is what I'm currently doing getting me closer to my goal?"
If yes, continue doing it until you hit your goal. And then continue some more to maintain.
If no, do something different.
Invest in the best online age-management personal trainer to keep you accountable to the plan and help you achieve your priority-one goal.
Either way, it's your choice.
If you’re struggling with losing bodyfat I can probably relate, and I’m 100% sure I can help.
Don't stay confused and overwhelmed.
In this book, I've outlined exactly what it is you need to be doing to get, lean, strong, and slow aging.
Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online longevity personal trainer, or you want to visit the best age-management personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.