Thursday, September 4, 2014

Food for Thought : September is All-American Breakfast Month

September is All-American Breakfast Month and many school districts will be emphasizing to students the importance of a healthy breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast have been shown to have better overall diets, school performance and less behavior or cognitive problems. The same holds true for adults as well. Here are a few tips to help you make the commitment to eating a healthier breakfast in September:
1.  Look for lean protein. Eggs and egg whites most often come to mind when we think of breakfast protein foods, but beans, fish, chicken and lean beef make excellent options, too. Try a beef or chicken fajita omelet or breakfast burrito.

2 .  Try cold oats. Mix rolled oats with any liquid, such as milk or yogurt, in a 1:1 ratio in a glass jar. Stir in fruit and a sweetener, such as honey, brown sugar, etc., if desired. Add spices such as cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg, as desired. Shake to mix well and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy the next morning.

3 .  Be careful when choosing cereal bars, frozen meals or ready-to-eat cereals. Many times these have many calories, added sugars, fats and unwanted additional ingredients or preservatives. Experiment with making your own for the week or making some and freezing them. This way you know exactly what foods are going into the meals you eat.

Words of Widom:
Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a
single step.

A proud grandpoppa            G.


  1. Howdy Dad,
    Did I not tell you not to play with your food Hahahaha!!!
    Your post is right on time with school starting , a healthy breakfast will keep them alert .
    Thanks Dad for just being you . I do so love you .
    Your only daughter

    1. My dear daughter ,
      After I finished playing with my food I ate it . I thank it is the most important meal of the day . School is back in and I have a lot of material to work with .
      My daughter , to know you is to love you and the loving is mutual .
      Your only dad

  2. Breakfast is my favorite meal! Our three daughters were never out the door to school without breakfast! I even found something the fussier one would eat before leaving!

    Great post! I love the saying about looking at the closed door too long. We need always to be open to opportunities around us.

    Have a great day!

    1. My dear lady Ms. Nellie ,
      You and I think alike , if I skip a meal it will be lunch . You are blessed to have three loving daughters and there is always a kid in the bunch that is fussy about eating , but mothers always find a way .

      Thank you so very much and it's so very true , we miss a lot of opportunities looking at a closed door .

      And a great day to you my Lady !

  3. Poppa , we have breakfast every morning , on Saturday we want to sleep late . Mama say get up and eat breakfast and we can sleep in . Poppa after breakfast we are not sleepy . Poppa mama say stop playing with your food , mama say if you are not playing with your food you are stealing MeMa mama is so funny .
    We love you poppa .
    Wrote by Sha

    1. Hello my sweet grands ,
      Your dear Mama makes sure you have a balance breakfast , that goes for the household . Your dear MeMa is a great cook , she taught your mama ,
      Your mama is a very smart lady , she knows once you eat you will be wide awake . That lady is one smart cookie .
      I do so love all of you .
      Wrote by Poppa

  4. Dad,
    Great breakfast , I made the bacon , pretty good was it not ?
    Great post dad .
    Your humble son

    1. Hello my son ,
      This was a great breakfast , but they all are , I also like the cheesy grits you make and ham with redeye gravy and those hot biscuits with butter and jam . Now my son that is also a meal for anytime of day .
      Your loving dad

  5. Anita -office secertarySeptember 4, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    Mr. G,
    This post is terrific . Nee told us you did a weekly on the food blog , keep the head huncho at home on Thursdays' so we can enjoy it here . I do pity us when Nee go to Reno , work , work and more work .
    We love you wise words .
    Mr. G . come to see us soon , we would love to hear you sing .

    1. Hello dear Anita ,
      I did not know you was not aware of my helping the ladies , this is my third gig at writing . I started out at Nee and I write a few for Joanna at The Forum , she is assistant editor there and writes each week about 'What's Happening round Town' I do what happening at the casinos , who is performing at the different casinos , I think you are safe , He depends on you to keep things running smoothly , he will be spending a lot of time at Human Resources forming and , it is fun and keep me in the know .
      I pity you guys too , why the hell do you not think I am following Nee to Reno (laughing my butt off) .
      I will be down there soon .
      Thank you and the staff for your support .


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