Join me in the rebellious act of reverse eating
I’m known to eat eggs for dinner multiple times a week.
Frequently I enjoy pancakes in the evening.
Alternately, I’ve also recently experimented with vegetables in the A.M.
See what I’m getting at here? See the trend? Yes, it’s breakfast as dinner, and dinner as breakfast (lunch stays the same no matter how you flip it) or as I like to call it, REVERSE EATING.
This idea of reverse eating seems like a generally smart concept to me. Since dinner is typically the biggest meal of the day and breakfast the smallest, inverting the two would be a much better option for having more energy throughout the day. It’s also a wonderful way to rebel against the structure of society while not breaking any laws at the same time. The perfect option for a goody-two shoes like myself.
There are a few reasons I think reverse eating is a good idea. One being that, like I said above, by eating the food you would normally eat for dinner (which usually involves a vegetable and protein of some kind) you are then starting your day off with a good dose of nutrients. That way you can also get a good chunk of “un-fun” foods (i.e. vegetables) out of the way first thing in the morning. Win, win, right?
Then at the end of day, when you’ve just got home from work/school and you’re tired and cranky and don’t want to bother messing around with a pot or an oven, you can simply pour yourself a bowl of cereal/put down a toaster waffle/ fry and egg and call it a night. Yep, nice and simple like that. Plus, in my opinion breakfast has a lot of potential to very dessert-esque, or dessert-like if you will, with all it’s fruit and such. So, if you play your cards right, eating breakfast as dinner can be a very rewarding treat.
Recently tried it and I had vegetarian tacos at breakfast (really good, highly suggest), and pancakes (with peanut butter of course!) at dinner. So satisfying. A total reverse eating victory if you ask me.
I see myself doing reverse eating at least once a week. Especially since I’m often drawn to sweeter, carbier (is that a word?) things in the evening. I also find that when I eat traditional breakfast foods at breakfast, like fruit and oatmeal, I don’t stay full as long. I’m a big breakfast eater and neeeeeed that protein in the morning.
Lastly, breakfast is just hands-down easier to cook. Oatmeal takes five minutes, toast takes three minutes and cold cereal takes two seconds. TWO SECONDS. Try and cook a typical dinner meal in that amount of time. Oh, that’s right, you can’t! If it includes anything with meat it will take at least twenty minutes, guaranteed.
Ya, and that concludes my long-winded rant. I’m very passionate about all things related to breakfast foods as you can tell. I highly encourage you to give reverse eating a try. Trust me, there will be no regrets.