I struggle with all of that new year : new me, nonsense with. And I especially don't enjoy being made to feel guilty for indulging in a cookie. I applaud you all who stick to your guns and make real changes, but maybe we could keep it a little more personal? Small things can make a big difference. Even maybe swapping in a simple Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt for a plateful of bacon and eggs every once in a while.
While everyone and their Bichon Frise is on some wacky beetroot, kale and ginger vinegar juice cleanse, I'm over here like, "Grapefruits are healthy, right?" There is simply no way I could get to mid-day without having some kind of sustenance in my tummy. If I drank only juice in the morning, my fellow yogis would hear only the thunderous roar of my tummy chakra. I need something to bite into. A solely liquid breakfast would just make me go on a hangry bender and I'd end up breaking down and scarfing grimace proportions of powdered Hostess donettes in the 7-Eleven parking lot.
Thankfully, I've come up with an alternative. This recipe for Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt isn't a weight loss miracle that will transform you into a sculpted, french cut leotard and leg warmer clad 80's aerobicizer. But it is a nice kickstart to a busy day that won't make you feel like you just ate your weight in animal byproducts.
Bonus, grapefruit is actually good for you.
- Grapefruit packs a high vitamin C punch.
- It helps boost your immune system with antioxidants.
- Eating grapefruit vs. drinking grapefruit juice gives you the benefits of and nutrients of the fiber.
In this Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt recipe, simple grapefruit gets special treatment. It transforms when it's topped with a bit of brown sugar and broiled in the oven. If you are seriously counting calories, you can always omit the brown sugar and broil the grapefruit alone. I like a little something to cut that tart, citrusy zest. Finally, I sprinkle a few Maldon sea salt flakes after broiling. The salt really rounds out the tang of the fruit and the sweetness of the sugar, making for a flavor balanced breakfast.
Welcome to my kitchen, 2015. I'm looking forward to healthy eats and, of course, indulgent treats. Starting with this Broiled Grapefruit with Brown Sugar and Sea Salt