The first question of your day is the hardest: what should I have for breakfast? Sometimes you’re in a rush, other days you’re running on six hours of sleep and exhausted, and on occasion, you’re in the mood for something gourmet.
Stereotypical breakfast foods, like cereal, donuts, or muffins, are filled with sugar that leave you feeling groggy all day. Even more widely accepted breakfast foods, such as a piece of toast with jam or a bagel and cream cheese, are options that aren’t helpful to your body after an overnight of fasting because of their high carbohydrate content. Kalahari’s biltong can help.
Biltong is our air-dried, thinly sliced beef made from an all natural process that originated in South Africa. The result of this simple process is flavorful and tender meat that contains its original nutritional integrity. Unlike jerky, biltong is not pumped with fillers and preservatives or dehydrated over high heat—it is truly just grass-fed beef. It is low in fat, gluten-free, all-natural, and protein rich, making it the perfect addition to a balanced breakfast.
Protein is an essential part of your diet as it keeps your muscles strong, bones healthy, and metabolism working. It also lowers your blood pressure and allows oxygen to flow through your blood to keep your body working the way it should.
Your muscles and brain need nutrients that will start your day with a satisfying bite and get your energy levels progressing. Adding biltong meat to your scrambled eggs or atop a bowl of plain oatmeal will not only add flavor to your breakfast, but it will also keep you fuller for a longer period of time.
Bacon and sausage are both known carcinogens which means they cause cancer in humans. In the past, many believed that serving these types of meat at your family’s breakfast was a good source of healthy protein that set them up for a day full of energy. Today, our research contradicts these ideas. But, you don’t have to cut animal-based protein out of your morning routine because biltong is a great alternative.
Biltong is also keto and paleo friendly. If you’re one to go for the low-carb, high-fat route, add some heat to your eggs by tossing in some Chili Lime biltong. Or, try making a biltong, egg, and cheese wrap to brighten your morning. Trust us: cheese omelets are made even better with some Garlic biltong layered on. The variety of biltong recipes is plentiful and perfect for a quick morning pick-me-up. You won’t regret mixing up your breakfast routine.
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