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Far too many people think of coffee as an on-the-go type of drink. This is probably because companies such as Starbucks have made getting a cup on the go easy for working professionals, masters degree students, or just anyone looking for a caffeine kick. Coffee can offer enough caffeine to provide a boost of energy when you need it, but to fully appreciate the taste of coffee, you should allow yourself time to savor the beverage. The best way to do so is to sit down and enjoy this beverage with a complementary food.
Whether the donut is jelly-stuffed, cream-filled or simply glazed, there’s no doubt that a coffee and donut pairing is one of the more decadent food combinations. Try setting aside ten minutes to really enjoy the way the coffee and donut combination. Not only will the two provide you with short and long-term energy from caffeine, simple, and complex carbohydrates, it tastes good too. Regardless, it’s certainly not a craving you’re going to want to indulge in every day, but it’s certainly a timeless breakfast combination which has stood the test of time.
The good news about biscotti is that it can be sinfully-rich or it can be fairly healthy. For example, whole-grain biscotti with almonds contain essential manganese and selenium. You can add a variety of items, such as fruit or nuts, to this twice-baked cookie to increase its health quotient.
Bacon and eggs
What better way to make yourself slow down in the morning than to prepare yourself a platter of bacon and eggs? If you want to be really nice to your stomach, you can add some cheese to that egg. While some researchers have documented the fact that coffee drinkers do see substantial health benefits compared to those who don’t drink coffee, others continue to be concerned about the tendency of coffee drinkers to have brittle bones. For those searching for a calcium-heavy supplement to their morning coffee, this cheesy possibility is a great place to start.
If you’re in the mood for a healthy and hearty breakfast, go with the whole-grain option. Otherwise, chocolate chips, frosting, or sugar can spruce up your muffin. The versatile muffin can be eaten for a light breakfast or for a filling snack.
The list ends just as decadent as it began. Whether it’s a seasonal slice of pumpkin pie or a year-round favorite of cherry, pie serves as a timeless complement to your coffee. With so many varieties of pie, you will never run out of new flavors to try. Furthermore, you can opt for healthy, fruit-based options over rich, chocolate-based ones.
It doesn’t matter if it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time. When it comes to beverages, there’s no reason for coffee to be a solo act. Regardless of the time of day you drink your coffee, you can make coffee part of a satisfying meal by pairing it with a tasty serving of your favorite food.
While she figures out her next career move, Cyndi Laurenti works as an online writer and editor. Her primary interests are education, technology, and how synergies can be created between the two for social good.
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