What Is A Healthy Breakfast?
If you’re skipping breakfast, I doubt I need to tell you that’s bad. You can hear from all kinds of sources that it’s important to eat a good breakfast. So what’s keeping you from doing it? Time? Stuck in a rut?
Well, whatever your problem is, shake up your world a little and try to eat something tasty and good for you in the morning. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time and it can make a big difference in how you feel the rest of the day.
What’s NOT A Healthy Breakfast
If you’re snarfing down lattes and donuts, come on, I really don’t have to say it do I? You know that’s not a healthy breakfast. Neither is a bowl full of sugar-laden cereal, a piece of toast and a cup of coffee, granola bars that are nothing more than glorified candy bars. . . you get the idea.
Don’t let advertisements fool you. Look for “whole” foods. Whole grains, proteins, food that will put some high quality fuel in your body.
So, Just What Is A Healthy Breakfast?
Think of the word “breakfast” – you are breaking a fast. You haven’t eaten for 8 hours or more. You need something to fuel your body and jumpstart your day. Lots of carbs might make you feel alert for a little while, but if that’s all you’re eating, you’re gonna crash.
What you need in the mix is some PROTEIN. It doesn’t matter what kind – eggs, whey powder in a fruit smoothie, nuts in your oatmeal, whatever! Just make sure to get some protein in your breakfast.
Examples of A Healthy Breakfast
If you need some ideas for a good breakfast, how about some of these?
- Nutrition Shakes (made with fruit and some kind of protein powder like whey)
- Eggs fixed to your tastes (not swimming in grease however!)
- Oatmeal with 1 egg as a side, or Power Oatmeal
- Muesli or Granola made with oats, nuts, and other ingredients, but NOT totally loaded with sugar!
- Whole grain pancakes or waffles topped with fruit or yogurt
What Is a Healthy Breakfast?
Think Outside Of The Box Sometimes!
Just because it’s breakfast, you don’t have to eat traditional breakfast food. If you have some leftovers that look good, go for it! (I won’t mention how often my teenage boys ate pizza for breakfast. . .) Just try to eat something that has protein and whole grains, instead of sugar and refined white flour.
If routine works for you, pick a good breakfast food like Power Oatmeal, and fix it every day.
If you need something speedy, try a nutrition shake or oatmeal in a slow cooker.
Even scrambled eggs and whole wheat toast are fast to fix.
Just find something that works for you, and make sure you eat a healthy breakfast!