Everyone is pressed for time in the mornings, but PLEEZE do not skip breakfast!!! Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day — especially in the areas of maintaining energy and brain function. Eating a good breakfast is one of the best things you can do for your health.
Avoid eating refined sugar as much as possible. NO donuts!! Most cereals contain far too much sugar to be considered healthy. The better choice would be what our grandmothers used to eat: Eggs, fruit, dairy and whole grains. These things will provide you with steady energy to keep you going until lunchtime. Following are some breakfast ideas:
Eggs – which are called the “perfect” food – provide a considerable amount of protein and minerals. Cook up a quick batch of cheesy scrambled eggs. Break a couple of eggs into a bowl, whisk briefly, add to the pan, and as they cook, add a handful of cheddar cheese. In less than five minutes you have a healthy, fast and easy breakfast……even kids love it!
Whole grain breads and cereals such as oatmeal provide healthy fiber and B vitamins. Oatmeal not only lowers cholesterol, but also reduces your risk of contracting heart disease and Type II diabetes. It is one of the best sources of soluble and insoluble fiber, which both promotes digestion and keeps you feeling fuller longer. Try adding blueberries and honey to your morning oatmeal for an extra special treat. In addition to providing powerful antioxidants, blueberries protect against cancer and promote healthy bone growth. In addition, they contain only 57 calories per 3.5 oz serving, and 25% of your RDA of Vitamin C.
Smoothies may be the king of fast breakfasts because they are quick to make, they provide fruit and dairy, and give you a good supply of calcium, vitamins and antioxidants.
So before going to bed tonight, plan breakfast for tomorrow morning…….another tip to make it fast, easy, and healthy!