Healthy Breakfast Ideas
You get up in the morning, you rush to get ready for work, and you rush out the door without a breakfast. Perhaps you grab a bagel and cream cheese, perhaps a muffin, perhaps an Egg McMuffin. If you're lucky, you get a pastry, a hearty breakfast of pancakes and sausage and eggs, or an English fry-up. Unfortunately, when it comes to being healthy, none of these options is a great way to start your day. All of those options are too sugary, carb-filled or fatty. Here are some good ideas for quick, healthy breakfasts that are full of fiber, nutrients, proteins, and good fats.
- Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal. Actually any whole grain, high-fiber cereal is a good choice. They have high amounts of protein and fiber, and low sugar. Add some low-fat milk and perhaps some berries and you have a perfect balanced breakfast.
- Fresh berries, yogurt, and granola. Get low-fat yogurt (not non-fat, as it usually has too much sugar), cut up some berries or other fruits, an add some healthy cereal, granola, or just play oats to it. Watch out, a lot of brands of granola have more fat and sugar in them then you'd think, so make sure and check the label.
- Grapefruit with whole-wheat toast and almond butter. Add a little sugar on top of the grapefruit and it makes it delicious. Almond butter is healthier than peanut-butter, but still gets you the protein that you need to fill you up.
- Cottage cheese with fruit. Get low-fat cottage cheese and add any type of fresh fruit you want to it. (apples, berries, citrus, etc)
- Eggs with peppers. Research has shown that those who eat eggs or just plain egg whites in the morning tend to snack less throughout the day because the protein in the eggs keeps you satisfied for longer. Scramble up some eggs and add in some red or green bell peppers for a delicious, filling breakfast. Goes well with whole wheat toast.
- Fruit smoothies. Grab your blender and blend up whatever healthy things you have. A great idea is to freeze old bananas and when you're in hurry put them in a blender with some milk and a little vanilla and blend it up for a delicious banana smoothie. You can add in some peanut butter or yogurt for a bit of an extra flavor. Put it in a mug and it's the perfect on-the-go breakfast.
The important thing to keep in mind is to go for fresher, more protein filled foods in the morning to help sustain you throughout the day. Your body will thank you for it later.
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