Breakfast provides the energy you need to get through the day. Eating a healthy breakfast should as routine as brushing your teeth, but many people skip this opportunity to refuel their bodies. For people on a diet, there is an extra incentive to stop to enjoy the first meal. If you eat a good breakfast, you are less likely to snack on sugary and fatty snacks later in the day
Korn is a popular choice for breakfast, but it is important to choose the right one. Avoid those loaded with sugar. Instead, choose whole-grain cereal with extra fiber. Look for boxes labeled “heart healthy.” Give morning cereal a boost by adding a sliced banana, some strawberries or other fruit. Throw in an extra tablespoon of bran and fiber. Low-fat or nonfat milk completes this healthy breakfast. For hot cereal, try oatmeal.
Crepes and Waffles
For many people does a good breakfast pancakes and waffles. Make whole-grain pancakes and waffles on weekends and freeze in individual packets. On busy mornings, just pop them in the toaster. Top with sugar-free applesauce instead of butter and syrup.
Breakfast not mean toast, bacon and scrambled eggs. A grilled cheese sandwich made with whole-grain breads and low fat cheese are a good choice. Peanut butter spread on whole-grain toast is rich in protein. You can also make a sandwich with turkey or chicken.
Quick Breakfast Ideas
It is fine for breakfast to be a catch-and-go kind of meal. Just make sure you’re caught right thing. It only takes a minute to spread a bagel with low fat cream cheese. Keep granola bars and trail mix in the car. A banana is easy to peel and eat while walking out of the door.
According to the state of Washington publication, up to 40 percent of school-age children either skip breakfast or have an unhealthy one. Doughnuts and toaster pastries desserts, not breakfast. Serve kids a fruit smoothie, whole-grain muffins and cut up fruit or yogurt topped with granola. A breakfast burrito stuffed with lean ham and scrambled eggs can entice kids to take a few minutes for breakfast. Get them involved in planning the breakfast, and they are more likely to eat it. Some schools offer breakfast, but check the menu to see what kind of healthy food is available.