Join the Breakfast Club
Breakfast – most of us grew up hearing that it was the most important meal of the day. Some reasons for that saying could be because eating breakfast gets your metabolism going, gives you energy, and feeds your brain so you can focus on the busy day ahead. Eating breakfast can reduce your hunger and reduce the chances of overeating later in the day. People who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to continue eating healthy throughout the day. However, many people in the U.S. don’t have time to cook breakfast so they grab something on their way out the door, pull into a drive-through, or don’t eat breakfast at all. If you are one of those people, below are some tips to help you plan a quick and healthy breakfast.
When choosing breakfast items, try to go with ones that are low in sugar, fat, and sodium to stay on the healthier side and so you can avoid that mid-morning slump (we busy people don’t have time for a slump!).
· Make mini frittatas in a muffin pan on the weekend to heat up in the microwave and eat on your way out the door. Frittatas will stay good 3-4 days in the refrigerator or 2-3 months in the freezer. Find the recipe at: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mini-frittatas-with-ham-cheese-10000000521726/ or use your own.
· Blend a breakfast shake in the evening, store in the refrigerator and enjoy in the morning. For a recipe idea, check out: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/blackberry-mango-breakfast-shake-50400000114759/
Quick & Easy
Put some whole grain bread in the toaster and an egg in the egg poacher before you get in the shower in the morning. By the time you get out, you will have an egg and toast waiting for you. Add a banana or some other fruit to complete your meal.
Plan for the Unplanned
Make a mix of your favorite low sugar cereal and dry fruit to keep in your bag for the days when you are running late and don’t have time to grab anything. Check out this recipe for some inspiration: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/three-grain-breakfast-cereal-with-walnuts-dried-fruit-10000001011226/
I hope you got some ideas on how you can incorporate breakfast into your busy lifestyle. More tips coming soon…
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. – Jim Rohn