Why Start Your Day with a Healthy Breakfast?
A healthy breakfast will set the pace for you the rest of the day, leaving your energy levels consistent until lunch and providing you with the proper nutrients to stay healthy.
A healthy breakfast will also keep you feeling fuller longer, so you won’t be as tempted to snack your way through the morning on unhealthy foods.
Your body needs a certain amount of nutrients to stay healthy, and breakfast provides the first opportunity to load up on these much needed nutrients for you and your family.
If you are a morning coffee lover like we are, this is a great place to toss in those extra antioxidants. Don’t just drink plain coffee anymore! Add healthy fats, healthy dark chocolate, healthy spices that help the metabolism, and the pure good health of honey.
Mix everything in your blender and drink a good healthy cup every morning. Don’t forget to buy organic coffee!
What Does a Healthy Breakfast Look Like?
Keep breakfast around 300 to 400 calories. Make sure that your breakfast contains protein, carbs, and plenty of fiber. For protein, start the day with eggs! Eggs are a nutrient power-house and contain 6 grams of protein per egg. Learn how to choose the best eggs for your money and eat only high quality eggs.
Hard boiled eggs. In a rush? Hard boil some eggs and keep them in the fridge for a super-quick breakfast. Slice them on whole grain flat bread with tomatoes. See more on how to boil eggs for beginners.
Scrambled eggs can be made with just about any vegetable. Just chop the vegetables small and saute in a little butter and olive oil. Add the cooked vegetables to the eggs while scrambling. Adding vegetables to scrambled eggs also adds fiber and carbs so load up on those veggies! See our Delicious Basic Scrambled Eggs.
“Egg McMuffins” can easily be made at home using scrambled eggs and healthy turkey sausage patties made clean and fresh right in your kitchen. See healthy homemade sausage turkey patties to learn how to make your own fresh tasting healthy version of sausage patties.
Oatmeal or Whole Grain Oats – At least 3 times a week it’s a good idea to start your day with a bowl of oatmeal or steel cut oats. Oats provide vitamins B-1 and B-2 and between 8 and 10% of iron. Eating a bowl of oatmeal at least 3 times per week cuts your risk of heart disease by 30%. What’s not to love about that? Sprinkle nuts, fresh berries or sliced apples on top of your oatmeal for extra health benefits. Hungry? Pair it with an egg!
Steel cut oats are just oats that have been minimally processed. They are simple to prepare and a low cost breakfast. Simply boil 1-1/2 cups of water and stir in 1/4 cup of steel cut oats. Simmer gently for 20-25 minutes. Add a little butter for a healthy fat and some fruit and nuts.
Don’t Forget The Berries!
We all know by now that berries are another super-powerhouse food! Include berries in your weekly diet to reap all the health benefits from the numerous antioxidants they contain.
Don’t skimp on the berries – add fresh berries to your morning breakfast in oatmeal, smoothies, or just a cup of juicy fresh berries. YUM!
Conclusion – DON’T SKIMP ON A HEALTHY BREAKFAST! Eating a healthy breakfast can set the tone for the rest of the day, leaving you feeling better with more energy.
For not a lot of calories, you can get a lot of nutrients in breakfast foods if you plan ahead.
Here are a few healthy breakfast options: