We all know that breakfast is the most important meal and one that you should never do without. It is believed to set your sugar and energy levels, and what you eat during breakfast will determine your body’s performance throughout the day. For this reason, it is vital to start every day with a healthy breakfast.
Unfortunately, most of the food we eat like pancakes, cereals and bacon are usually high in sugar, calories and fat. This causes unwanted weight gain that will later on lead to health problems. To be truly healthy you have to be more conscious about what you eat, most especially during breakfast time.
Here are the top 10 healthy breakfast ideas you can start with.
People today skip breakfast or resort to buying fast food because of their fast-paced lifestyle. Because of this, a new fad has hit the market. Juicing is the fastest way to get all the nutrients you need on the go. All you need is a power juicer, a go-cup and some fresh fruits and vegetables.
Another great breakfast you can grab from the store are granola bars. They are high in fiber and nutritious, as well. Just be sure to read the label and make sure you do not buy the ones that are high in sugar.
Whole Grain Cereal
If you have a few minutes to sit down and eat breakfast, you can always go for some whole grain cereal and skimmed milk. You can toss in some fruits if you like.
Another nutritious breakfast is oatmeal. It is said to lower cholesterol and prevent risks of several diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. One great thing about oatmeal is that you can create many recipes with it by simply adding fruits, non-fat milk, nuts, cinnamon and more.
Fruits are always a good option for breakfast, but they can be quite boring for some. Enjoy your fruit by making smoothies. You can add some oatmeal, yogurt, skimmed milk and other healthy ingredients, put them in the blender with some ice and you will have a delightful and healthy drink in no time.
Eggs have always been a regular staple when it comes to breakfast. Unfortunately, they are high in cholesterol. Do not worry. You can still enjoy a yummy omelette by simply removing the yolk and make yourself an egg white omelette. You can add your choice of vegetables like onions, and green bell peppers. You can also add tuna or chicken breast.
If you like baking, you can easily whip up some low-fat bran muffins. Create your own recipes using different fruits like strawberries, apple, and blueberries.
Using some whole wheat tortilla wraps, you can make your own version of a healthy burrito. Use egg whites, vegetables, lean white meats, fish and low fat dressing to create your own delicious breakfast wrap. If you like rice, you can substitute white rice with brown, which is high in fiber and has a lower glycemic index.
Another breakfast favorite is the french toast. You can make your regular french toast recipe healthier by replacing white bread with whole grain bread. Use egg whites only as you cook and replace your full cream milk with non-fat. Top your french toast with your choice of fruits and honey.
For breakfast, nothing beats a warm gooey sandwich. But white bread can be fattening and many spreads and ingredients that we use are high in calories and fat. The solution is to create your delectable sandwich using whole grain bread. Fill it with healthy choices like cheese (reduced fat), chicken breast, turkey, tuna, low-fat mayo and ketchup.
You can still have a healthy breakfast without sacrificing your love for food. All you need to do is to know what kinds of food are good for you and make the effort to replace some of the ingredients you use with the healthier options. Start eating a healthier breakfast today and be energized every day.
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