Our mothers always told us that it was, but is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? There’s a little wiggle room on this answer, but ultimately, there are more benefits to eating a healthy breakfast than eating one that isn’t, as well as benefits to eating breakfast at all compared to skipping the morning meal altogether.
There is some benefit to waiting until you’re actually hungry to eat breakfast; the idea is that, as a weight loss or healthy eating strategy, not eating forces the pancreas to burn fat, as one might find in the keto diet or in the practice of intermittent fasting. The important thing to remember, though, is that waiting until your hungry isn’t a free pass to eat whatever you want; you’ll still need to eat in a way that is energy-giving and sustainable.
Kids especially benefit from eating a healthy breakfast; a morning meal helps to give kids the energy they need to think, learn, and grow. Adults are done growing, but we still need to think and have the energy to stay on top of our daily duties. Eating breakfast will help you and your family get ready for another busy day of work, school, and all those other activities that fill our days.
Eating breakfast is an effective way to maintain weight loss and helps us make better food choices throughout the day. But a good breakfast isn’t one filled with sugar or just a cup of coffee. Nor does it have to be a gargantuan plate filled will hashbrowns, bacon, toast, and fried eggs. Choose the right combination of simple ingredients to help you get out the door on time and with a satisfied tummy.
3 Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Great on-the-go breakfast
Avocado toast. It takes only a few minutes to prepare: while your slice of whole grain bread is in the toaster, prepare your avocado slices. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on top of the slices and off you go, with a great breakfast filled with good fats and energy sustaining whole grains. If you’ve got a little extra time, add an egg on top (hard boiled, poached, or fried) for extra protein. Click here for our recipe.
Satisfy your baking indulgences, and use up old bananas, with this great banana breakfast cookie. There’s no added sugar, and it has great bites of protein from walnuts. Grab a cookie or two for breakfast, or pack it for a mid-morning or post-workout snack. You’ll get the best of both worlds: the experience of a cookie with the benefit of quality ingredients. Click here for our recipe.
Cauliflower is getting a lot of attention these days as an alternative to carbs, especially for those that need to avoid gluten. This cauliflower bake is perfect for a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning when you have a little bit of extra time to cook. Sit down to the perfectly sized serving of eggs, a little bit of cheese, and roasted cauliflower to power up your weekend. Click here for our recipe.