Wednesday, October 19, 2011

healthy breakfasts

Eating breakfast is SOO important. I know way too many people who don't eat breakfast & I try to convince them how unhealthy it is to skip. I ALWAYS eat breakfast. I'm one of those people who can't function throughout the day without it. I usually eat the same thing for breakfast. I know how many calories I'm consuming and its super quick & easy to make (toasted whole wheat english muffin + natural peanut butter). But I'm starting to get bored. Every now & then I'll switch it out with some oatmeal or eggs, but even then that doesn't excite me. I found on Pinterest some HEALTHY breakfasts that only take 10 minutes at the most! Score! Plus the blog shares why eating breakfast is so crucial to managing a healthy weight.

  1. HEALTHY EATING HABITS – It is well established that people who eat breakfast consume less fat and cholesterol and more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than people who skip breakfast.
  2. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT – the National Weight Control Registry reported that people who eat breakfast have an easier time managing their weight than people who skip breakfast.
  3. PORTION CONTROL – In general, people who eat breakfast have an easier time controlling their caloric intake throughout the day than those who don’t.
  4. REDUCED RISK OF DIABETES – A report by the American Heart Association showed that people who eat breakfast are significantly less likely to develop diabetes than people who skip breakfast.
  5. MORE ENERGY – A healthy breakfast can provide your body with the nutrients that you need to stay energized for several hours.
  6. FITNESS – It is believed that people who eat breakfast have more energy and therefore may participate in more physical activity than people who skip breakfast.
  7. FOCUS – According to the American Dietetic Association, people who eat breakfast have an easier time focusing and are more productive throughout the morning than people who skip breakfast.
  8. MEMORY – Eating breakfast improves memory and learning.
  9. BETTER MOOD – Skipping breakfast can make you feel grumpy and fatigued throughout the day. Taking just 10 minutes to eat something in the morning can really improve your mood.
  10. BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL – Help your children to develop healthy eating habits at an early age by encouraging them to eat breakfast. If they see you eating breakfast, they are more likely to eat breakfast too
Organic flax waffles with warm peanut butter, banana slices, and chopped walnuts and a glass of skim milk

A classic (My Fav): peanut butter and jelly on an English muffin (or toast or mini whole wheat bagel)

Whole wheat toast with scrambled eggs (or egg whites/substitute) with fresh sauteed spinach, provolone cheese, and marinara dipping sauce

Whole wheat toast with 2 hard boiled eggs and a half of a grapefruit

You can see more healthy breakfasts & tips here.

1 comment:

  1. Delish!! Thanks for the info and suggestions I'm going to try these