Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! This is not news, we have heard it many times before from our mothers, grandmothers, teachers, doctors….. So in a nutshell why is eating breakfast so important?
Breakfast provides you with the energy and nutrients that lead to increased concentration at work.
Studies show that breakfast can be important in maintaining a healthy body weight.
Many people who have not eaten breakfast, snack on foods that are high in fat and sugar before lunch time.
A simple healthy breakfast fuels us with vitamins and minerals. When you miss breakfast it is hard to make up the nutrients missed that a simple healthy meal would have provided.
Breakfast improves our energy levels the morning and helps to prevent that mid-morning slump.
Below are some quick, simple, healthy breakfast ideas. I usually drink Shakeology for breakfast as I am hurrying out the door but once in awhile and on weekends I want something different. We hope you find ideas here you can use. Leave us a comment and share with us your favorite breakfast ideas.
Shakeology! Shakes you can create are only limited by your imagination Equals 1 red + whatever you add
Oatmeal/Steel Cut Oats, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, diced apple and a touch of honey or organic brown sugar Equals 1 yellow,1 purple
Egg sandwich: two eggs fried or scrambled, 1 slice cheese, 1 slice of tomato, fresh spinach, and a whole wheat sandwich round (100 calories) Equals1 red,1 blue,1 green,1 yellow
2 Hard boiled eggs, sliced apple and plain Greek yogurt to dip it in (I add just a little agave or honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla and cinnamon to taste to my yogurt) Equals: 2 reds,1 purple
Egg white, spinach and feta cheese omelet Equals: 1 red,1 green, 1 blue
Shipwreck eggs: saute peppers, onions, mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes; add 2 eggs and scramble. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top. Equals 1 red,1 green, 1 blue
Eggs in a hole: Cut a circle out of one slice of whole grain bread. Lightly butter both sides of the bread; Place bread in a pan sprayed with non stick spray, crack egg into the hole. Flip after it starts to set and brown. Cook until desired firmness is achieved. Equals 1 yellow,1/2 red,1 tsp
Egg wrap: 1 6 inch whole wheat tortilla, 2 scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, salsa Equals 1 yellow,1 red,1/2 to1 blue
Plain Greek Yogurt, fruit (make a parfait, layering yogurt and fruit – so pretty) Equals 1 red,1 purple
Banana wrap: 1 6 inch whole wheat tortilla, 1/2 banana, 2 tsp nut butter. Spread nut butter on wrap, place banana at one end and roll it up Equals 1 yellow,1 purple,2 tsp
Whole grain waffle and fruit Equals 1 yellow,1 purple
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