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Healthy Breakfast

How many times have you heard the old adage, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” Odds are you have probably heard it plenty of times in your lifetime. Whole-wheat toast is full of fiber and good carbohydrates to get you through your morning. Children love the idea of eating peanut butter for breakfast, which makes this meal a winning treat in most households. So, how can we resolve the morning rush with the need to stop and eat a healthy breakfast? I won’t even say to get up earlier, because for most of us, that isn’t happening.There’s no law that says you have to eat breakfast foods for breakfast. Let us reconsider breakfast, choosing easy to prepare foods or meals that can be prepared ahead and then microwaved quickly at the last minute. 2 Egg Veggie Omelet, an 8 oz glass of organic milk, and a banana. A kiwi & an apple cut into slices with some grapes all sprinkled with some lemon juice served with a cup of yogurt and a few chopped nuts.

By eating a healthy meal to begin your day, your body kicks on the metabolism which helps burn calories more efficiently. This way you also get a small boost of energy which improves your performance. A breakfast skipped here, a hurried lunch and by the time it’s time for dinner… they’re too tired to eat. This is just another day in the life of Jack and Jill. Does this sound familiar? People who have to really deal with the “daily grind”. You might be surprised to find out how many fast and easy options there are out there for healthy breakfast foods. From prepackaged whole grain pancake mixes, cereals and muffins to delicious fruits and drinks. These are just some of the many ideas that you can have for breakfast. All of these could be eaten by anyone who’s always in a hurry by the moment they wake up and even for those who don’t want to leave. You can treat breakfast as quality time with your family. There’s nothing like sitting down and enjoying a healthy breakfast with the rest of the family. Start the day off right by eating healthy and enjoying your family. Smoothies, you can do all kinds of things with smoothies. Now these don’t seem to keep my kids full as long, so you will have to see how it works for your family.

Healthy breakfast recipes will keep you from overloading on the sugars and fats which tend to slow you down and not give you the energy boost you need and want. As mentioned earlier, nutritious breakfast includes whole grains that are high in fiber and low in fat. This helps in watching cholesterol increase in our body. Another bonus to make breakfast the most important meal of the day is that you can afford to have a hearty and pleasurable meal — provided it’s healthy food — because you have all day to burn it off. If sometimes you think that there’s no time left to eat a healthy breakfast, then do your best to make one. This is actually possible to do since there are already a lot of different easy to cook and easy to prepare recipes available. If the first meal of the day does not provide them with the right nutrients, they might not be able to cope up with studies. Certainly, donuts and hamburgers won’t give your child consistent energy.

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