It’s true what they say; breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Starting off your morning with a healthy breakfast can help to keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day making you less likely to overeat at lunch or fall victim to the plate of donuts left in the break room. Here are a few tips for getting the most nutrition out of the first meal of the day.
Make yourself some eggs
Eggs are a great source of protein and are very satiating first thing in the morning. Egg whites are best but even who eggs are better than reaching for a muffin or pastry. Don’t have time to sit down at home? Eggs can easily be cooked in the microwave and reheated once you get to work. Throw in some low-fat cheese and veggies and you have an omelet to go. Eat with some whole wheat toast or English muffin and you have a quick and easy, healthy meal.
Add whole grains
The worst thing you can do at breakfast time is reach for processed, sugary foods like donuts and muffins. Picking foods with whole grains will keep you fuller longer, as they take longer for your body to process. They have also been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. Look for high-fiber whole grain options like oatmeal and add some almonds to get a little protein.
Don’t skip breakfast
Not everyone has the time to cook first thing in the morning but that’s no excuse for skipping breakfast. Make sure to keep the cabinets stocked with healthy, grab and go options that you can throw in your bag on your way to work. Good options include; apples, bananas, granola bars, trail mix and individual yogurts.
Taking a few minutes in the morning to eat a healthy breakfast is essential to maintain energy levels for the rest of the day. Reaching for fast food options can also lead to overeating and eventually weight gain making it even more worthwhile to seek out healthier options.