Time is probably the number one reason we find it easier to reach for a bowl of cereal or skip breakfast altogether. But, the morning rush may be robbing you of all the essential nutrients that help your body function at its optimum throughout the day, so you end up in a vicious circle of eating junk that sends your blood sugar levels on a roller coaster ride.
Nutritionally complete breakfast
A breakfast with the right nutritional mix sets you up for the day ahead, giving you a steady stream of energy, rather than the short bursts common from high energy foods. A balanced breakfast should provide you with a decent amount of protein (20-30 grams is a good target). This helps satisfy hunger and supports muscle health, and along with some healthy carbohydrates can provide sustained energy and fiber. Carbohydrates should include, at the very least, some fruits or vegetables.
Here are 10 healthy breakfast suggestions by MyHerbalifeBreakfast:
1. Cook some fresh or frozen spinach in the microwave, top with scrambled eggs or egg whites and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, fresh fruit on the side.
2. Protein shake made with protein powder, low-fat milk or soymilk and fruit.
3. Plain nonfat or low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese topped with fresh fruit and cinnamon, or chopped raw vegetables and some fresh black pepper.
4. Rolled oats prepared with milk or soy milk; stir in protein powder and fruit after cooking.
5. Corn tortillas, heated and spread with black beans; top with grated low-fat cheese and salsa; fresh fruit.
6. Whole grain toast spread with avocado and topped with slices of turkey breast; fresh fruit.
7. Scramble extra-firm tofu, drained, crumbled in a little olive oil with fresh vegetables and herbs; fresh fruit.
8. Whole grain crackers spread with nonfat ricotta cheese and topped with sliced berries.
9. Salmon patty on a toasted whole-grain English muffin; fresh fruit.
10. Leftovers: whole grains, protein and veggies make a great breakfast.