Best Meal of the Day

Most people tend to ignore the best meal of the day…..BREAKFAST! Not only is breakfast my absolute all-time favorite meal, it is actually proven to help people attain a healthy weight.  How easy is that? Simply eat a decent breakfast every morning and you are already on your way to achieving your healthy lifestyle goals.   Making time for breakfast is something I recommend to everyone, no matter what your work/study/exercise schedule is.

Benefits of AM meal

  • Eating breakfast reduces your hunger later in the day, so you aren’t ravenous by the time lunch rolls around.  This prevents you from overeating.
  • Eating breakfast gives you energy! You have been fasting for 8 or so hours and need to replenish your glycogen stores.
  • People who eat breakfast are more likely to make healthier food choices throughout the day and have increased physical activity.
  • Breakfast is tasty 🙂

Common Excuses

(you’ve probably used one of these at some point) ;P

  • “I don’t have time for breakfast” –> Prep ingredients the night before and wake up 10-15 minutes earlier. [See ridiculously easy recipe  for Overnight Oatmeal below…..]
  • “I’m not hungry” –> Eat something small like an orange to start with and eventually you will start feeling hungry in the morning.
  • “I don’t like breakfast foods” –> Whats wrong with you? 😉 You don’t have to eat the typical eggs or cereal, it can be anything! even leftovers from last nights dinner.

Recipes

Overnight Oatmeal

I found this recipe on foodgawker.com and is probably the easiest and quickest thing you can make for breakfast.  Just let it sit overnight and grab it on your way out of the door!

Overnight Oatmeal

http://ohmyveggies.com/recipe-coconut-mango-overnight-oatmeal/

 

Homemade Granola

Easy and delicious. I prefer using agave nectar instead of honey and cutting the brown sugar in half.

Homemade Granola

http://theveggielogues.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/granola/

 

Mini Egg Muffins

And for those who are eating paleo, gluten free, low-carb or grain-free, these egg muffins are perfect to make ahead of time and eat on-the-go with a side of fruit.

Egg Muffins

http://thetalkingkitchen.com/2012/04/22/mini-egg-muffins-with-bacon-and-kale/

 

EAT YOUR BREAKFAST !!


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2 thoughts on “Best Meal of the Day

    • I just had it for breakfast this morning actually. It is soooo good and takes no effort at all! I’m sure you could sub the mango for apple, blueberries or whatever else you have 🙂

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