Om-a-lette you in on a little secret to kicking your day off right. Protein and healthy fats, will get the motor revved for the day. I know it is easy to reach for a quick pastry in the morning but your body is coming out of a fasting state, so it is best to steer clear of the sugar. Protein is packed with amino acids that help to rebuild, repair, and regulate hormones and blood sugar. Sugary starters are short to satisfy and then steer you down a path of cravings and blood sugar spikes resulting in a mid-day energy and mood drop.
If you are a student or have a student in your household, eating a healthy breakfast will get the synapses firing. Studies have shown that students that eat breakfast have higher test scores and overall better academic performance. Traditional sugary breakfast cereals have potential to build you up and let you down in the afternoon. Avoid the crash and other cravings by picking your fuel properly.
At a loss for ideas or don’t like breakfast food? Go for a quick scramble of protein (eggs or lean turkey sausage) and veggies, avocado eggs, or even last night’s left over steak. That’s right, just because it is your first meal of the day doesn’t mean that you must stick to traditional breakfast foods.
Don’t have a lot of time? Try an easy smoothie. Prep the night before by putting your chosen fruit in a bag in the freezer so you don’t even have to add ice. Blend in the morning adding liquid like milk (cow, almond, coconut etc) or coconut water, some leafy greens, nut butters, and flax or chia seeds for fiber.
So get EGG-cited about breakfast again. Choose wisely and your body will thank you for properly fueling the day. Ditch the tempting sugary cereals, pop-tarts, and bagels. Instead, pack your morning with nutrient dense options like scrambles, steak wraps, avocado toast, and colorful smoothies. Find your breakfast recipe that makes you champion of the day.