They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, it is also the most skipped meal of the day. I am not a breakfast skipper, mainly because I love breakfast foods and all the ways you can make it delicious and nutritious. I am guilty though, of grabbing a bagel and lathering it with cream cheese on my way out of the door sometimes. I recently began paying more attention to what I have been eating for breakfast and thought some of you would like to know what I have found to be the most filling and yummy breakfasts so far.
I am a huge fan of waffles and they are wonderful when you wake up late and are rushing all morning. You can just pop them in the toaster and grab them to eat in the car. To make this a somewhat healthy option I buy the Eggo whole whet waffles. These are wonderful replacements for normal waffles and for frozen waffles, they are tasty
When I am planning ahead there are two things I love to alternate between; Overnight oats and a yogurt parfait. The overnight oats are delicious and a great source of all kinds of nutrients. I particularly like this breakfast because it leaves me feeling full until lunch. To make overnight oats:
- Pour a packet of Quaker instant oats, into a container. (I believe this is equivalent to about ½ cup of oats).
- Pour in ½ cup of milk. I prefer to use Vanilla soymilk because I don’t drink dairy milk and the vanilla makes the oats a little sweeter.
- Add honey and/or some kind of fruit. If you are feeling adventurous, you can add some chia seeds or flax seeds. They are filled with fiber and add a nutty flavor to the oats.
The yogurt is a little simpler. I usually buy a large tub of nonfat or 2% greek yogurt. Then, I measure out one cup of yogurt and place it in a container. Since the yogurt is plain, it is great to add some fruit to make the yogurt sweeter. I particularly enjoy using frozen fruit because as it de-thaws, the juices are released into the yogurt. I will also add honey and maybe granola if I am looking for a nice crunch in the morning.
If you are not a fan of a cold breakfast, I would recommend some toast, I prefer whole wheat, and eggs. To spruce this boring morning meal up spread some avocado on your toast and throw a little cheese into your eggs. This will allow you to get some healthy fat and protein all why eating a delicious breakfast that will not break the calorie bank.
Brittany’s tip of the week: Do not skip breakfast. Breakfast is very important since it jump starts your metabolism for the rest of the day. Even if you just grab something small, eating breakfast will do wonders for your energy throughout the day. If you have any special, healthy breakfast recipes and would like to share them, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.