When they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they mean it! Breakfast wakes up your body to begin all kinds of metabolic processes including digestion. Having a solid breakfast each day sets the foundation for your energy level throughout the day. Remember that when you choose a breakfast idea, identify one that is homemade and not processed. You want to know where all the ingredients come from. In addition, choose a meal that contains protein. Such foods can essentially send a signal to your brain when you are truly full to tell you that you’re done eating. This ultimately controls your appetite and keeps you from over eating or gaining unneeded weight. Read on below to find out which foods to eat for breakfast to keep you fully contented.
An apple a day keeps the hunger at bay
Sometimes we forget about apples! These fruits are amazingly delicious and nutritious, filled with fiber from the water of the apple. It will fill you up and keep you satisfied. Have an apple (organic if you can) with a piece of cheese. The protein from the cheese will help you sustain your energy and feel alert and bright all day long. Plus the combined taste of the apple with the cheese is synergistically enhancing. When choosing cheeses, make sure you get the kind that is organic if possible. One type of cheese that is great is the: Organic Valley Raw Mild Cheddar. This breakfast idea is gluten-free and sugar-free. So grab an apple and a slice of cheese and head on to work!
Trail mix with a side of almond milk
Many of us love trail mix or milk w/cereal. Now you can make your very own combination of the two in a healthy version. Almond milk has many vitamins and minerals and if you are lactose intolerant or prefer to be dairy-free and gluten-free, this is your ideal breakfast. The ingredients are:
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 handful of almonds
- A sprinkle of sunflower seeds
- A mix of dried fruits (I like raisins and dried cranberries)
- A dash of salt and cinnamon
Pour a cup of almond milk into a plate with all the ingredients, mix, and enjoy!
Oatmeal and green tea
Oatmeal is a wonderful breakfast idea if you want something warm on a cold winter’s day. Oats are rich in potassium, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. To sweeten your bowl of oatmeal, maybe add a bit of honey or some berries and nuts. Also, consider adding a green tea to your breakfast to get all those extra antioxidants. This will simultaneously warm up your system and help satisfy your hunger to thoroughly keep you feeling full throughout the day.
There you have it folks! So the next time you think about whether or not to skip your breakfast, simply choose a smart meal to increase your energy level and keep you fuller for longer. That way you will be able to be more productive, happier, and satisfied on a day to day basis.