5 Healthy Breakfast Choices That Fuel the Body
By Brandi Swieter
National Nutrition Month falls to March, providing a time for people to start talking and thinking about the importance of eating healthy. The 2018 mantra for Nutrition Month is “go further with food,” which people can do by starting their days with a healthy breakfast. This does not mean sitting down to a stack of pancakes and several sausage links each day. Instead, several healthier breakfast choices exist that help to fuel the body and allow it to function well in the coming hours of the day.
Chocolate Banana Muffins
Bananas provide a great source of energy thanks to the potassium they have. Sure, people can just eat a plain banana each day if they want, but doing so may get a little boring. Instead, use bananas in creative ways to keep their benefits and get a nutritious breakfast while still eating something enjoyable. Chocolate banana muffins fit that category. Homemade versions are best so less sugar gets used.
Avocado and Egg Toast
White toast smothered in jelly and peanut butter is not the greatest option. Avocado and egg on a piece of wheat toast, however, does make a nutritious breakfast. The egg offers protein and will fill up the body better than just one piece of bread ever could. The avocado provides energy thanks to having a heaping dose of potassium, even more so than one banana.
Choosing a sugary packaged oatmeal from the store will not have the desired effect. A homemade version of oatmeal, however, will fuel the body far better than many other breakfast choices. Fruits and nuts help to spruce up the dish for enhanced flavor for those who prefer not to eat the plain oats.
Yogurt With Fruit
Buy some fat-free yogurt and enjoy the benefits. Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that the body needs. Consume it regularly for breakfast or a mid-morning snack to get the nutrition. Adding small pieces of fruit is a simple way to spruce up the dish. This is one of the quickest breakfast options out there.
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed peppers are typically known as a dinner dish, filled with cheese, meat, and other variations. The breakfast stuffed pepper offers a low-carb meal for the morning. Carve out the green, yellow, orange, or red pepper you want to eat and fry it in a pan after filling the center with an egg and a little cheese.
These healthy breakfast choices should be on everyone’s menu. They help to fuel the body and prepare it to handle the day ahead. By starting out the day right, people can go further with food and get the nutrition they need for a healthy mind and body.
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