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Your Better Breakfast Options Explored

By Brandi Goodman

Many people skip breakfast altogether. Others eat pastries, pancakes, sugary cereals, and other unhealthy options that don't provide a great start to the day. You need to explore your better breakfast options and find something that will fuel your mind and body for the next few hours.

A Meal Replacement Shake

You don't have to eat your breakfast exactly, but you do need to get something in your system. You can drink your breakfast instead by choosing a meal replacement shake. These shakes should have plenty of protein, vitamins, and minerals that help boost your brainpower and give you the energy you need to start your morning right. SlimFast and similar weight loss companies have shakes available that fit the bill.

Eggs and Turkey Sausage

Eggs and meats both provide plenty of protein. They'll keep you full for some time and keep your body fueled. Try two eggs and two turkey sausage links or patties for a nutritious and beneficial breakfast. Many dieters opt for only the egg whites, but it isn't necessary unless you're specifically watching your cholesterol because a doctor has deemed it high.

Homemade Oatmeal

Do not grab the boxes of fruity oatmeal options off store shelves. Those are packed with sugar and unhealthy ingredients. Instead, create a homemade oatmeal using whole grain, steel-cut, or rolled oats. These versions are much healthier than their counterparts. Use organic sweetener choices, such as maple syrup or honey, and some fruit for improved taste.

A Smoothie

You can opt for a blended smoothie as well. It's great to take on the go. Mix in your favorite fruit, some ice, a bit of sweetener if necessary, and low-fat Greek yogurt for lots of protein and vitamins. It should fill you up and keep you satisfied. Don't use the juice recipes or add milk if you're looking to keep the calorie and fat content low. Many people even opt to add in flaxseed or protein powder to up the nutrition factor.

Whole-Grain Cereal With Low-Fat Milk

A bowl of milk and cereal in the morning may be something you're accustomed to. You can still stick with this familiarity. Just be sure you're switching out your childhood sugary cereals for more adult-worthy versions. Whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk is a solid choice. Multi-grain Cheerios are a fine option.

Better breakfast is always the goal. In fact, there's even a month dedicated to the objective. Better Breakfast Month falls to September each year to promote the importance of starting your day with a nutritious meal. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rock Hill, S.C.

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