Easy Breakfasts That Will Energize Your Day
Many people will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – that it can set you up to soar like an eagle or crash and burn. Breakfast literally means breaking the fast, also known as the time you were sleeping. But Americans skip breakfast altogether due to busy schedules or lack of thoughtfulness. Some resort to frozen or fast food options, which are not exactly designed to power your day. But there are easy and delicious things you make for breakfast that will super-charge your energy without taking up too much time.
One of the most important components of a healthy breakfast is plenty of protein. Turkey sausage, peanut butter, eggs and Greek yogurt are all foods that are wholesome and contain quality protein. These foods will boost your energy and keep you feeling full all the way to lunch. Kiss those 10am granola bars good-bye! For a recipe on the go, try stuffing a whole-wheat pita with egg and chicken sausage. If you prefer sweet treats during your commute, spread almond butter onto whole-grain bread and top with sliced bananas and a touch of honey.
If you must grab something freezer, try to be proactive. Instead of buying unhealthy microwavable sandwiches from the frozen foods section, make your own and then freeze. By assembling a whole-grain English muffin sandwich containing egg white and turkey sausage, you know that your next grab and go breakfast will be made of wholesome ingredients and preservative free. Take some time with your family to create a large stash of these breakfast favorites, with everyone participating in an assembly line. The activity will be fun and will encourage younger children to pitch in and lend a hand.