5 Healthy Breakfast Foods to Jump-Start Your Morning
Ah, morning time. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you’ve woken up to yet another glorious morning. One in which you have all the time you need for everything on your list, and you are, yet again, enjoying a great hair day.
Wait, whose life is this?! Girl, you just snoozed yourself through 5 snoozes and now you’ve only got 20 minutes to get ready for work. It appears you have also forgotten your darling children, who can’t be bothered to do anything in a hurry, and they’ve got to be out the door in 20 minutes as well. So really we’re talking more like 7:30-something per person to get it together and out the door. Way to go, Mom.
Well, at least breakfast is easy! And healthy too. You may be a snoozer, but at least you know what you guys need to eat well. So, what are we having?
Oatmeal is really good for you. It’s packed with protein to help you stay fuller longer, and loaded with heart-healthy antioxidants too. The perfect place to slice a banana, pile on berries, or even add a spoonful of maple syrup. Anything goes with this morning staple.
Make a nutritious breakfast even easier on yourself by making overnight oats… just one cup of milk, almond milk, or even water, for every cup of dry oatmeal. Put it in a covered container, and by morning you’ll have delicious, nutritious oats on the go.
Another great breakfast food that makes a nice backdrop for fruits and berries, is greek yogurt This dairy goodness is high in protein, but cottage cheese shines in an altogether different way: it contains conjugated linoleic acid which is noted for weight loss, muscle development and cancer protection. Try it on toast with avocados, in a bowl with berries, or sprinkle some granola on top for a bit of crunch. If you’re able to tolerate it, yogurt is among the healthiest of dairy foods, especially plain, full fat.
Speaking of avocado toast, it makes a wonderful breakfast if you’re in a hurry but you also really need some sustenance. Packed with all kinds of flavor and goodness, avocados are as decadent as they are healthy.
Our old friend protein can be found here too, along with omega-3’s, vitamin E and fiber too. Working out a lot? If you think a banana is best for your potassium intake and sore muscles, think again! An avocado’s got more.
Speaking of avocado toast, it makes a wonderful breakfast if you’re in a hurry but you also really need some sustenance. Packed with all kinds of flavor and goodness, avocados are as decadent as they are healthy. If you’re really in a hurry in the mornings, perhaps a healthy trail mix is where it’s at for you. Throw a handful in a bag, and you’re outta there. Almonds are a good source of protein. Brazil nuts have selenium, which is a powerful antioxidant and great for supporting thyroid health. Another bonus: all nuts are high in magnesium and good for your heart too.