Breakfast seems to be the most overlooked meal of the day. I grew up eating a breakfast of sugar-filled cereal in vitamin D milk and a PopTart.
My husband either went without breakfast or would have one of those combinations of heart stopping bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns, etc.
My sister doesn’t eat breakfast at all.
More and more studies have shown the importance to not only health but to maintaining a healthy weight.
I like to illustrate the importance of breakfast to my clients by asking going through the following: when was the last time you ate? Usually dinner is around 7pm. How long until the next meal if you skip breakfast? That is probably around 16 or 17 hours without anything to eat! What is your body using for fuel? It needs something to keep going just like our cars!
Breakfast is a necessary part of giving your body the necessary energy to face the day!
Now comes the tricky part: what do you eat for breakfast that is actually healthy?
A Pretty Pink Sprinkled Donut? NOPE!
The majority of all food that is advertized for breakfast is not healthy and contains loads of sugar, unhealthy fats, and cholesterol.
Here are my 9 favorite Healthy (& Vegan) breakfast ideas:
- Green Fruit Smoothies
- Nondairy Yogurt with sliced fresh fruit and topped with granola
- Vegan French toast
- Fruit spread (with no high fructose corn syrup) on whole wheat toast
- Vegan muffins
- Fresh fruit topped with finely chopped nuts (or nut butter)
- Whole grain cereal with nondairy nut milk
- Non-instant oatmeal with fruit
- Green Fruit Juice
As you probably tell from this list is I tend to eat more fruit in the morning. I feel fruit is a great way to get energized for your day. To help you feel full longer, add nuts or seeds.
Now, I need your help! What is your high-nutrient breakfast favorite? Leave a comment below so I can add it to the list!