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Healthy Breakfast Recipes
You have often heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, it is also the meal that is most often ignored. If you think about it, there is no reason you should skip, or skimp on, breakfast. You have not eaten in almost ten to twelve hours, your stomach is empty and the levels of sugar, insulin, etc. are at their lowest. Worse, you have a whole day of hard work ahead of you and will need all the energy you can get.
There is a very easy way to get over this problem of not having healthy breakfasts—plan your breakfasts. If you do not do so, you will probably wake up in the morning, throw together some corn flakes and maybe an egg, eat it and rush to work. The trick is to plan your breakfasts the night before and make sure that all the ingredients are ready in the morning. In this manner, when you get up in the morning, all the ingredients of your yummy breakfast recipes are already there, and you can cut down on your cooking time to a great extent. When planning your breakfast menu, you need to keep in mind that breakfast should give you all the major food groups necessary to sustain you throughout the day. Ideally, your healthy breakfast recipes need to be high in proteins as well as carbohydrates. Choose between a mix of high glycemic and low glycemic carbs, as this will give you energy through the day. Your breakfast recipe should also contain some good fats, roughage, vitamins and mineral. If all of this sounds like a lot, well, it is a lot. That is why the old saying goes that you should eat breakfast like a king.
Once you understand what the nutritional value of your breakfast should be, you will not really need any breakfast recipe ideas. Instead, you will be able to put together something healthy every day. But for starters, here are a few ideas that can help you. You can get proteins from sources like eggs, meat, fish, milk, soy milk, cheese, etc. Similarly, carbs come from cereal, whole grains, fruit, bread, etc. Eggs are the perfect breakfast food, because they contain all the food groups. Good fats can come from olive or flax seed oil. Vitamins can come from fresh squeezed juices. Even coffee has its benefits. Also, remember to get plenty of water; hydration is as important as nutrition. Here are a few healthy recipes for breakfast that will help. Of course, there are a million different combinations of foods, so just start using your imagination, combined with the knowledge above, and you will not need any fast breakfast recipes.
You can supplement your healthy breakfast recipes with oats, juice, coffee, etc. for a more rounded meal. Once you get used to these meals, there will be no way that your could have a bad start to your day. Also, remember to eat at least one serving of fresh fruits with your breakfast. Fresh fruits give off energy slowly, keeping you more energetic throughout the day, even when the ‘buzz’ from coffee is gone. Also, keep in mind that the rest of the day’s meals have to be eaten in accordance with this breakfast. Since you are getting most of your daily calorie intake from breakfast, your lunch does not need to be as big. Have a smaller, balanced lunch. Not only will this prevent you from putting on weight, but a lighter meal will keep you more energetic at work. Also, have small, healthy snacks throughout the day. Dinner should be the lightest meal of the day, so it digests easily and lets you sleep well.
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|