You’ve probably heard the saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” many times in your life. But how true is it?
As is the case in science, the data can vary. For example, the results of one study suggest that kids who eat breakfast tend to have better cognition, behavior, and academic performance. ON the other hand, a different study’s findings challenged popular notions that eating breakfast can help a person lose weight while skipping breakfast leads to weight gain.
Of course, it all comes down to each person’s physiology, metabolism, and what they eat. No matter what camp you’re in, it’s always good for your first meal of the day to be healthy. At least the science on sugary breakfasts is fairly clear: people who eat breakfasts that are high in fat and sugar tend to experience more health problems than those who don’t.
So, what makes a breakfast healthy? In our experience, it’s one that’s low-calorie with lots of nutrients. With that in mind, here are a few breakfast ideas that are both healthy and delicious.
Avocado toast has been a pretty big culinary trend of the past few years, one that isn’t going away any time soon. And for good reason: Avocado is extremely healthy. Use whole wheat and/or whole grain bread with no added sugar to get more good carbs. The added eggs gives you a nice protein boost, too.
Breakfast smoothies are great, but sometimes you need something that’s a little more substantial. That’s where this peanut butter and banana smoothie comes in. It’s loaded with nutrients and protein, not to mention that it’s packed with flavor. Use low-fat or skim-milk to balance out the extra fat found in the peanut butter.
When we think of the power grain quinoa, we often think of it as something we eat for lunch or dinner. But it also makes an excellent breakfast grain. Chock full of protein and fiber, quinoa pairs great with fresh fruit. A dash of honey makes this tasty bowl even sweeter without overloading on sugars.
These muffin-like inventions are perfect for those who need to eat breakfast on the go. Make them in advance and store them in your fridge for quick, easy to grab and eat nutrition powerhouse that will fuel your morning. Plus, with the zucchini added in, you get a bonus serving of vegetables!
Schedule an appointment with one of our nutritionists today. We’ll help you come up with a personalized diet to help you eat better at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.