Breakfast of Champions!

Breakfast is important.  We all know that.  In fact, starting your day off by eating a nutritious breakfast can be one of your most powerful weight-management tools.  Personally, I have experimented with a wide variety of breakfast options in order to find what works best for me.  When evaluating my breakfast selection, I look for food options which will keep me satisfied through lunchtime.  Everyone is different.  For myself, I find that eating cereal leaves me feeling hungry very quickly.  I have found that my most satiating and energizing breakfasts contain a balance of carbohydrates, protein and fiber.  In fact, I eat almost the same breakfast nearly every morning…whole wheat toast with peanut butter, fresh fruit and a glass of water (pictured above).  This breakfast works well for me.  Here are some other healthy options to jump-start your day:

Basics:

  • Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat made with Low-fat Milk (1c, 1c)
  • Light English Muffin with Peanut or Almond Butter (1 muffin, 1 Tbsp nut butter)
  • Whole Wheat Toast with Peanut or Almond Butter (1 slice, 1 Tbsp nut butter)
  • Whole Egg (1) or Egg Whites (3)
  • Low-Fat Yogurt…Greek Yogurt has significantly more protein than regular yogurt (1c)

Add-Ons:

  • Raw Nuts (1 Tbsp)
  • Low-Fat Cheese (1 slice)
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables (great in omelettes)

Need Inspiration?  Try this healthy southwestern omelette combination:

  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 c. Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/8 c. Chopped Bell Peppers
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Tbsp. Salsa

Beat egg whites together in bowl and pour into well-greased pan (cook over medium-high heat for about 1 minute).  Sprinkle Monterey Jack Cheese over egg whites (allow cheese to melt).  Sprinkle on remaining ingredients.  Fold omelette in half and flip over.  Cook until egg is set.  Serve hot.  Enjoy!

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