Nothing beats the importance of eating a nutritious and healthy breakfast to start off your day.
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet many of us skip breakfast or end up grabbing a fast food option on the go. No wonder we end up feeling lethargic and start grabbing for a third cup of coffee to keep ourselves awake before lunch time rolls around. How can we stay productive at work?
September is Better Breakfast Month and what better way to celebrate it than with 8 good and hearty breakfast ideas! These 8 quick and easy Ideas for Better Breakfast Month delivers a power packed breakfast for you in as little as 10 minutes, so you never have to worry about slaving it out over a stove or cleaning up the kitchen when you are in a rush! Eat a better breakfast to stay productive at work!
1. Greek yoghurt and fruit
Just grab a Greek yoghurt tub and add any chopped fruits of your fancy. Ditch store bought flavored yoghurt as they tend to contain syrups and other sweeteners. Aim for low-fat or non-flavored yoghurt. You can add even add chia seeds to make it a healthy boost!
Oatmeal is a fairly inexpensive, easy to chew, easy to prepare food that is high in fibre and nutrients. If you want the convenience of oats, try overnight oats. Add milk and oats with nuts, fruits and seeds in a mason jar and store it in the refrigerator overnight. It is a portable option for busy professionals.
Eggs are rich in protein and easy to prepare. Change it up by doing a sunny-side up today and scrambled eggs tomorrow. Lay it over whole wheat toasted bread for a balanced diet.
Need some crunch to your breakfast? Try preparing a simple breakfast bowl by adding plain yoghurt and topping it with fruits and granola or muesli. Granola and muesli are high in iron and fibre but store bought granola bars can be loaded with sugar and calories. Creating your own granola/muesli bowl is definitely a healthier option.
Remember the good ol’ days of Koko Crunch, honey stars and corn flakes? They were our favorite breakfast as kids, but a bowl of cereal with cold milk tastes as good now and is easy to prepare! To make it a healthy option, choose whole grain cereal (look out for the first ingredient on the label) and those with no added sugar.
6. Peanut butter
Forget peanut butter and jelly. While it is a classic sandwich combination, it is not the healthier option. Try spreading peanut butter on apple slices or whole wheat bread (rather than refined white bread). You get added fibre from these options which your gut health will thank you for later.
7. Power smoothies
On those days when you do not have appetite to chew on food in the morning, try drinking a power smoothie. A blend of cut fruits (berries will taste good and deliver that sweet punch) and yoghurt/coconut water/milk/fruit juice will deliver a nutrient dense treat to wake your body up.
8. Tuna sandwiches
Tuna is plentiful in Omega-3 fats which is important for brain function and heart health. Tuna is the best protein option for breakfast! Opt for tuna canned in water and pair it with whole wheat bread or whole wheat biscuits for that simple breakfast which is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
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