The Importance of Breakfast

Sunny side-up eggs, crispy turkey bacon, toast and some milk to top it off. Who wouldn’t want a nutritious breakfast like this every day? However, this takes time to make!

Breakfast can be one of the hardest meals to follow through with. Some mornings, you accidentally wake up late or your alarm does not go off; you are in a rush. You end up grabbing whatever food you can or maybe nothing at all. Before lunch even comes around, you are starving and you want to start snacking! What do you do?

Many nutritionists have said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gets your metabolism going after hours of not eating anything.Healthy-Breakfast-4 When you skip out on breakfast, chances are you will eat some unhealthy processed food later on in the morning to make up for the missed meal; this is definitely an unhealthy habit to get into.  In addition, not eating breakfast can also cause you to eat excessively at lunch, which causes you to consume more than what your body needs.

The trick for this dilemma is to PLAN AHEAD.

There are a number of breakfast items that can be made the night before and left in the fridge. This eliminates the preparation time and allows you to wake up to a readily consumable meal. Another tip is to prepare breakfast items in portable containers. If you are ever short on time in the morning, a breakfast in a portable container allows you to eat on your morning commute or at work. Smoothies are also a quick and easy way to get the nutrients your body needs to start off the morning!

One breakfast item that you can try is Overnight Rolled Oats. They taste great, are hassle free and fill you up! For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup milk or soy milk [depending on how thick you like it]
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup of your of Frozen Fruit [see our previous post on how to do them!]
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 2-3 250ml jars or mugs

All you need to do with this breakfast item is to mix it all together in a bowl, pour it into a container, and refrigerate overnight. Before you eat it in the morning, you can spoon in some peanut butter, cereal, or granola to add some extra crunch!

Click here for the overnight rolled oats recipe

There are a number of quick, easy and healthy breakfast recipes out there so be sure to eat this very important meal! Make breakfast the perfect way to kickstart your day!

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