We know how important eating breakfast is, but what we eat makes a big difference. Starting your day with just a danish or banana can leave you hungry way before lunch. So follow these nutritionist-approved tips for making your breakfast as healthy as it can be.
- Eggs - Toss in some avocado or roasted sweet potato to get a serving of veggies first thing, boost your fiber and vitamin K by adding some spinach, kale, or arugula, or a dash of turmeric for a fresh flavor this anti-inflammatory spice brings.
- Oatmeal - Use rolled or steel-cut oats since they have less fiber. And add real fruit instead of dried because it has less sugar.
- Cereal - It’s easy to over-serve yourself, so make sure you’re watching your portion size, usually about three-quarters of a cup. Make sure you really read labels so you can find one with less sugar. And you can always add more protein by tossing in some nuts or seeds.
- Smoothie - Use frozen fruit instead of juice to boost the fiber and throw in some avocado, flaxseed, coconut oil, or chia seeds for your omega-3s. Plus, research shows that more air in a smoothie makes it more filling, so blend it for a good two to three minutes.
- Toast - Use 100% whole-grain bread with at least three grams of fiber to it takes longer to digest. And don’t forget the protein! Try cottage cheese, smoked salmon, or nut butters to balance out the carbs.
Source: Women’s Health Magazine