Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

A lot of studies and research has shown that kids who eat breakfast perform better in school and have a healthier diet. Eating breakfast will help promote the proper growth and maximize school performance as well.

Breakfast is often times a victim of the morning time crunch. Even though you may be tempted to skip breakfast, you can simplify your morning routine by following these 7 tips:

1. Finish homework and pack school bags at night.

2. Decide on what your children will wear to school before you go to bed and locate lost shoes for the following day.

3. In the morning, get everyone up 15 minutes earlier.

4. Give up computer games and morning television.

5. Have healthy foods on hand. You should also shop for breakfast foods with your kids and take into account their personal preferences.

6. Cut up fresh fruit on the weekends and refrigerate. Dishing out fresh fruit with a bowl of cereal only takes a minute.

7. As a last alternative, allow your kids to eat in the car on the way to school. A banana or apple and dried cereal are easy foods to eat on the go.

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas

The main things to look for in a healthy breakfast are protein and fiber. Those two things are key to feeling full and satisfied.

Avoid sugary foods. Sugar gives you calories and nothing else. Sugar also causes a glucose surge, with a crash about an hour later.

Apples and Bananas. What's quicker than putting a banana in your bag and eating it on the way? The same could be said of apples. A banana alone will give you 110 calories, plus 1 gram of protein, and 16% of your daily fiber requirement. Add an apple, and you're up to 190 calories and 36% of your daily fiber, but you don't gain any more protein.

Overall, apples and bananas are low in protein, but a big plus is that you don't need utensils to eat them.

Energy bars, protein bars, or cereal bars are one of our other healthy breakfast ideas. You can eat them with one hand, and they don't have much potential for making a mess. They can be good for you, too. But watch out for those that are so fatty and sugary that they're essentially candy bars. As with any packaged food, read the nutrition label.

If you have time to chug a glass of orange juice in the morning, you have time to make a Carnation Instant Breakfast. Just add the powder to a glass of milk, stir, and drink. A packet of "No Sugar Added Rich Milk Chocolate" added to 8 ounces of skim milk yields 150 calories, one-quarter of your daily protein requirement, just half a gram of fat, and no saturated fat.

If you can think of something more appealing and just as healthy, eat it. There's no one right breakfast food. It's what feels right to someone.

Although a turkey sandwich, for example, isn't a traditional breakfast food, no one would disparage you for eating one at 8 a.m. I'd say maybe you want it on whole wheat bread. Some people have their dinner leftovers for breakfast, and that's fine, too.

For those who say they're just not hungry in the morning. When people start eating breakfast, your body will have to continue. Your body gets used to it and then your body wants it.

The next time you are in a hurry in the morning, remember that you are probably about to skip the most important meal of the day. If you follow the healthy breakfast ideas and tips above, you'll find that you have plenty of time for breakfast.

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