We've always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I've always been prone to skipping breakfast, but now that I'm diabetic, I've searched out some quick easy breakfast ideas which I include at the end of this post. Whether you're off to work or school, the benefits of a good breakfast last all day long. A breakfast that includes lean protein like an egg, nonfat yogurt, or skim milk, and a whole grain and/or fruit can:
*Help control hunger and the urge to snack, especially if you're trying to lose weight (That Would Be Me!)
*Improve your ability to concentrate and keep you more alert (Lord Knows I Need Help With Both of Those Tasks)
*Help control blood sugar levels
*Improve your total daily nutrient content
1) Nonfat milk has the same amount of bone-building calcium as whole or 2% milk.
2) To get all the vitamin C from a tomato, don't remove the seeds before cooking or serving.
Most of the vitamin C is found in the jelly around each seed. For the best flavor, store tomatoes at room temperature.
HERE ARE SEVEN WAYS TO START THE DAY. I especially like these ideas because their quick and easy!
1)A blended smoothies made with one cup frozen fruit, 1 banana, 1 cup nonfat milk, 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt, and honey to taste.
2)Whole-wheat English muffin with one scrambled egg, one slice of low-fat cheese, and a slice of tomato or lean ham.
3)1 oz. package string cheese, one small apple, an d a small bran muffin.
4)A whole-grain cereal (cold or hot) that contains at least 5 grams of total fiber or 2 grams of soluble fiber per serving with nonfat milk and fruit.
5)1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese with 1/2 cup pineapple cubes (fresh or canned without sugar) and two granola bars.
6)1 hard-boiled egg and 1 cup of grapes.
7)Whole-wheat toaster waffle with 1 tablespoon peanut butter and a sliced banana.
Hopefully, these simple breakfast ideas gave you a few new ideas. I HATE boring breakfasts. Having the same thing day after day is not my cup of tea!