Some people spend about ten to fifteen minutes preparing their breakfast everyday. This is a whole lot of time for someone who is usually in a hurry to get to school and does not want to make much of a fuss over breakfast.
Most people because of their early morning busy schedule skip their breakfast which is not a good idea. Some others eat their breakfast in their cars which very wrong. If you are among these set of people then you need a breakfast that is quick and easy to prepare. You need to eat food that are good for your health and below are easy healthy breakfast ideas to keep you going every morning.
One of the easiest and quickest breakfast is adding some milk with a dry breakfast cereal into a bowl. Most of the breakfast cereals are fortified with minerals and vitamins. Most of them also contain large amounts of sugar. Make sure you choose a cereal that is high in fiber with little amount of sugar.
One serving of the cereal is about 3/4 of a cup along with an added 1/2 cup of milk. Low or non fat milk is mostly preferable. If this cannot fill you up, you can simply round out your breakfast with a slice of whole grain toast with peanut butter. You can also add a small glass of 100% fruit or vegetable juice. The peanut butter and toast will help add some healthy monounsaturated fat and protein to keep you full throughout the morning. The juice will also help add vitamins and minerals.
For a quick breakfast, you can consider smoothies. You can take this along with fresh and frozen fruits plus water, milk and juice. If you need a little extra sweetness, you can include a small amount of honey or pack of artificial sweetener.
You can as well boost the nutritional power of smoothie by adding milled flax seeds, some plain yogurt, peanut butter or flax oil. The proteins and healthy fats combined with the fiber in the fruit will keep you full for a longer time. Stay away from commercial fruit smoothie mixes that are mainly artificial flavorings and sugar.
Making sandwiches is quite easy and simple. Scramble an egg and serve it on 100% whole grain toast. Add flavor and a slice of cheese to it. You can also add mushrooms, onions and pepper to your scrambled eggs. Make sure you chop the ingredients a night before and store them in the refrigerator to save your time. You can alternatively make a grown up peanut butter ad jelly sandwich with nut butter If you don’t like eggs. You can also try the peanut butter and fruit butter.
There is no official rule that requires you to eat only foods with cereal, eggs or sugar for breakfast. The turkey sandwich with mustard and sprouts on whole grain bread is also very healthy and a good choice. Regardless of any type of sandwich you choose, ensure you make use of whole grain wraps, bread, bagel or English muffins for extra fiber.
A bowl of warm oatmeal mixed with cinnamon and any of your favorite fruit can make you feel warm and cozy. Oat meal is very easy to prepare and you can make it either in the microwave or on the stove. You will also find the flavored oatmeal in grocery stores but pay attention to artificial flavors and sugars that come with them.
If you don’t like the oatmeal, you can eat the hot wheat cereal or try out quinoa which is usually served like the oatmeal. You can boost the nutrition of any cereal you choose by adding strawberries, blueberries along with some chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans or almonds.