Wednesday

Skipping Breakfast?

Why would anyone want to skip out on the most important meal of the day? Maybe you have a million things to do in the morning and the last thing you have time for is to make a healthy, nutritious breakfast...right? Wrong! Breakfast doesn't have to take you all morning to make. Here are some of my weekly favorites:

  • Peanut Butter Waffle: I whole-grain waffle (at least 3 grams of fiber), topped with 1 tbs. of peanut butter, along with 1 cup of berries on the side.
  • Oatmeal (Steel Cut Oats): 1 serving of oatmeal, 2 tsp. of honey, ½ cup of raspberries, and a handful of chopped walnuts.
  • Smoothie/Protein Shake: 1-2 scoops of protein powder, 1 cup strawberries, 1 banana, 1 cup ice and ½ cup soymilk, ½ cup of your favorite fruit juice.
  • Egg White Scramble: 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg scrambled with 1 tbs. of salsa, topped with low fat cheese. You can also wrap your eggs in a whole wheat tortilla and make a breakfast burrito.
  • Yogurt with fresh berries: 1 serving of yogurt with 2 cups of berries, and a handful of chopped nuts. (Watch the grams of sugar in yogurt…anything over 8 grams of sugar is too much). I like Greek yogurt the best!
  • Fresh Fruit Salad: Pick out your favorite fruits, chop them up and enjoy.
* (I love all of the Kashi products and they are pretty good for you. One of my favorite cereals is the Kashi Go Lean Crunch. I also like Quaker High Fiber Instant Oatmeal.)

I cut up all my fruit twice a week. I keep it in the fridge in a big Tupperware bowl and that way I can easily enjoy it at any time.

Try to eat a balanced breakfast each day! Here are some benefits: increased energy, weight control, improved concentration, better mood, etc.

If you have a yummy breakfast that's quick and easy please share it!!!

~Ashley

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Ash! Ok here's mine from the Deceptively Delicious cookbook my kids love! Pancakes with Sweet Potato Puree:
    1 cup water
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 cup sweet potato puree
    1 cup pancake mix
    I top mine with fresh fruit and the kids love them :)
    *sweet potatoes are rich in carotene and other antioxidants, helps stabilize kids blood sugar levels and provides soluble fiber :)

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  2. What a fun post! I have a 9 month old so breakfast HAS to be quick:)
    My all time favorite on the go morning treat is:
    Oatmeal in a jar. Ever wonder what to do with that almost empty peanut butter jar?
    Cook oats as you normally would, but save that almost empty peanut butter jar. Add oatmeal to the jar, swirl it around... EAT!
    Throw away jar afterwards! It's delicious, fun, easy to eat on the go and healthy! Add fruit too!!!

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  3. Sometimes breakfast and a blender are all I have time for, so here's a quick and yummy way to jump start your morning. :)

    Mocha Banana Smoothie
    1 cup nonfat or low-fat vanilla yogurt
    1/4 cup brewed coffee
    1 banana
    2 tspn cocoa powder
    2 ice cubes

    I can sip this when I'm running around and I throw an apple in my purse for a snack.

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  4. I love to cook up some lean ground turkey, then put it in the fridge so that each morning I can mix a portion with some egg whites, topped with lowfat cheese and a little bit of salsa. It's delicious, and lots of protein!

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