It’s true. What you have at breakfast can affect the rest of your morning, and even the day. Skipping breakfast usually results in overeating later in the day – the body wants to make up for what you missed nutrition-wise, in the morning. Be sure to make breakfast happen – that’s especially important for all the kids heading off to school these days.
Breakfast should include a variety of foods…. (1) protein, (2) starch, and (3) vegetable/fruit. And if you can, eat within one hour of getting up – this will get your metabolism revved and help keep your blood glucose levels in the normal range.
Plan ahead for breakfast:
- make a BIG batch of fruity muffins on Sunday
- cook oatmeal with dried fruit in the crockpot overnight (use an extra amount of water or milk)
- have the veggie and/or fruit toppers cut up to bake off a pizza in the morn
Try something different for breakfast:
- hearty homemade soup or stew with beef or chicken, lots of veggies, and pasta/potatoes/barley and/or rice
- grilled cheese/tomato sandwiches or wraps
- smoothies made with Greek yogurt, 100% fruit juice and fresh/frozen fruit (peaches, mango, berries, etc.)
Make breakfast happen in your household:
- do some advance food prep, set the table the night before, get something cooking overnight on LOW in the crockpot, and enlist the help of all family members. It is too important a meal to let go by the wayside, especially for your children. Their minds and bodies need top-of-the-morning fuel to be at their best all day long!!