Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day, right? Eating a good breakfast wakes your body up and gives it the fuel it needs to kick start the day. When it comes to eating breakfast, however, there are certain foods that you should and should not eat for breakfast. We all know that cold pizza, for example, is one food you shouldn’t be eating for breakfast. Yes, it’s absolutely delicious and so much better that way, but it’s not going to get your body far. A fruit smoothie, on the other hand, will take your body farther than a cold pizza, but you still need a bit more to get you going first thing in the morning.
There are a variety of breakfast foods on the market, but which ones are the best? Should you be eating more protein with your breakfast (sans the bacon and sausage of course) and less carbs? According to LiveStrong.com, eating a protein packed breakfast takes longer to move through your stomach, meaning you feel fuller, longer. Adding carbs to your morning feast helps to wake your brain and get your body moving. However, when it comes to carbs, it’s better to eat those that are of the whole grain variety and complex (fruits, steel cut oats, whole grain toast, etc.). Eating a breakfast that is high in protein and low in carbs may also help you lose weight as well.
For those of you looking to dive into the high protein, low carb breakfast feast, here are some delicious, yet simple meals to make:
Eggs are a great source of protein and when combined with vegetables? Amazing!
Made with Mediterranean ingredients such as spinach, peppers, and onion and topped with Feta, this recipe screams delicious and healthy all at the same time!
Love a good muffin in the morning? Try these delicious gluten free turkey sausage muffins!
Love those delicious Egg McMuffins from McDonalds? Try this delicious (and much healthier) alternative instead!
Apples and Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter)
If you’re a fan of apples and peanut butter combined, this is a simple and delicious breakfast even your kids will love. If you have peanut allergies or know someone close to you who does, try this peanut butter alternative instead: WowButter Creamy Peanut Free Toasted Soy Spread. I suffer from peanut allergies and have found that this is an amazing substitute. It’s made with soy instead of peanuts. It is a bit more on the expensive side but you can get it just about anywhere.
Made with kale which is becoming a health food must have for many Americans, eggs, and cheese, what could be better?
Whatever your breakfast preferences, just know that there a variety of healthy, fulfilling foods out there and homemade is always better.
What are your favorite breakfast foods? Tell us in the comments below!