You have probably have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so many times which is true. A healthy breakfast is necessary to keep you going all day and will also prevent you from eating junk in the morning. I don’t always have a proper breakfast every morning but I do try to grab a fruit or yogurt for those days when I am in a rush and then make a more robust breakfast on weekends. I am sharing pictures of some of the breakfast dishes I have made for inspiration.
How to make a healthy breakfast
When is comes to making a healthy breakfast you want to make sure you have a good balance of nutrients. Having a slice of toast is fine but you have to consider if your bread is whole grain or if you should use peanut butter instead of plain butter. Here are a few things to include in your breakfast for a healthy balance of nutrients.
– Protein: Adding some good protein sources like eggs or smoked salmon to your breakfast will not only provide you with nutrition but will keep you fuller longer. Ever noticed how quickly you feel hungry after eating carbs only but stay fuller longer if you have some protein.
– Carbohydrates: Contrary to popular belief , carbs are not completely bad for you they are actually necessary to providing you much needed energy throughout the day. However the key is moderation, you don’t want to eat a carb heavy meal as it will lack in other nutrients. When choosing carbs choose the good carbs like whole grain bread and oatmeal. I personally will not buy bread unless it contains at least 3 grams of dietary fibre.
– Fats: Yes fats are also a necessary part of a healthy diet but remember you have to eat the good fats. By good fats I mean fat from fish, avocados, nuts, olives etc. These kind of fats help with heart disease, healthy skin and more. Try some avocado toast or boiled egg in the morning before work.
– Vitamins and Minerals: These are essential to a healthy body because they provide so many health benefits from creating a good immune system, building healthy bones to helping maintain good eyesight. I could literally spend all day explaining the benefits of vitamins and minerals. Try adding some fruit to your breakfast or even a fruit smoothie will do the trick. I like to make a make a quick fruit salad on weekends and grab a piece of fruit on my way to work. Vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber and spinach are always great with breakfast dishes.
I am always looking for new breakfast ideas , what is your favorite healthy breakfast recipe? I would love to hear your ideas
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