What is the B.E.S.T. breakfast to eat to achieve a healthy body weight, to have energy, and to feel satisfied? One that is…
Include a lean/low fat protein source (egg whites, nuts, skim milk, yogurt) + whole grains (oats, whole wheat English muffin, bran cereal) + fruit and/or vegetable. Protein, carbohydrate sources with fiber, and small amount of healthy fats ensure a balanced satisfying breakfast plus they provide a wide variety of important vitamins and minerals.
Whole grains, fruits, and low fat dairy provide the brain with natural carbohydrates for energy. Energy stealers include foods high in sugars and refined carbohydrates including sugar containing beverages, white bagels/breads, donuts, high sugar cereals and granola bars.
A balanced breakfast every morning can boost your metabolism for the day ahead, help you feel satisfied, and control cravings later in the day. All of these can help with your weight loss and/or healthy weight maintenance efforts.
The healthy breakfast you choose must taste good too in order for you to continue eating it. Try the suggestions for oatmeal below!
Oatmeal is one example of a breakfast food that can become the BEST breakfast for you.
Enjoy ½-1 cup cooked oatmeal (a whole grain) + 1 serving of a favorite fruit (1/2 banana, ½ cup berries, etc.) + protein (cook with skim milk or have a glass of milk on the side or see other options below).
Try these oatmeal combinations:
- 1 cup cooked oatmeal with ½ cup frozen raspberries and 1 Tbsp. chopped almonds
- 1 cup cooked oatmeal with ½ chopped banana, ¼ tsp. cinnamon, and 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
- Egg boost oatmeal
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