Eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast is the best way to set yourself up for overall well-being throughout the day. Breakfast is vital for the proper functioning of your entire body, from providing energy to ensuring good digestive functioning. Here are four tips to help you start the breakfast habit.
4. Get up a little earlier.
Just 15 minutes extra goes a long way toward making sure your morning runs smoothly and gives you enough time to fit in a healthy breakfast. You can use the time to prepare a quick meal that you can eat on the go – whether it’s in your car or on the bus.
If you haven’t been eating breakfast, do some research and make a list of some quick and easy morning meals. Cereal, unless it’s non-instant oatmeal, is not an option. Use whole grain muffins, bagels or wraps to cuddle a scrambled egg or two. Or slather that bread with peanut, almond or sunflower butter. Yogurt smoothies with fruit and healthy granola are a quick and easy option and perfect for eating on the fly. Put some regular oats in a coffee cup, pour in some boiling water and let it sit for a minute or two. Sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on the top and you’ve just created the perfect easy breakfast.
If you don’t have the right tools, you can’t build a masterpiece. So it is with breakfast. Make sure you have healthy food in the refrigerator and in your cupboards so you don’t have to rely on the vending machine at the office. A quick 20 minute planning session before your weekly grocery shopping foray helps you create your own breakfast artwork.
The night before, decide what tools you’ll need to fix breakfast in the morning. Do you want a fried egg on a whole grain English muffin? Set out the skillet, spatula and a paper towel or napkin for wrapping up your creation. You can give yourself the gift of an energized and productive day when you make sure to eat a big breakfast in the morning.
Eating a decent breakfast doesn’t have to be a chore and is a great way to start the day. Once you see how helpful a big breakfast can be, you’ll never go back to skipping the best meal of the day.