Breakfast-The Most Important Meal of the Day

Why have we heard that saying our whole lives, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? Because it is! Eating a good healthy breakfast in the morning fuels you throughout the day by aiding with concentration and energy. People who eat a daily breakfast are more likely to boost their metabolism and maintain a healthy weight, rather than storing calories.

When I was a kid, I would eat pretty much anything for breakfast. Of course it was never traditional foods like fruit, cereal or eggs. I would heat up the leftovers from the night before and chow down.

Now, I still eat breakfast every morning without fail. But as I got older, I decided to go back to eggs and veggies. Here are a few simple and quick breakfast meal ideas, great for people on the go:

  • Scrambled eggs with fresh, in-season veggies. When you do your weekly grocery shopping, pick up a few onions, peppers, tomatoes or anything seasonal like yellow squash or zucchini. Whisk 2-3 eggs up, add the veggies and serve with a slice of sprouted wheat bread or a warm tortilla. You can even use tofu if you’re allergic to eggs.
  • Watermelon, honeydew or grapefruit with sprouted wheat bread and almond butter. Check out your weekly grocery inserts for specials on fruit. Maybe one week you can have melon and the next grapefruit for a little variety. Toast a slice or two of sprouted wheat bread and spread with almond butter, which is healthier for you than regular peanut butter.
  • Fresh fruit salad. Cut up any fresh fruits you have in your refrigerator, including apples, blueberries, stawberries, pineapple and enjoy a chilled bowl of yummy fruit cocktail.
  • Homemade breakfast burrito. This is one of my favorites and so easy to make! Take 1 large whole wheat tortilla, fill with rice and black beans, top with some low-fat cheese and heat for about 45 seconds-1 minute.
  • Easy breakfast sandwich. Toast 1 sprouted wheat bagel, top with some lean ham or turkey, fresh tomatoes and onions.

How do you keep your energy up during the day?

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3 thoughts on “Breakfast-The Most Important Meal of the Day

  • March 11, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Great Post! I eat a bowl of oatmeal and blueberries almost every day of my life ~ LOL! I always made my kids eat SOMETHING, ANYTHING – ha! – when they were in high school even! They used to get so mad at me, but now, they both realize how it really helps them get through the ret of the day!

  • June 16, 2009 at 9:24 am

    As a kid I was much like you…cold pizza in the fridge made an awesome breakfast!
    I was always very slender but then life started happening-got married, had two children so breakfast became a thing of the past. I went 21 years without eating breakfast-results was obesity! I am very proud to say that in the last two years I opted to make a difference and put myself first and have dropped 95 pounds-finding a program that worked and helped me realize the importance of every meal was a HUGE plus!
    I am all about quick and easy meal ideas and I love the list you provided.
    Since taking the steps to change the lifestyle I was living BREAKFAST is a MUST!
    I like variety, so my breakfast changes from day to day.
    Scrammbled eggs loaded with veggies and wrapped in a high fiber wrap or stuffed in a pita is awesome.
    Smoothies are quick, easy and yummy!
    Fat Free yogurt, berries and high fiber sereal-satisfying!
    Oatmeal with fresh fruit and fat free milk hits the spot.
    And my newest kick is flax, oat bran, whole wheat Lavash Bread with Peanut Butter spread a banana placed in the middle and wrapped…quick easy on the go meal that really keeps you going until lunch!

  • June 16, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    The other day I had a latte and a banana cream pie (so good!) but normally like Tammy & Nancy I have Oatmeal or plain yogurt with organic fresh fruit and I normally have a shot of liquid vitamins.

    Out in Del Mar,CA many people are health conscious so there are plenty of breakfast places that server organic and raw foods and just really healthy foods.

    I find that mixing plain organic yogurt with my fresh fruits and fresh organic granola is both healthy and cheaper then a pre-made yogurt dish.

    I use raw and unheated organic honey as a sweater which provides my body with the antioxidents and local polans that will help my allergies.


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