Hot, Healthy Breakfasts
Think starting your day with a cup of coffee counts as breakfast? Think again. You have heard it before, but it’s the truth! Eating breakfast is important for revving your metabolism in the morning and curbing hunger later in the day. Before the temperature heats up, now is the perfect time to incorporate a hot, healthy breakfast into your a.m. routine.
Take oatmeal from ordinary to extraordinary with our Tropical Sunrise Oatmeal or Supercharged Oatmeal recipes – easy and delish! Or spice up your morning with other whole grains such as brown rice and quinoa. These fiber and protein-rich wheat-free grains taste great simply heated up with milk, such as almond, cow’s, or coconut. Try adding ½ cup fresh berries, ½ tsp honey, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, and ¼ tsp vanilla. These nutrient-dense, nutty grains nourish your whole body with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, protein and fiber to keep you full and satisfied.
Craving pancakes? Experiment with our tasty Spiced Applesauce Pancake recipe which incorporates healthy ingredients such as whole grain flour and applesauce. Shake things up by replacing flour with quick-cooking oats in our easy Oatmeal Pancake recipe. Top with ½ cup fat-free Greek yogurt or ¼ mashed mango instead of syrup. Mmmmm…
Finally, don’t forget the psychological power that eating a heartier breakfast has when you make a healthy choice in the a.m. You somehow just feel better about your whole day.Posted on: Feb 25, 2011