We are early risers in my family, which has its positives on school days but negatives when I want to sleep in. Since my house is up before the sun rises, we always eat breakfast! And since it is proven breakfast is the most important meal of the day, (because skipping it affects mood, weight and over all well-being) feed your family breakfast!
Top 3 Excuses for Skipping Breakfast:
1.) I’m not hungry. Give yourself a little time after you wake up and start with a small nutritious breakfast. That way, when you see a muffin or doughnut, you can resist your growling stomach.
2.) I’m trying to lose weight. This does not “save” calories! It is the reverse. In a study published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition last year, eating a quality breakfast is important for weight control. When you skip breakfast, many overcompensate later.
3.) There is no time. Some healthy breakfasts do not involve much prep. Try mixing Greek yogurt, granola and berries. Or make a smoothie for on the go. Blend 1 cup almond milk, a handful of blueberries and ice, Vanilla Vega Plant-Based Protein Powder, and a handful of kale/spinach. *Jolly Oak is offering our granola in 12oz bags for a limited time for $2.99. Go to www.jollyoak.com to buy your favorite flavor before they sell out!
If you have time, here is a healthy, delicious and satisfying breakfast one of my friends recently taught me (who learned it from her trainer, Greg Hahaj at GH Fitblab):
Avocado Toast with Egg Whites and Veggies
1 piece Ezekiel bread
¼ fresh avocado
1 slice fresh tomato
4 egg whites- whisked
your favorite veggies- we used broccoli and onion
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp EVOO or olive oil spray
1.) In a pan over medium heat, spray olive oil spray or a tsp of EVOO and add veggies. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Sautee until somewhat tender- about 5-7 minutes.
2.) Pour in egg whites and cook 4 min on one side, flip when half way cooked and then cook other side.
3.) While eggs are cooking, toast Ezekiel bread.
4.) On toasted bread, using a fork, mash the avocado onto the toast. Layer with cooked eggs. Finish with sliced tomato.