We’ve all heard the saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” However, for many people, breakfast is really just the most unhealthy meal of the day. Just think about the kinds of foods which are considered “breakfast foods,” bacon, fried eggs, sausages, pancakes with fatty butter and sugary maple syrup, and even a sugary bowl of cereal with high calorie whole milk. Thankfully, there are many ways to make your breakfast healthier and still get a hearty and filling meal to start your day.
Low Fat Yogurt-Fruit Smoothie
Mix some lowfat yogurt, a splash of nonfat milk, and some berries of your choosing in a blender and you’ll have a healthy and delicious smoothie to drink along with the rest of your breakfast. As long as you don’t add any sugar, this is a much healthier option than a glass of whole milk or a sugary fruit juice with preservatives and artificial sweeteners. You may want to try substituting coconut water for nonfat milk if you’d like to change things up. Another tip, try using frozen berries instead of refrigerated berries for a colder chunkier smoothie.
Oatmeal is one of the most versatile and healthy breakfast foods around. As long as you don’t add any sugar and use water (not milk), the possibilities are endless. You can add strawberries, apple, peanut butter, and many other ingredients. In fact, you could have an entirely different tasting oatmeal every morning. One more tip, for a more savory oatmeal, add salt and pepper to the oats and throw a poached egg on top. You can even add a little shredded cheese on top.
You can’t go wrong with a fruit salad, it’s light, tasty, and easy to prepare. The best part is that a fruit salad is nearly as versatile as oatmeal. You can prepare just about any combination of fruit and it will still taste great. You can even get creative and add unique fruits like dragon fruit, rambutan, star fruit, and many others for a more exotic dish.
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