Just like good work requires preparation, a good day requires that you have a rich, fulfilling breakfast. Having breakfast within an hour after waking up has some surprising health benefits. It will boost up your metabolism and prevent you from consuming high-calorie foods at night. Some would say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A good breakfast provides you with nutrients which will increase your concentration. It does this by encouraging blood-flow to your brain. Additionally it helps by equipping you with the energy you need to function the entire day.
Some of you may not have the time to make a good breakfast in the morning. Especially with the anxiety of being late for work and getting your kids to school. Some of the tips I have compiled will help you do all of the things you need to do as well as make your growling stomach happy.
If you’re very busy in the morning, then one smart thing to do is to start preparing your breakfast from the night before. For instance, you can load up your coffee maker with coffee and fill it up with water so that the only thing you would need to do is to turn the switch on as soon as you wake up. If you don’t have a coffee maker, then think about investing in one, it will save you a lot of time. You can think about what you want to have the next morning, for instance, a good, oats and raisins cereal and set it out on the table along with a bowl and a spoon. When you wake up, the only thing left to be done would be to take the milk out from the fridge.
Another thing you could do, if you are a fan of smoothies, is to blend whatever fruits you like with some yogurt and sugar or honey as desired and blend it the night before. Storing smoothies in the fridge won’t make them go bad and you’ll be having a healthy breakfast. To speed up the process, you can load up your freezer with the fruits and vegetables that you like and simply take them out and blend them. If on the other hand, you like juices, then I would suggest buying yourself a masticating juicer. With the added benefit of being quick, having a juicer will give you fresh juices with no preservatives added and with no vitamin loss as an externality of packaged juices.
It is a good idea to go to the grocery store and buy yourself quick, yet healthy eating options which you can just take out of the cabinet and eat. Being prepared is half the work, and it will help you save time on days you don’t feel like having to cook anything.
Some of these options include granola bars, oats, dried fruit, fruit yogurt, quinoa and peanut/almond butter. In addition to being a great source of instant energy, these foods will sufficiently ease hunger for a long time as they are rich in highly needed proteins, vitamins, and minerals which are essential to your diet.
Though you will not be needing any pots, as most breakfasts do not require thorough cooking. However, you will certainly be needing a pan or two. Make sure to get a pan of the right size. Getting a pot that is too small will restrict the possibilities in which it can be used.
If you do not already have these cookware, equip yourself with important day-to-day use appliances like a toaster, microwave, blender, coffee maker, oven-toaster, and a juicer. Tons of healthy breakfasts can be made using these appliances and quickly, too. One applicant that indeed deserves a mention is the masticating juicer for those early morning smoothies.
Since it is the first meal of the day, it cannot be stressed more that you must have a balanced diet. There are plenty of apps available on App Store or Google Play which will count your calorie intake. These aps will tell you the nutrients present in your food. Furthermore, they allow you to know what foods are missing from your diet.
For your carbs, you can consume bread, oatmeal, berries, nuts or yogurt. For fiber, you can prepare yourself a small salad the night before. Don’t forget to cover your salad with your favorite dressing. Having a good source of fiber in your breakfast will help you not feel hungry for a long time. For proteins, you can consume milk, eggs or any kind of meat.