How to Make Healthy Breakfast Choices

It’s common knowledge that a hearty breakfast can give a healthy start to your day. Yet, on any given day, nearly 30% of young people (aged 18-34) either eat a fast-food breakfast high in calories and low in nutrition or skip breakfast entirely. And 10% of adult Americans skip breakfast, according to a North American market research firm. That’s a shame because a good morning meal provides stable energy and mental focus that you’ll need the entire day. That’s why we’re here to focus on how to make healthy breakfast choices consistently.  

A delicious and nutritious breakfast can be fast and easy. Here are five wholesome and healthy breakfast choices that are fast, easy, delicious, and good for you, too!  

Plain Greek Yogurt

Nothing fancy and no added sugars. Well, not entirely. Think about adding berries, a touch of honey, and extra granola for a bit of crunch and flavor. Add nuts to grab some additional healthy fats along the way.  

Overnight Oatmeal Jars

Oatmeal is good for you. What about when you’re on the go? You won’t regret trying Overnight Oatmeal! Enormous credit to the blog Family Food on the Table for this fantastic recipe that’s easy to prepare and contains many different flavor combinations.

Avoid Processed Meats

Breakfast meats like bacon and sausage are loaded with salt, sodium nitrate and other chemicals, and unhealthy fats. Instead, consider tempeh bacon. A cousin of tofu, tempeh is a fermented food made with whole soybeans. This meatless alternative is made from thinly cut tempeh strips marinated in a sweet and savory sauce, then cooked on the stovetop like regular bacon. 

Just Avoid These in General

Many traditional breakfast foods are the worst foods to eat in the morning. If you’re trying to make healthy breakfast choices, avoid sugary cereals, bagels, pastries, juice, flavored coffee creamers, and frozen breakfast sandwiches. For a complete list, check out The 7 Worst Breakfast Foods to Start Your Day.  

Know Your Healthy Fast Food Options

What’s that? Did you rush out the door without eating breakfast? Don’t worry — there’s plenty of fast food options that are healthy and affordable. Don’t look surprised. McDonald’s Egg Muffin is filling, and only 300 calories. Instead of grabbing a donut at Dunkin’, grab a Veggie Egg White Sandwich. It’s a great way to get a few extra veggies into your system first thing in the morning. For a complete listing, check out Pure Wow’s detailed outline here.  

One More Thing

Did these healthy breakfast choices help you? Was there something I missed? I’d love to hear your thoughts at hello@heartandsoulblog.com. Also, be sure to subscribe to the Heart & Soul Newsletter to receive more great tips straight to your inbox each Friday.  

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