by The Lipgloss Culture Coterie
We are all busy gals, but skipping breakfast altogether due to lack of time in the morning is not best option when it comes to our diet and health. A healthy breakfast gives you the nutrition you need to get your day off to a good start, helps curb cravings throughout the day and keeps your energy at a good level. Here are some low-calories and healthy breakfast ideas that take almost no time to make!
Healthy Breakfast Tip #1: Fresh Fruit
Fruit for breakfast provides an excellent source of fiber, healthy sugar, vitamins and minerals. Fruit is also high in antioxidants. Grapefruit, cantaloupe, melons, raspberries, blueberries, apples, strawberries and peaches are all low in sugar and high in fiber vitamins. To make your breakfast super quick and easy, cut some fruit up the night before for a delicious and nutritious fruit salad in the morning.
Healthy Breakfast Tip #2: Hot Cereals
Some of us love oatmeal. It’s quick, healthy and you can add a variety of ingredients to it like fresh or dry fruit, cinnamon, or a bit of honey. If you dislike the taste of oatmeal with water, you can also make it with low fat milk.
As an alternative to oatmeal, you can try other whole grain hot cereals like Bob’s Red Mill Hot Cereal brand. These are made from various ground up high protein grains such as red wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, brown rice and flaxseed.
Healthy Breakfast #3: Cold Cereals
Avoid cereals high in sugar. There are many brands out there that claim to be healthy, but they are full of sugar and other sweeteners. Look on the label and if sugar is in the top three ingredients, move on like you should from a bad first date. The same goes when you see the words “partially hydrogenated.”
Try to go for cereals that are organic and have “whole grain” listed as the first ingredient. General Mills, Post, Kashi and Health Valley are some brands that make cold cereals on the healthier side and are available almost anywhere, not just at health food stores.