September is National Breakfast Month
Breakfast is the first meal of the day and the most important meal. Did you know, “The word Breakfast came about because it means breaking the fast after one has not eaten (fasted) since the night before”? Moreover, multiple studies have shown that breakfast skippers have a higher body mass index (BMI) than non-skippers and breakfast consumption is associated with a lower body weight.
Here are two of my favorite breakfast meals.
- 1/4 cup egg substitute
- 1 whole grain lite english muffin
- tomato slices
Pour egg substitute in a bowl coated with non-stick cooking spray. Cook on high for 1 minute. Meanwhile, toast english muffin. Place cooked egg topped with tomato slices on english muffin. Voila! Only 135 calories and zero fat.
Old Fashioned Oatmeal
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup skim milk
Cook oatmeal and milk in a large mug on high for 1-1/2 minutes and stir. Voila! You may flavor with splenda and cinnamon. Only 240 calories and 3 grams fat.
GRAB & GO BREAKFAST
No time to spare in the a.m. Here are some healthy breakfast choices you can eat on the run.
- High fiber poptart.
- Low-fat yogurt drink.
- Banana or apple.
- Instant breakfast drink.
- Handful of nuts and raisins.
- Cereal bar.