I hope this article inspires you to eat breakfast every day! “Eat Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” This is an old addage that is especially true in this day and age. But with our busy lifestyles, it can be hard to stick to it. Keep reading to find out why and how to do it successfully!
Discover the best options to eat for breakfast each morning for an energized start to the day and lots of easy and healthy ideas and recipes.If you are always asking ‘what should I eat for breakfast?’, you are in the right place!
Breakfast For Your Brain
This topic is especially important when it comes to children. There is a lot of research suggesting that breakfast helps children in school. In this study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, it was shown that most research studies between 1950 and 2013 demonstrated a positive impact on academic performance AND behavior in children when breakfast was consumed daily.
The evidence showed the strongest link between eating breakfast and mathematics scores. Make sure those little future scientists are eat breakfast every day!
Breakfast for Your Body
Besides fueling your child for school and sports, consuming calories in the morning helps boost your metabolism. Our bodies have a sort of emergency shut-off. When we “fast” or abstain from food for a length of time, our system starts to hoard the sugar we last consumed, turning it into fat and making it harder to burn off.
You need to let your body know every morning that food is available; you need to tell your body to burn, burn, burn! This habit will keep BMI (mass body index) in check for the whole family, which is important to our overall health.
Easy Breakfast Ideas
If you and your family are not yet in the habit of eating a healthy breakfast before rushing out the door, the first trick piggy backs off our last blog discussion, Tips for Making Mealtime Easy, Quick and Delicious. You can apply all of those principles to make sure you eat breakfast every day:
- freeze breakfast burritos or whole grain pancakes ahead of time
- make a batch of soul-warming overnight oats
- whip up energy packed breakfast bars.
We’ve got loads of breakfast ideas to get that are perfect for busy families like these:
Quick Breakfast Ideas
We’ve all been there, you’ve woken up late and have no time to make a healthy breakfast. That’s why I love smoothies! They take minutes to make and you can stuff them full of healthy ingredients. Try these smoothie recipes when you only have 5 minutes!
Make It A Special Weekend Treat
We rarely have time for a large, hot breakfast on our busy weekday mornings. So when the weekend rolls around, I like to make my family’s favorites. They keep us going while we run errands or attend the weekend social events which sometimes result in a late lunch.
These big breakfasts usually include some of our more indulgent favorites like:
- Strawberries and Cream STUFFED French Toast
- Cranberry Lemon Whole Wheat Muffins
- Perfectly Poached Eggs with Avocado and English Muffins.
Our big breakfast helps us to reunite after a busy week and get our weekend off to a great start!
More Easy Breakfast Ideas
- Avocado Toast with Egg – 4 Ways
- Layered Smoothie
- Flourless Strawberry Pancakes
- Celery Juice
- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Starting your day with nourishment will help keep you and your family sharp and healthy. Armed with all of this information, and these delicious recipes and ideas, you can make sure you get your day off right!