Fitting in breakfast is hard enough as
is, but even when you do give yourself enough time to eat a
well-balanced meal, most of the time cereal and milk just won't cut
it. For some girls, it’s hard to down eggs, toast and other
“morning” foods right after getting out of bed. The good news is
no one’s forcing you to eat these typical foods in the morning.
Here are some different yet healthy options.
Pizza for breakfast might sound crazy,
but it’s really not terrible for you. It might not be something you
want to nosh on everyday, but if your fam ordered it the night
before, there’s no harm in eating a leftover slice, hot or cold.
Pizza has carbs, veggies, and dairy: all the food groups you find in
a healthy meal. Make yours even better with extra veggies on top and
a thin crust, and you’ll be good to get through your morning!
Fish is brain food, so why not get your
brain jumpstarted in the morning with fish for breakfast? Bagels with
lox (salmon) and cream cheese are a popular breakfast option, but you
can make yours even healthier by eating it with low-fat cream cheese
on a whole grain bagel. Some other options? Add crabmeat to an
omelet, top your toast with tuna salad, or scarf leftovers from a
recent dinner. Just make sure it’s not fried – those simple carbs
will just make you tired.
If toast and jam don’t jive with your
taste buds, think about making yourself a regular sandwich in the
morning. Peanut butter and banana, egg salad, and ham and cheese on
wheat bread are all great ways to get your body the nutrients it
needs in the morning without the breakfast-y feel. Since it is early,
though, try eating only a half a sandwich so you don’t overfill
your stomach. Pair with a piece of fruit for the perf breakfast.
Sometimes it’s not the food itself
that’s the problem, it’s how boring and routine eating it is. Try
spicing up your average breakfast with a breakfast burrito! It’s
easy: just wrap up scrambled eggs, cheese, bacon or sausage, and
veggies like peppers and onions into a tortilla. If you don’t like
eggs, get your protein with extra veggies or beans. Dip your
breakfast burrito in salsa to make it even yummier!
Tofu and Broccoli
Try steaming broccoli and tofu and
seasoning with soy sauce for a savory dish in the a.m. Or, whip it up
for dinner and make extras for the morning! The protein and greens
will kick start ya like Cheerios never could.
BY RACHEL NUGENT ON 11/7/2011 2:00:00 PM
POSTED IN eating, healthy eating 101, breakfast, health, nutrition