Having trouble staying awake during your long school day? It
might be because you aren’t choosing the right energy boosting foods that your
body needs to keep going! Instead of reaching for the waffles or sugary cereal,
try some of these breakfast choices that will keep you full and focused
throughout the day.
parfait: Quinoa is a super grain! It is higher in protein than most other
grains and can keep your body running at full-speed all day. Mix it with
low-fat yogurt, granola, and an array of colorful fruits, and you’re good to
Smoothie: Fruit is chalk full of vitamins and minerals that can keep you
awake and alert. Instead of just eating a big bowl of fruit, make it a little
more interesting! Try mixing a banana, a handful of blueberries and
strawberries, with ¼ cup of ice, and half a cup of Greek yogurt into a blender.
The yogurt will give the smoothie a rich and thick taste and won’t spoil!
Oatmeal and Almond
Milk: Oatmeal has always been a long-time favorite breakfast food, but it
can get a little boring. Instead of mixing it with regular milk or water, try
using almond milk. Almond milk is heart-healthy and is high in vitamins and
minerals that your body needs to stay energized. Add a few teaspoons of brown
sugar and you’re set!
Frozen Monkey Treats:
The night before school, cut up a peeled banana into several small pieces. Put
the pieces on a plate, cover it with tinfoil and put the plate in the freezer
overnight. The next morning, put a small scoop of peanut butter on each piece
and make small banana sandwiches. The peanut butter is high in protein and the
banana is full of fiber to keep you full until lunch!
Breakfast Wrap: It
might seem a bit silly to put the words spinach and yummy in the same sentence but
it’s true! A breakfast wrap with spinach, hard-boiled eggs, ripe tomatoes,
avocado and feta cheese is just that. This wrap is bursting with flavor and
nutrition, and is sure to keep your mind and body going all day.
What’s your go-to breakfast staple?
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BY CAYLA BAKER ON 11/5/2013 11:37:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, breakfast, makeover your morning routine