Thursday, September 9, 2010

Keep Breakfast Simple

As moms (and dads) on the go it's easy to skip breakfast to save a few minutes.  This can actually wreak havoc on your diet for the rest of the day.  Skipping breakfast not only makes you feel sluggish and grouchy it can slow down your metabolism and make you ravenous at lunch time; therefore vulnerable to making unhealthy choices.

Here are my simple suggestions to make breakfast easy and delicious:

1. Keep it simple:  Don't try to re-invent the wheel each morning.  Stick to the same routine and keep it simple.  If you are not a big eater in the morning don't plan on a huge meal.  Healthy whole-grain cereal and low-fat milk are your best friend.

2. Keep it healthy: Simple does not mean grabbing a doughnut or huge muffin from the local coffee shop!  Eat your breakfast at home before you run out the door. It will save your wallet and your waistline!

3.  Keep your pantry and fridge loaded with staples: I always make sure I have whole-grain, high fiber cereals and instant oatmeal  in the pantry and a healthy supply of fruits and nuts in the fridge.

My suggestion for breakfast: Kashi or any other organic brand cereal or oatmeal, blueberries, a handful of walnuts, dash of cinnamon and low-fat soy milk.  I eat it almost everyday.  I don't have to think about it - it's routine - and gets me going for the rest of the day.

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