The Importance Of Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day

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Have you ever heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”?

While that statement may be true, an even better sentence is:

A balanced breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

There are actually specific reasons why eating a balanced breakfast is crucial to losing weight, improving fitness and increasing energy.

Between getting yourself out the door and squeezing in your workout, mornings can be the busiest time of day. Breakfast can end up being a granola bar and coffee in the car, a pastry at your desk, or forgotten altogether.

But a bad breakfast can wreak havoc on your blood sugar and metabolism leaving you with low energy, cravings and poor muscle recovery.

Eating the right combination of proteins,
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However, it’s much higher in probiotics than any yogurt and still contains a good amount of protein. Choose unflavored brands to avoid added sugars and sweeten with fresh berries and honey.

Savory Oats
(18-30g protein)
1/4 cup grains of choice (rolled or steel cut oats, quinoa)
Savory toppings of choice (sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, parmesan, avocado, poached egg, spices such as garlic powder, chili flakes or nutritional yeast)
Water or vegetable broth
Olive Oil and fresh herbs to garnish

Cook grains in broth or water adding a pinch of sea salt
Finish with toppings and garnish with olive oil and fresh herbs

Savory oats are one of the best ways to mix up your morning routine. Oats act like a simple carbohydrate in the body which can spike blood sugar so it’s good to keep other sweet toppings (like fruit or syrup) to a minimum. Swap sugary toppings for vegetables like tomato and a poached egg and you’ll have your new favorite breakfast.

Overnight Museli w/ Hemp and Chia
(20g
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Top with banana or berries in the morning.

When the urge for a quick bowl of cereal hits, Muesli is a great alternative. Although with only 8g of protein per ½ cup, I always add extra hemp and chia seeds for added protein. These are great to make the night before a busy morning and throw in your bag for on the go.

Frittata
(15-20g protein)
While there are a million frittata recipes out there, I believe some meals are just better off without one. A frittata that is filled with vegetables and side salad is a great quick and simple weeknight dinner. Make enough to have leftovers and you have a high protein, delicious breakfast ready to go.

Healthified PB&J
(20g protein)
Still craving that peanut butter toast? Give it a nutritional boost by using Ezekiel bread (found in the freezer section, it’s a flourless bread made with sprouted whole grains) which has 5g per slice. Choose organic peanut or almond butter and top fresh fruit instead of jam. Sprinkle with chia or hemp seeds to reach your 20g of protein.

Leftovers
If all else fails, who says leftover soup or stir fry can’t be for breakfast? It might take some getting used to but choosing a savory, vegetable rich breakfast is one of the best choices you can make to fuel your

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