You’ve probably heard about how a healthy breakfast can help you stay energized all day long. Did you know, though, that the right combination of healthy foods can actually help you burn more calories? The good news is that making a power breakfast doesn’t have to be difficult. You can choose any combination of the following 5 Power Breakfast Foods, and serve them up any way you like.
Meals that contain fat-burning nutrients like fiber, omega fats, calcium and vitamin D offer a number of health benefits. They can help burn fat and keep blood sugar levels steady. By starting your morning off with a power breakfast full of the nutrients your body needs to build muscle, fight infections, and increase energy will make you feel healthy and strong! Just be sure to avoid unhealthy add-ins, like greasy bacon or extra butter and cheese.
5 Basic Power Breakfast Foods:
Packed with protein, eggs support muscle building and also help prevent food cravings. Plus, eggs contain vitamin A and Zinc. Including one egg a day as part of your breakfast routine has number of health benefits, too! Learn more about the power of eggs here.
A healthy source of complex carbohydrates, plus vitamins and minerals for sustained energy, steel-cut oats are a fabulous breakfast option. Plus, they’re also high in protein and fiber to help you feel fuller. Try our delicious Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.
3. Nut Butter
Butters made from almonds, cashews, and peanuts are filled with vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats. Try some nut butter on a piece of whole grain toast, or in a smoothie for brain boosting energy. Check out our recipe for Simple Homemade Peanut Butter.
4. Fruit & Yogurt
Filled with fiber and health promoting antioxidants, pears, berries, apples and citrus fruits contain vitamins and minerals that can keep you healthy and energized. Add some fresh fruit to a cup of low-fat yogurt for a good source of calcium and protein. Top that with a handful of flaxseed for omega-3’s for mental energy. Learn more about the health benefits of yogurt here.
5. Low-Fat Cheese
As an excellent source of protein and calcium, part-skim cheese, like feta or mozzarella, goes great with whole grain bread or fruit. Be sure to try our Skinny Spinach and Egg Bowls with Feta!
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