Three Must-Eat Breakfast Foods

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Do you love your breakfast?  Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes?  Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again?

Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism, and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it. So, I'm going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healthy fats, for your soon-to-be favorite new “go-to” breakfasts.

Breakfast Food #1: Eggs

Eggs are the “quintessential” breakfast food - and for good reason! No, I'm not talking about processed egg whites in a carton (ick). I mean actual whole eggs. 

Egg whites are mostly protein, while the yolks are the real nutritional powerhouses. Those yolks contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats. Eggs have been shown to help you feel full, keep you feeling fuller longer, and help to stabilize blood sugar and insulin.

Not to mention how easy it is to boil a bunch of eggs and keep them in the fridge for a “grab and go” breakfast when you're running short on time.

And, since I know you're thinking it...nope the cholesterol in eggs is not associated with an increased risk of arterial or heart diseases. 

One thing to consider is to try to prevent cooking the yolks at too high of a temperature because that can cause some of the cholesterol to become oxidized. It's the oxidized cholesterol that's heart unhealthy. Otherwise, eat up!

Breakfast Food #2: Nuts and/or Seeds

Nuts and seeds contain protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Though we usually think of them at snack time, nuts and/or seeds would make a great contribution to breakfast.

My clients and readers would never be fooled by “candied” nuts, sweetened nut/seed butters, or chia “cereals” with added sugars – you know I'm talking about the real, whole, unsweetened food here. 

Nuts and seeds are also the ultimate fast food if you're running late in the mornings. Grab a small handful of almonds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds as you're running out the door; you can eat them while you're commuting.

It's also easy it is to add a spoonful of nut/seed butter into your morning breakfast smoothie. Another idea for those who like a creamy latte in the mornings is to try making one with nut or seed butter. Just add your regular hot tea and a tablespoon or two of a creamy nut or seed butter into your blender and blend until frothy. 

Breakfast Food #3: Veggies

You already know you really should get protein at every meal including breakfast; but this also applies to vegetables. You know I would be remiss to not recommend veggies at every meal, right? 

Vegetables are powerhouses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, fiber, and water. You can't go wrong adding them into every single meal of the day, so if you don't already, you should definitely try them for breakfast. 

And no, you don't need to have a salad or roasted veggies for breakfast if you don't want to but you totally can! You wouldn't be breaking any “official” breakfast rules or anything like that.

Adding some protein to leftover veggies is a great combination for any meal. Including breakfast.

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