We live in a fast paced world. To be able to live with it, we want to do things fast but at the same time with quality and efficiency. Same as through with our food, we want them to be already there if we need to eat but at the same time will really provide us with the nutrients that we need. However, those foods that are at the fast food chains are not really healthy as it may seem. Dieticians and nutritionists still advise that preparing our food is the best way to acquire the nutrients we need. With that, we offer you this fast-paced breakfast recipe that will surely be efficient and healthy for you and your family. Just check through and you can already have a breakfast menu for the whole week long.
Plain Doughnut with Chocolate Milk
A plain cake-style doughnut is usually a better choice than a bakery muffin. At Dunkin’ Donuts, for instance, an old-fashioned doughnut has 280 calories, while a corn muffin has 510 calories. Add fiber by eating ¼ cup of almonds or dried fruit. Instead of coffee, try 8 ounces of low-fat chocolate milk.
Fruit and Cheese
A balanced, easy-to-assemble make-ahead morning meal: Grab an apple, wrap 1 to 2 ounces of Cheddar or any healthier cheese such as Feta, or cottage cheese in plastic, and toss ¼ cup of fiber- and protein-rich walnuts into a resealable plastic bag.
Peanut Butter Waffle
Instead of dousing a whole-grain or bran toaster waffle in syrup, cut the sugar and boost the protein and fiber by spreading it with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. You can also sprinkle on 1 tablespoon of raisins, sesame seeds, or extra peanuts for even more fiber, which helps deliver the meal’s nutrients slowly and steadily.
A bowl of fiber-rich bran flakes (about 1½ cups) with 8 ounces of low-fat milk is nearly the perfect breakfast. Make it portable by replacing the milk with lemon or vanilla yogurt and mixing it in a to-go container. Increase the fiber and vitamins by adding ¼ cup of nuts or fresh or dried fruit, such as chopped pecans or blueberries.
One of the most portable proteins is a hard-cooked egg, but it has no fiber or carbohydrates. So slice it, then roll it in an 8-inch whole-wheat tortilla with a piece of Canadian bacon or lean ham and, if you like, a ½-ounce slices of cheese. Add a tablespoon of salsa for a shot of flavor and a smidgen of vitamin C.
In a cocktail shaker, combine a packet of vanilla or strawberry instant-breakfast powder (look for the no-sugar-added kind, such as Carnation) and 1 cup of low-fat strawberry cow’s milk or soy milk. (You can also mix this the night before.) If you have time, use a blender to add strawberries or a frozen banana, for extra fiber, and a scoop of protein powder or some ground flaxseeds.
Breakfast is important so you have to choose what you’ll be eating to avoid fainting in the middle of the day. Not eating breakfast can actually decrease your brains efficiency making you tardy even at work. With that, you have to start your day right with the right breakfast that will not leave you late behind schedules but will still ensure you with the nutrients you need for the day.