7 Ways to a Healthier Breakfast

March is National Nutrition Month and before we say adios, I wanted to leave you with a few ways to make breakfast healthier…for your entire family. We love breakfast in my house! I could honestly eat breakfast food at any meal to be honest. I’m trying to lose weight and McKenzie needs to gain weight…talk about opposite ends of the spectrum! I’m still learning but hopefully this helps you. Let’s get to it!

1.      Eggs

How you like your eggs girl, fried or fertilized? LOL…Let me stop playing ya’ll! (Yung Humma reference for those that don’t know). From scrambled to sunny side up, I love eggs. Eggs also help maintain steady blood sugar and insulin levels.

2.      Oatmeal

Fiber baby! It contains a fiber called beta-glucan which has many health benefits, including reduced cholesterol.

3.      Fruit

Fruit is good the first half of the day because of the natural sugar they have. For breakfast, we do different fruits but I prefer berries: raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries because they are lower in sugar.

4.      Protein Shakes

Kenzie doesn’t get these but I will drink a shake for breakfast while she eats hers. Protein shakes can encourage fast loss and deliver essential nutrients. I prefer to make mine with Unsweetened Coconut Milk and fruit. The possibilities are endless here so get creative!

5.      Greek Yogurt

Higher in protein than traditional yogurt. Again, get creative with your food!

6.      Chia Seeds

Gluten-free and Non-GMO. Not only are they high in fiber but pack a mean nutritional punch: protein, omega-3s and potassium to name a few. Chia seeds absorbs water which increases the volume of food and helps you feel full and satisfied. I use them in my shakes and oatmeal.

7.      Coffee

This right here…is my best friend. It’s high in caffeine and has been shown to improve alertness and mood. It doesn’t make me alert but it definitely improves my mood. I still haven’t slept 8 hours yet and manage to smile…after a cup of coffee. Be careful what you add in here because the calories will add up. I only do a little bit of creamer and no sugar.

And if you happen to sleep through breakfast…brunch is ALWAYS a good idea!