Eat Breakfast to start your day off right!

There's no better way to start your morning—than with a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast helps with brain function, attention span, concentration and memory. People who eat breakfast tend to be a little more on top of their game as far as attention and memory go. Eating breakfast can reduce irritability and tiredness.  It also helps prevent more calories later in the day.

The key to a good breakfast is balance. Include lean protein, whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Try oatmeal cooked with low-fat milk, sliced almonds and berries, or crust-less quiche with mixed veggies, low-fat cheese and a slice of whole wheat toast.

Here are some favorites you might like to try:

·        Scrambled Eggs: Serve with turkey bacon, fruit and whole-wheat toast.

  • Whole-Grain Waffles: If you have a waffle iron, King suggests looking for a whole-grain waffle mix at the grocery store for a special treat. Serve topped with fresh fruit.

  • English Muffin Sandwich: Toast an English muffin. Put low-fat cheese and sliced deli ham on the toasted muffin. Warm the sandwich in the microwave to melt the cheese. Grab a piece of fruit for a complete breakfast.

  • Breakfast Tacos: Scramble and cook one egg (or two egg whites). Serve eggs, salsa and low-fat cheese in corn tortillas.

  • Classic Cereal with an Upgrade: Cut up some fresh fruit and add to an unsweetened breakfast cereal.

  • 45-Second Scrambled Eggs: Put eggs and a splash of milk in a bowl, scramble it up, put it in a microwave for 30 seconds. Stir it up and return it to the microwave for another 10 seconds. Your scrambled eggs are done. You can eat it right out of the mug or the bowl it's in.

   Take your time eating breakfast and really enjoy what you are eating.  It takes about 20 minutes for the brain to receive signals from the stomach that you're actually full. So if you rush…you may be overeating.

 

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