Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Helen Schifter, the former Wall Street arbitrage trader, former Hearst, and Conde Nast editor, and well-known socialite, is always trim and full of energy and vigor.
And Schifter attributes a lot of that energy, trimness, and vitality to far more than natural genetics.
Among Schifter’s habits is the eating of a good breakfast every morning. And health officials agree with this habit. According to Web MD, eating a good breakfast accelerates your metabolism which helps you burn more calories during the day, can improve your concentration and memory, reduces and lowers levels of bad cholesterol, lowers the chance of you getting diabetes, heart disease, and all the attendant health problems with being overweight. So what exactly should you eat in the morning?
Here are some ideas according to several health sources and Helen Schifter:
Eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Eggs are a fantastic source of protein, keep you satisfied, maintain balanced blood sugar, may increase insulin sensitivity, have choline and antioxidants, and just are an overall great source of nutrition. They are also very delicious!
The easiest egg recipe is perhaps scrambled eggs, which can be made by melting a teaspoon of unsalted butter and mixing it thoroughly with 2 eggs, 1/4 teaspoon of fresh pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt. Mix thoroughly and cook in a heated pan.
- Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is a really creamy, delicious food, particularly when it is paired with berries, fruit, or vegetables.
Add a little greek yogurt to your morning breakfast and you reduce hunger cravings, get a lot of probiotics for your gut, and to boot, you may be eating a food that helps you reduce the possibility of getting breast cancer as well as help you lose weight or stay naturally trim.
One great recipe is Greek Yogurt with mango and passion fruit. Simply slice and puree mango slices, then puree them in a blender, mix with a little lime juice and fold over some greek yogurt, and top with a little passion fruit.
This recipe has only natural sugars and protein and goes great with the scrambled eggs described above. While you are at it, reach into the cupboard and throw that box of sugar-coated cereal into the trash.
If you do not load it with sugar, oatmeal is one of the best meals for breakfast.
Not only does Oatmeal contain a tremendous amount of natural fiber which fills you up, but oatmeal has been shown to significantly reduce cholesterol.
Also, oatmeal is rich in antioxidants, which may do wonders for your blood pressure.
The only knock on oatmeal is that it does not contain a lot of protein, which is very important for breakfast. So be sure and combine it now only with a little milk, but perhaps drink a glass of milk together.
One very easy oatmeal recipe is to boil the oats, then combine with banana, a little vanilla extract, and some cinnamon with a pinch of salt.