Commonly touted as the most important meal of the day, breakfast often becomes the step-child of the day’s meals by virtue of its timing. First thing in the morning is not when most people want to take the time to plan and prepare a strategically focused meal.
Many will choose the “breakfast in a box,” pre-packaged, or pastry option, while others will simply forgo the hassle altogether and eat when it’s more convenient. This leaves purposeful nutrition at a bit of a handicap. So, the question that I’d like to provide some insight into is this: “Breakfast, is it really that important?”
The short answer is YES, and for both purpose and quality! Why? It is this first meal that will set the stage for the energy balance of your entire day. Your breakfast choice will also make the difference between performing well in demanding mental/physical tasks and falling short.
By making a quality breakfast a daily priority, you will:
Below is a list of ideas for healthy, tasty, and creative breakfast options (and many can be prepared ahead of time to increase convenience):
The most important things to keep in mind when choosing your breakfast options are:
Finally, many breakfast food options can be prepped well ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for that quick “grab-n-go” convenience that we have all come to enjoy!
What is your preferred breakfast choice? Have you noticed how your energy level throughout the day changes based on your breakfast? Do you put some thinking into preparing a healthy breakfast, or do you avoid this meal altogether?
Tags Healthy Eating