A healthy New Year starts with breakfast!
You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know why? Just like cars need gas, our bodies need fuel for energy, clarity and overall good attitudes. Eating breakfast also increases metabolism, and studies have shown weight loss is easier for those who eat breakfast. When you keep your body from getting the fuel it needs, there’s a tendency to overeat during lunch and dinner. Similarly, eating the right breakfast foods can help boost your day.
Here’s Salba Smart’s guide to a healthy breakfast:
· Eggs – You’ve probably seen all the commercials for the “Incredible Edible Egg,” and here’s why: eggs are a great source of protein, which gives you energy for the day, and contains nutrients like Vitamin D.
· Oatmeal – It’s such a classic breakfast food, but it’s often overlooked. Oats are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, folate and potassium. Whether you cook on a stove, grab a pouch to-go, or heat in the microwave, oatmeal is a quick and filling breakfast that gets the job done. Plus, it’s one of the best foods to add Salba Chia seeds for a boost of fiber, protein and iron. (see recipe below)
· Greek Yogurt – Another great grab-n-go option, greek yogurt is packed with calcium and protein, and mixing in fruit can add sweetness and flavor.
· Grapefruit – Add a little sweetness to breakfast by eating grapefruit. The tart, tangy and sweet fruit is filled with Vitamin C, which can help reduce cold symptoms, as well as Vitamin A and fiber.
The best part? You can add more nutrition to these foods by just sprinkling on 1 Tablespoon of Salba Chia Whole Seeds!
Recipe Idea: Oatmeal A Go Go
|Recipe Idea and Photo Credit: RelishRelish.com|
What you need:
Mason jars, half pint size
Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Oatmeal
Fresh Fruit (Strawberries, mangoes, bananas, etc)
Vanilla or plain Greek Yogurt
Salba Chia Seeds
Sweetener (if desired) sugar, honey, NuNaturals vanilla, etc.
Chopped nuts or raisins, if desired
Add the oats, milk, yogurt, protein and sweetener to a mason jar. Place the lid on the jar and shake to combine. Open the lids, add fruit and gently stir. Place in the fridge for up to 2 days. Bananas tend to last the shortest amount of time.
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