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I love steel cut oatmeal with bananas cut into it. I make it with milk for the flavor and extra calcium. When I eat other breakfast things like box cereal or anything high carb such as a bagel, I find myself hungry all day, and I am hungry for junky food to boot!
I too am going with oats! They are my favourite either as hot porridge flakes or as muesli - my current favourite. Health-wise, not only do they do reduce cholesterol but also line the stomach with a gentle protective gel, making people feel fuller for longer and helping weight loss plans!
Personally, I think you need to have some sort of grain without too much added refined sugar. One of the problems with so many boxed cereals is that, while they contain grain, they contain masses of additives that are not healthy. Therefore, something like oatmeal or granola without too much sugar is a great way to start the day.
A good balance of protein and grain always makes for a healthy breakfast. You want something that will fill you up and get you going for your day. You also want to have a substantial breakfast because this is what will get your metabolism going. My go-to breakfast is an egg and whole-wheat toast with some fruit and yogurt (non-fat, only a little sugar or sweetener). That takes care of your protein, grain, and fruit. Whatever you are eating for breakfast, you should definitely eat SOMETHING, otherwise your metabolism won't get going, and you'll be hungrier and without energy for the rest of the day.
Being a native Southerner, my favorite breakfast is bacon, sausage, eggs and grits--washed down with a big glass of milk. Needless to say, it is probably not the healthiest breakfast, but tens of millions of people eat something similar each day. When I try to eat healthily, I eat a bowl of Special K with lowfat milk and some fruit and yogurt. I also drink coffee every morning, and I find it an even greater way of jump-starting my body each new day.
I would say a healthy breakfast should contain both protein and fiber without excessive carbs. Oatmeal is a great healthy breakfast. Some cereals are healthy but many contain high amounts of carbohydrates and sugar. Yogurt with granola can be another healthy breakfast. Personally, I enjoy a banana for breakfast. It has a lot of potassium and some fiber.
Well, reading these posts has certainly made me look forward to breakfast tomorrow! Seriously, I agree that whole grains and fruit are best. I am lucky to be married to someone who makes the best banana and whole wheat pancakes on the planet -- an ideal combo, in my opinion!
While whole grains are a super choice, most nutritionists suggest getting a serving of protein and a little fat into breakfast as well, since the combination will provide both a quick boost of energy to start the day and also nutritional staying power to carry you through to lunchtime without a slump. Your pancakes, which probably include egg in the mix and some butter on top, definitely qualify!
My personal go-to breakfast is oatmeal with some fruit and nut muesli mixed in, made with 2% milk. I eat pretty early, so I usually have a piece of fruit a couple of hours later.
I think a serving of fruit, some protein and some complex carbohydrates are a healthy breakfast. A whole grain cereal, with skim milk and fresh fruit, along with some juice is a healthy breakfast. Or, fresh fruit and Greek yogurt. Or, an egg-white omelet and wheat toast with fresh fruit.
In your opinion, what is the healthiest breakfast?
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