What To Eat Instead of Big Breakfasts
The other day we reported how big breakfasts were not, in fact, the key to slimming down. Whether you believe this or not, we all definitely agree that some morning meals are better for you than others.
Here are TIMEs suggestions for 5 healthy breakfasts:
Oatmeal Breakfast cereals, even if they claim to be really healthy, are usually full of sugars and fats, whereas oatmeal is full of soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. Be sure to add some berries and a dash of low-fat milk, instead of brown sugar and cream.
Poached Eggs Whole Grain Toast Swap out your fried eggs for poached. You still get goodness of a gooey yolk, but poached eggs are cooked in a hot water bath, getting rid of the oil that comes with frying. Add a piece of whole wheat toast instead of pancakes, and youre good to go protein and whole grains.
Also, ditch your fried potatoes for sweet potato hash, which is high in carotenoids,vitamin C, potassium and fiber. And if you must, add few strips of lean turkey bacon in place of sausage links. Your own version of a lumberjack special!
Multigrain Waffles Instead of your normally high-sugar Eggos, try a lightly-sweetened, whole grain one. To ensure theres no hidden sweeteners and corn syrup, buy some mix and make your own.
Whole-Grain English Muffin Instead of a fattening bagel and cream cheese, try a whole grain English muffin topped with almond or peanut butter. Its high-protein, high-fiber and on calories and fat.