Eat well, feel healthy
For many people, breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day, as it provides energy and fuel to get you through the day. However, there’s a right, and less right, way to do breakfast, and these breakfasts by wellness bloggers are nutritious, tasty, and filling. Before grabbing a doughnut on your commute, or shaking some sugary cereal into a bowl, consider trying a healthy breakfast item that's high in fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates and that will also provide sustainable energy and a stabilized mood. By eating a healthy breakfast first thing in the morning, you’ll be set up for more productivity and stamina for hours to come. So, what are some signature breakfast staples that wellness bloggers eat each morning? A few shared their go-to meals with me.
Laura Cipullo, registered dietitian, says that eating all three macronutrients––protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates––should be included in a healthy breakfast. “I always start with a Greek yogurt to get probiotics, protein, and calcium. I mix in carbs—raw quick cook oats and a fat source––and a spoonful of wheat germ,” Cipullo says. A great source of fat could be nuts, such as almonds or pistachios.
Eating healthy fats at breakfast is key for staying fuller longer and boosting brainpower, says Cipullo. Great examples include avocado on toast, with an egg for extra protein, or almond butter in a bowl of oatmeal or on a slice of whole wheat toast. There are so many great breakfast toast recipes that include antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, and complex carbohydrates to supply fiber and satiety.
Running coach and personal trainer Susie Lemmer agrees with Cipullo on oats and Greek yogurt, but also likes to sit down to a vegetable and egg white omelet on mornings when she has more time. “Eggs are a great source of protein, and the veggies keep you fuller longer,” Lemmer says. Plus, eggs are versatile, and there are so many things you can make for an egg recipe.” Lemmer suggests continually switching up your vegetable selection and adding in more proteins, such as cheese or lean meat.
For busy mornings on the go, Lemmer recommends making a healthy breakfast smoothie, one that’s high in protein to keep the appetite suppressed until lunchtime. Lemmer likes protein powder, as well as a mix of fruits, protein, and vegetables, such as pumpkin, collagen peptides, stevia, and spinach, and almond milk.