By Terry Orr
Breakfast has always been an important part of daily routine. As a kid going to school – cereal – cream of wheat, oatmeal or cold cereal was the general rule in our home. We enjoyed family breakfast on weekends and holiday and they were simply wonderful with eggs, breakfast meats (including fresh water fish – yum), fruit, veggies, French toast, pancakes, gravy and biscuits could be part of our meal. Breakfast continues to be an important part of my life and more nutritional balance over the past few years.
Ask Dr. Sears offers these 10 Balanced Breakfasts:
Granola cereal, yogurt, a sliced apple
Scrambled eggs, toast, orange juice
Veggie omelet, bran muffin, fruit with yogurt
Whole-grain pancakes or waffles topped with berries and/or yogurt, milk
Whole-wheat zucchini pancakes topped with fruit, milk
French toast topped with fruit, orange juice or milk
Low-fat cheese melted on toast with a piece of fruit
Low-fat cream cheese on a whole-grain bagel, orange juice
Peanut butter and banana slices on an English muffin, milk
For a breakfast-on-the-run smoothie
Spry Living offers “3 Reasons to Eat a Balance Breakfast:
To maintain healthy blood sugar levels;
To maintain a healthy weight; and
To maintain cognitive function.
All three make good sense. There are probably hundreds of recipes, ideas on what are the right types of foods to eat for breakfast – including portions of each – I still a believer in moderation and balance.
What are your thoughts regarding a good breakfast?
What is your favorite breakfast?
Thanks and enjoy your breakfast!
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