Quick Breakfast Ideas

February 16, 2007

From when I was a child, I kept hearing the same words over and over, "Part of this complete breakfast". Now I'm an adult and have just recently truly paid attention to those words. I used to be one to skip breakfast altogether, but can't anymore as I'm now working out at the gym. I've got to thinking, "What IS a complete breakfast?"


I thought I would share what I have found to work for me, for someone who gets up and never has time to stay and eat, but goes to work. A complete breakfast should have three of the four food groups and about 300 calories (a bowl of fiber-rich cereal with milk and a banana is an example of a complete breakfast). Ideally, there should be protein and fibre in the breakfast. These slow sugar release from foods so that you feel fuller longer. Recommended daily intake (RDI) for fibre is 30 grams. So it's great to eat whole grain breads and fiber-rich cereals in the morning to meet this RDI. Another thing to look for in a complete breakfast is calcium (to keep up bone density/mass).

To get the benefits a breakfast offers, you don't have to eat as soon as you wake up. Just make sure you eat within two hours of getting up. As I personally am out the door right when I get up, I have my own grocery cupboard at work, consisting of (and matching 3 out of 4 food groups):

  1. Nestle Carnation Instant Breakfast with 250mL 1% white milk. Good alternative: Nestle Carnation Breakfast Anytime!

  2. 2 slices of 100% whole wheat bread (btw, I have noticed that the whole wheat bread toasts oh so much better than white).

  3. Trans-fat free peanut butter (crunchy has less sodium than smooth).

  4. Strawberry jam (ok ok, the sugar in these jams are quite high, but at least there is fruit in there. somewhere. right?)
Just to end here, keep this in mind, breakfast gives you the energy boost you need after an eight-hour stint without eating. It gives you brainpower and energy. Breakfast speeds up our metabolism, the rate at which we burn energy. Some argue that if they eat breakfast, they're hungry again a few hours later but if they skip that first meal of the day, they're not hungry until the afternoon. Not feeling hungry until late in the day is a bad sign. It means your metabolism is sluggish. If you eat breakfast and you're hungry a few hours later, good! It means you have a high metabolism. You should be hungry every 3-4 hours.

As for me, I can definitely vouch that I have more energy throughout the day just by eating the breakfast I mentioned above. I would recommend anyone who argues to at least test it out for a month. You WILL see a difference in your energy and your mood.

By Kevin from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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We are all getting tired of cereal and oatmeal. Does anyone have any yummy, easy, and simple breakfast ideas to spice things up a bit?

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I make egg "McMuffins" at home. With a microwave egg cooker (found at Walmart) cook egg, topped with a couple of slices of thinly sliced ham for one minute. While cooking, toast the English Muffin. Fold the corners of a slice of American Cheese into a small square and place on top of one half of muffin. When egg is done, place it on top of cheese, and put the other half of the muffin. Can be wrapped for an easy on-the-run meal.

I also make breakfast burritos. Scramble eggs, add cheese, salsa, bacon pieces, ham, whatever your kids like! Wrap it all up in a flour tortilla, and again, an easy on-the-go meal!

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