No matter how many times we hear the adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” it doesn’t do justice to the importance of a healthy breakfast. Starting your day with a healthy and filling meal that’s free from sugar and simple carbohydrates is essential to maintaining good energy levels throughout the day and staying full for longer before you feel hungry again.

Research also suggests that having a healthy breakfast every day can help you lose excess weight easily or maintain your ideal weight. Along with reduced hunger later in the day and more energy for physical activities, a healthy breakfast prompts people to make healthier dietary choices throughout the day by reducing cravings for sweets and other unhealthy snacks.

A study conducted by the National Weight Control Registry also found that people who ate healthy breakfasts managed to lose an average weight of 30 lb. a year and prevented weight gain for several years.

Here are healthy options to replace common fat-filled breakfast dishes such as cereal and pancakes:

Homemade Oatmeal

Most people in the United States live a busy life and don’t have enough time to prepare breakfasts. A common choice for many people is a warm bowl of instant oatmeal. However, many prepackaged instant packets have more than double the sugar that’s present in whole grains. Homemade oatmeal doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare and can be prepared easily by soaking the grains overnight. Add some fresh fruits or a spoon of organic honey or peanut butter for a healthy meal full of fiber to keep you going all day!

Rye Bread Toasts

Rye bread is full of nutritious vitamins and minerals and is higher in fiber compared to regular bread. It’s also full of micronutrients such as Vitamins B 1, 2, 3, Calcium, and zinc. You can add delicious toppings to your rye bread toast such as Almond Butter and banana or some avocado with a sprinkle of sea salt for a hearty and healthy breakfast.

Fruit or Vegetable-Based Muffins

Muffins are an excellent on-the-go breakfast for people who don’t have time to sit and eat breakfast in the morning. You can prepare a batch of mega muffins on the weekend and use them throughout the day to nibble on or on your way to work. Avoid store-bought muffins as they’re full of unhealthy fats and sugars. Instead, make your own muffins using natural and organic ingredients, including fresh fruits and vegetables.

A nutritious breakfast smoothies topped with chia seeds and dried lavender buds

Breakfast Smoothies

The good thing about smoothies is that they’re quick and easy to make and can be consumed on-the-go. Another great thing about them is that there are endless ingredients you can choose from, including fruits, vegetables, and even nuts! You can also add other healthy ingredients, so long as they are not triggers for you, such as organic honey, Greek yogurt, chia seeds, coconut milk, and various kinds of butter. Just blend them all together, and you have a healthy meal in a cup that you can drink on your way to work!

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