Did you know that eating a high-energy breakfast restores your body’s blood sugar and helps your body burn more calories? The problem is most of us don’t eat a good breakfast because we are rushing out the door to get to work, or taking the kids to school. If you can’t squeeze in a high-energy breakfast, then eat a healthy high-energy snack instead. Below are breakfast snacks that help regulate your blood sugar and keep your energy going until lunchtime.
Eggs are high in protein. Eat them boiled, scrambled, baked, or fried. If you have more time, make an omelet.
Bananas Topped with Peanut Butter
Bananas contain sugar and fiber which give you a lot of energy. Add sliced bananas to your cereal or oatmeal, OR top bananas with some peanut butter or almond butter.
Whole Grain Bagel with Cream Cheese & Salmon
Salmon is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and whole grains help reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. This is definitely a powerhouse snack!
Mix low-fat plain yogurt with some flaxseed meal, ground cinnamon, fresh fruit, and low-fat granola.
*or substitute granola with chopped unsalted nuts such as raw almonds, walnuts or pecans
Apples with Cheese
Apples takes longer to digest compared to other fruits, plus they’re packed with fiber. Add calcium to your morning snack by eating sliced apples with cheese.
Remember, if you can’t eat a full meal for breakfast, opt for a healthy breakfast snack instead. You’ll start off your day feeling more energy. Plus, you’ll regulate your blood sugar, and experience fewer cravings and binges throughout the day.