Boost Your Mind, Body and Energy with Breakfast
Benovates Expert Blogger
Kickstart Your Brain in the Morning
It might not be fair to say that everyone in the world must fall into either a morning person or night owl category, but most of us definitely have a preference. And with fall on the way (yes, we hate to admit it, too), it’s going to be that much more tempting to hit the snooze button in the morning.
Tips abound on how to increase your morning-person disposition. From oil pulling to drinking hot lemon water to an alarm that rolls across the floor, everyone has something that helps get their motor running. However, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to energize your mind as well as your body… and no, it’s not coffee; it’s just breakfast.
Eating breakfast is important for your physical and mental wellbeing. So much so, that offering breakfast is becoming a common part of workplace wellness programs. But for those of us whose workplaces aren’t handing out scrambled eggs and are too hurried in the morning to have a bowl of cereal, there are still healthy, efficient options.
Here are some great breakfast options from Real Simple (see? It’s even in the name), designed for people who might hit the snooze button a few too many times.
Mustard, Avocado, and Dill on a Whole-Wheat Muffin With Boiled Egg
Minimal cooking (just boiling an egg and toasting a muffin) make this a perfect multi-tasking breakfast. Put the water for the egg on, get dressed. Pop the muffin in the toaster, get your shoes and bag together for the day. Slap it all together and hit the road.
Almond Butter, Yogurt, and Fruit Parfaits
Mix it up however you like it. Start with a dollop of plain yogurt, swirl with almond (or other nut) butter, layer with fruit, and repeat. Add granola for more texture (and nutrients).
Fruit and Cheese
Simple, right? Grab some grapes and an apple, slice up some cheese, and snack on it all morning. Add almonds or other nuts for a little more protein.
Something Prepackaged… Within Reason
Of course something homemade is always best. But at the very least, even grabbing a breakfast bar, biscuits, waffle, even an Egg McMuffin (yup, you read that right) is better than a stomach full of nothing. Try to only go this route on occasion and look for products with the fewest ingredients and low amounts of sugar.
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