Saturday, March 10, 2012

Boost Your Metabolism With Breakfast

It's the most important meal of the day, so don't skip it. Make it quick or make it to go with a few simple ideas:
  • Top a toaster waffle with almond butter and a slice of fruit, or low fat yogurt.
  • Add your favorite whole grain cereal to yogurt to add crunch.
  • Make instant oatmeal with skim milk instead of water. Add berries, nuts, or raisins.
  • Cook hard boiled eggs ahead and store them for a quick breakfast with your favorite bagel or English muffin. Or slice them and fill a pita - add shredded cheese.
  • Top a bagel or English muffin with a slice of breakfast ham and low fat Swiss cheese. Ham is a very lean and nutritious cut of meat - a better option than bacon or sausage.
  • Make your own low fat, no added sugar, smoothie with skim milk, strawberries, and bananas.
  • Spread peanut butter on a flour tortilla and add a whole banana, roll it up!

You'll find you have so much more energy, and you won't be so tempted by the vending machine or doughnut drive-through.