Every meal of the day is important.
Breakfast just happens to be the first one. You have heard a million times and more that breakfast is an important meal for weight loss and the reason is because it jump starts & cranks up your metabolism for the day. That means your body is using the right amount of fuel and the right kind of fuel…fat.
To crank up your metabolism first thing in the morning, try these 3 Sensible, Efficient, & Effective Breakfast Ideas:
1. Blueberry Cornmeal Muffin & Hard Boiled Egg:
In a large bowl, mix together 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup cornmeal, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda. In another large bowl, mix together 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk, 1/4 cup canola oil, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 slightly beaten egg, 1/2 cup pecans, and 1/2 cup blueberries. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and combine. Mist muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pans and bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes. Enjoy with 1 hard boiled egg on the side.
2. Spinach & mushroom strata:
Spray a baking dish with non-stick oil spray, place 4 slices of toasted whole-grain bread on bottom. In a frying pan, saute 2 cups sliced mushrooms, 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper, and 1/4 cup minced onion; for 5 minutes. Add 4 cups baby spinach and saute 1 minute. Beat 8 eggs with 1 cup skim milk and pour over bread. Top with sauteed vegetables and 2 tablespoons Parmesan; season with salt and black pepper. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes or until egg is fully cooked.
3. Oats & Honey:
Cook 1/4 cup oats according to package directions with 1/2 cup chopped apple or pear. Top with 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds, a dash ground ginger, and 2 teaspoons honey.
Strength & Love,
P.S – those of you asking for snack ideas, they’re comin’ up. Keep in mind that most breakfast, lunch, & dinners are interchangeable with your snacks. Yes! Small meals every 2-3 hours will make you eat less at each meal making them “small meals.” Just nix the starch after 3pm & you’re good to go for weight loss
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