Importance of Breakfast
By: Morgan Kidwell
One thing that I noticed while I was in high school, and now that I’m in in college, is that some students just don’t make time for breakfast. We’ve been told all our lives that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and I couldn’t agree more! Eating breakfast gives you a great start to the day, if you eat right. One of my favorite breakfast items is avocado on whole grain toast with an egg on top. By using whole grain bread instead of white bread, you get extra fiber from the whole grains, along with healthy fats from the avocado. There have been debates about whether egg yolks are good for you, and in fact they are. Egg yolks contain vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as Omega-3 fats, which helps minimize the risk of heart disease. There are also many foods you can have with your eggs and toast on the side to make a well balanced meal, such as fruit, which adds more vitamins and minerals.
There are also great sweet options, such as yogurt with granola and fruit (this is also a great easy on-the-go snack I mentioned in my last article). You can also add chia seeds for more beneficial vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids from the seeds, which will help you stay fuller longer, especially for those long classes. If you’re a pancake or waffle lover, these can be great breakfast items. I personally like Kodiak Cakes pancake or waffle mix, which come in a variety of flavors. Kodiak Cakes also has frozen waffles as well as microwavable flapjacks and oatmeal for when you’re in a real time crunch. I personally love their oatmeal; it keeps me full for a good length of time and it is so versatile.
I hope, after reading this article, you get inspired to take the time and make nutritious and delicious breakfasts to help keep you full and satisfied throughout the morning!