Breakfast: It’s the most important meal of the day, and you all shared some great ideas for starting the day off right. Read on for new twists on morning favorites — eggs, pancakes and oatmeal.
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We’re all pretty familiar with old-fashioned rolled oats, but there’s more to this whole grain than oatmeal.
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One out of every four people ditches breakfast each morning, and many folks who do eat it turn to less-healthy options for a quick fix. Forgo the fruit-filled pastry, and have some fiber-rich carbs, fresh fruit, lean protein or veggies instead. If you’re always starving by lunch time, up the amount of fiber in your morning meal; this will help keep you full.
You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again — breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating it kick-starts your metabolism, improves your concentration and can even help you maintain a healthy weight. But, yes, busy schedules mean we don’t always make the time.
Your day’s first dish doesn’t have to be elaborate — just make sure it packs a powerful punch. If you’re breakfast wary, check out four of my favorite standbys for the busy workweek.
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If you get the ABC News Now channel, you may have caught Dana on “Good Morning America – Health” earlier this week. She talked with host Tanya Rivero about fresh foods that boost your brain. If you missed it, check out the list and watch the short segment here.
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Whether you’re heading back to classes or to work after a vacation, you might need a brain boost. Instead of overdosing on coffee or jittery energy drinks, here are some fresh foods to help keep your brain in top shape.
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We have had a couple posts this week about buying (or making) the healthiest snack and energy bars. Continuing on that theme, I wanted to give props to Dana for this homemade version. Her recipe includes a mix of oatmeal, peanut butter, brown rice cereal and dried fruits, but you can always sub in your favorite fruits or nut butter variations. (Check out Dana’s how-to video, too.)
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Jump start your metabolism with a quick-and-easy breakfast. Make a large batch of oatmeal a few days in advance. Each morning, microwave individual portions and sprinkle with nuts and dried fruit or drop in a swirl of peanut butter and top with fresh bananas. No time? Set your alarm clock 10 minutes earlier, that’s all it takes.
Try it: Vanilla Spice Oatmeal >>