As a new school year begins, it may be hard to get back into the swing of things. All of a sudden, it’s back to waking up early for a day full of class, work, extracurriculars, and maybe some gym time if you can muster up the energy. To help get you through the day, it off with a power breakfast. I know I sound like your mother, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” But it’s true, eating the right food for breakfast can make all the difference in how you feel for the rest of the day. I’ve made it easy for you by giving you a list of some great power breakfasts.
1. Oatmeal with fruit.
Instead of eating a packet of instant oatmeal, buy the plain package of oatmeal. Skip all the sweeteners that are in those instant packets, and add some fresh fruit and cinnamon for great flavor and nutritional value.
2. English muffin with peanut butter and fruit.
Toast a whole wheat English muffin and spread on natural or organic peanut butter. Top this with ¼ cup of sliced bananas, and eat with a side of blueberries.
3. Egg white omelet with toast. Make an egg white omelet with spinach, tomatoes, and a touch of cheese, and pair it with a slice of whole grain toast. This is a great option to order when looking for something healthy to eat when you’re out.
4. Greek Yogurt.
Plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and a little granola.
5. Change up your cereal.
Add some fruit and walnuts to your plain, boring cereal to vamp up the flavor and the nutritious value.
If you need something on the go as you rush off to your dreaded 8 am class, blend up a power smoothie. Add cooked oatmeal, almonds, bananas, and yogurt. You can add a little cinnamon if you want some extra flavor.
7. Grapefruit and toast.
Grapefruits are awesome because they are a negative calorie fruit and speed up your metabolism. Eat half of a grapefruit and two slices of whole grain toast.
8. Avocado and cottage cheese.
Avocado lovers, here’s the perfect breakfast for you. It sounds odd, but it’s delicious! Try half of an avocado filled with cottage cheese with a side of sliced tomatoes.
9. Egg and cheese sandwich.
On the go? If you have to stop for breakfast instead of making it yourself, opt for an egg and cheese sandwich. This provides protein to keep you full until lunch, something that can’t be said about an empty calorie bagel with cream cheese.
10. Hard Boiled Eggs on toast.
Slice up some hard boiled eggs and put in on two slices of whole grain toast. Add half of a grapefruit as a side for the ultimate power breakfast.