Breakfast is one of those meals that people sometimes rush and when they choose to actually sit down to have breakfast they might not know what to cook. It is too common that I would go to a friend’s house for breakfast and get served some steak and eggs. This is perfectly fine for me since I love steak yet a bunch of protein is not exactly what you would call the optimal consumption of foods.
The thing that stands out during breakfast is that people tend to consume a lot of protein. This comes in the form of eggs, ham, bacon and whatever else that is made with those ingredients. Pancakes and waffles come to mind really quickly. The thing about this is that although protein is great for us, especially in the morning, we should diversify the minerals and energy that we get. This means adding in maybe some fruit, potatoes, or other veges that are not purely just protein.
Here is a list of foods and how often they should be consumed:
Eggs – Try and have an egg every breakfast with some days in between that you do not have it. For most people eggs are an excellent source of protein and it has relatively no fat at all. On the other hand, there is a large amount of calcium, which means that older people should watch out when they are consuming a large number of eggs. A way that you can avoid this is by only eating egg whites. Egg whites can be bought in cartons and are delicious yet and just as healthy. The center, the yolk, is where most of the cholesterol is stored.
Bacon – Keep this as low as you can. Bacon is not only strips of fat in my opinion but also fried in more fat. So you are stacking fat with even more fat, which is never a good combination at all. If you have to have some bacon use good oil like olive oil, also try and make the bacon turkey bacon as it is slightly more healthy.
Ham – Ham is a good breakfast option. It is tasty and most of the time it is baked which means there is less fat compared to bacon. Furthermore, it is a good source of protein.
Veges – Try and have these as often as you can. Obviously it is hard to actually have vegetables each breakfast sitting since what I have said above is a lot easier to cook and probably taste better as well. What veges should you have? Tomatoes, broccoli, onions or anything else that you have in your fridge. Any vegetables will provide you with a large about of fiber, minerals, and vitamins while having no fat on the side. And if you really have nothing to really cook then mix it with some eggs and cook yourself an omelet.
Fruits – Great way of substituting some of the foods above. Plus fruits are usually easy to carry around and just as good and healthy.