Swap This: Breakfast
Breakfast is the called the most important meal of the day for a reason. A healthy breakfast will get you started for your busy day, especially when it’s full of complex carbohydrates. As a general rule, you should always try and eat something within 30 minutes of waking up to kick-start your metabolism. Here are some easy, healthy changes to start your day off right!
Cereal for oats
- Cereal is often loaded with sugar (even the ones that look like they might be healthy). They also offer little nutritional value. Oats are packed with fiber and complex carbs. To get your morning started right, try overnight oats as an alternative for this healthy option.
White toast for multigrain or sprouted brown toast
- Multigrain or brown toast is loaded with protein and fibre, whereas plain white toast contains hidden sugar and registers high on the glycemic index.
Flavoured fruit yogurt for Greek yogurt with berries and ground flax seed
- Why have flavoured yogurt when you could have real fruit? Avoid the refined sugar hiding in yogurt and opt for plain Greek yogurt naturally sweetened with berries! Add some ground flaxseed for a bit of extra fibre and omega-3.
Fried egg for a hardboiled egg
- Frying your egg generally requires butter or oil to keep the egg from sticking to the pan. A hardboiled egg gives you the same protein with less fat.