Saturday, January 24, 2009

Breakfast is the first meal of the day. And I found a helpful tips to have healthy and delicious breakfast. Hope you like it..
  • Since carbohydrates are our bodies' main source of fuel, an ideal breakfast should concentrate on whole grains and fresh fruit
  • Read labels on cereal boxes. Avoid those showing added fat, sugar, and salt
  • Choose cereals made from whole grains, such as whole-wheat or oats
  • Use skim milk on cereal or for a delicious alternative, try unsweetened fruit juice
  • For toast, use whole grain breads
  • Instead of butter, choose a reduced-calorie margarine high in polyunsaturated fats. Or better yet, skip the margarine and use only a little no-fat jam or jelly when possible
  • Watching your cholesterol? Try egg substitutes or egg whites instead of whole eggs
  • Beware of sausage and bacon, both of which are very high in saturated fats
  • Bagels and English muffins are generally low in fat and are a good choice
  • Mix left-over rice with part-skim ricotta cheese and add cinnamon, vanilla, and raisins for a delicious breakfast
  • Combine plain, low-fat yogurt with your choice of fresh fruit. Sweeten lightly and add your favorite cereal
  • Before going to bed, fill a crock pot with oats, rice grits, millet, or any grain combination. Add water, raisins, cinnamon, and vanilla. You'll wake up to a delicious breakfast. (approximately 3 cups water to 1 cup grains)
  • Top a baked potato with yogurt or a little margarine for a quick, nutritious breakfast. Bake ahead of time and warm in toaster oven or bake quickly in microwave.
  • A baked sweet potato topped with cinnamon and a little margarine makes a tasty breakfast
  • Try a breakfast milkshake of skim milk, fruit, and ice mixed in a blender
  • Top a rice cake with low-fat cottage cheese, unsweetened apple butter, and a sprinkling of sunflower seeds

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