There's a saying, breakfast is the most important meals of the day. However in my case, I am often forget to eat breakfast since I usually sleep a little bit later which results in no time for breakfast. Despite that fact, I often feel an unbearable hunger in the morning and yet if there's no time then that means no choice also for me.
As I am living in Asia, a typical breakfast will always be either rice or bread. And guess what, a typical lunch her would always include rice or noodle. Sometimes I am just sick of those two foods. This case may be the opposite of what my fellow readers experience in America. So let's sum a few breakfast alternative ideas to spice up our morning.
1. Cereals or oatmeal - rice
I have stocked some boxes of cereal or oatmeal as an alternative to my typical breakfast: rice with veggies. Obviously if you are used of cereals or oatmeal then try rice instead. Rice with saute vegetables still tastes great as long as you don't have them for 20 years. Brown rice is the alternative if low carb is your belief.
2. Add fruits to oatmeal or cereals
Since I hate raisin, I often use raspberry and diced apples as addition for my regular oatmeal or cereal. Don't forget that puffy cereals will keep you full for fewer spoonful as proven by Cheetos diet research.
3. Egg is not a threat for weight loss
As quoted by City News, a study sponsored by American Egg Board took two groups of women and gave them different meals for breakfast (both meals have the same calories). The first group had two eggs and a toast while others were given bagels and yogurt. The egg group lost 65% more weight and 83% more belly fat.
I use just half of the yolk, tomato and broccoli for my scrambled egg. A low fat cheese will of course taste wonderful with scrambled egg. Just put the cheese after you have fried your scrambled egg, the cheese will melt beautifully on the scrambled egg. It's not the egg which makes you fat, it's what you consume with your egg!
4. Protein bar
There are tons of meal replacement bars available in the market nowadays. This can be a healthy alternative if you don't mind the cost.
5. Add nuts to your breakfast.
Almond and walnut are incredibly addictive for me, so normally I include both of them in my regular serving of cereal. And the best thing is that both of them are a good source of good fat.
With the hype of fro-yo things it should be easy to stock some frozen yogurts to have in the morning. Just watch for the serving size of fro-yo as people tend to consume fro-yo in large quantities since it's pictured as healthy food. Of course the best choice would be a traditional yogurt. I have noticed that some yogurts have long shelf life (4 - 8 months) while some have short shelf life (4 - 8 days). My suspicion is that those who have longer shelf life are packed with preservatives.
7. Air popped popcorn.
It's the traditional breakfast of the Indian according to this source. Air popped popcorn contains significantly lower calories than microwave popped popcorn. However the taste is kind of plain so it's wise to look at this article by University of Nebraska. They wrote some ways to spice up the popcorn while still maintaining the low number of sodium.
Other recipes for breakfast:
Negative Calories Sandwich
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