Low Calorie Breakfast Recipes
Studies have shown that skipping breakfast leads to being overweight, which is why these quick and healthy breakfast recipes for weight management are so helpful. Most experts agree that eating a nutritious breakfast that is high in fiber and protein not only revs your metabolism, but gives you enough energy to get through the day.
Studies have not only shown that eating a healthy breakfast gives you energy, but that when you do you are more likely to pass up high calories foods later in the day. "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it helps jumpstart your body's metabolism," says Dr. Joy Ohayia, author of Your Prescription For Total Wellness. "However, many folks do not consume breakfast for various reasons, the most common being 'no time.'"
The healthy breakfast recipes listed below are low in calories and high in nutrition. Some of these recipes you can make the night before and pop them in the microwave in the morning -- or you can quickly assemble them in the morning.
Layered fruit and yogurt parfait
This healthy breakfast recipe, courtesy of Francesa Pucher of Fitness 121, is a nutritious start to your morning.
Apple crumble oatmeal
Recipe courtesy of Sheila Viers of Live Well 360.
"This recipe has an excellent taste and a creamy texture," says Brenda J. Ponichtera, registered dietitian, award-winning author and editorial advisor for Today's Diet and Nutrition. "We especially like the flavor when using yogurt."
Source: Quick and Healthy recipes , © 2009 Brenda J. Ponichtera, R.D., Published by Small Steps Press, publishing health conscious books for the general population, a division of the American Diabetes Association; retail $18.95;To order call 1-800-232-6733 or visit www.QuickandHealthy.net. Also available at local and online bookstores.
Buttermilk Bran Breakfast Squares
"This is a variation of the popular buttermilk muffin recipe you may have tried in the past," says Ponichtera. "It's very moist, high in fiber and low in fat."
Note: One serving is an excellent source of fiber.
Source: Quick and Healthy recipes © 2009 Brenda J. Ponichtera, R.D., Published by Small Steps Press, publishing health conscious books for the general population, a division of the American Diabetes Association; retail $18.95;To order call 1-800-232-6733 or visit www.QuickandHealthy.net. Also available at local and online bookstores.
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