Every morning I look forward to one thing only …BREAKFAST!
It is my favorite and most important meal that gets my day started off right. In other words, “Fuel for the soul.”
Today you’re in luck because I will be sharing one of my all time favorite nutritious breakfasts to make.
But before we get to that nutritious breakfast, let’s talk NUTRITION. When it comes to nutrition, I focus on what’s best for my body, making sure that I am eating protein, carbs and fat in every meal. Especially in my breakfast, in order to fuel my body for the day.
Wait… Did I just say FAT?
Yes, I did! Along with protein and carbohydrates, fat is one of the three macronutrients the human body needs to survive. These macronutrients provide the energy needed for growth and basic body functions.
“How else would you be able to get through your workday full of meetings? Better yet, your midday or evening workout?”
So let’s get back to fat. Why is Fat so important? Fat provides energy, cushions your organs and allows the body to absorb the necessary nutrients your body needs such as vitamins A, D, E and K.
However, there are ‘good fats’ and ‘bad fats.’ Let’s start with the bad and end with the good. There are three types of fats that exist in your body; saturated, unsaturated and trans fat.
Saturated fat is in meat, butter, cream, fast food and junk food like hamburgers and ice cream. Trans fat is in processed fried foods and those yummy snacks like doughnuts, potato chips, cookies and cheese sticks.
The only fat left is the ‘good fat’ aka unsaturated fat. You can lower your blood cholesterol and decrease your risk of heart disease by adjusting your diet to limit saturated and trans fat and increase unsaturated fat. Some examples of unsaturated fat include nuts, avocado, tuna and salmon.
Alright, this is enough talk about fat, I think you get the point. Now, let’s get to the good part… BREAKFAST!
2 Egg Whites – 50 cal, 0g fat, 2g carbs, 10g protein
1 Whole Egg – 70 cal, 5g fat, 1g carbs, 6g protein
1 Turkey Sausage Link – 100 cal, 3.4g fat, 1g carbs, 15g protein
1/4 Grapefruit – 30 cal, 7.5g carbs, 0.5g protein
1/4 Oatmeal – 75 cal, 1.5g fat, 13.5g carbs, 2.5g protein
1/4 Almond Milk – 10 cal, 0.9g fat, 0.5g carbs, 0.2p
1 tbsp Chia Seeds – 60 cal, 3g fat, 5g carbs, 3g protein,
1 tbsp Hemp Seeds – 57 cal, 4.3g fat, 1g carbs, 3.3g protein
Total Protein: 40.5
Total Carbs: 31.5
Total Fat: 25.6
Total Calories: 452
Question of the day: What’s your favorite breakfast that fuels your day?