Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. People will tell you that they skip the meal when dieting, but that’s not a good practice to get into. Your body needs the food that you provide it after you wake up, kickstarting it from a long fast overnight. You’ll have gone at least eight hours without food!
Your breakfast will help to kickstart your metabolism. It should help to balance out the overnight glucose levels (which are normal to be higher than during the day) and will help to sustain you until your next meal.
To make the most of the meal, you need to eat the right types of foods. You also need a breakfast that is tasty, making you want to eat more of it and not feel like you’re dieting or sacrificing happiness for healthy food.
Here are nine tasty breakfast ideas that will kickstart your morning.
Start with Toast with the Right Toppings
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While we would all love to take an hour off for lunch, it’s not always possible. We may run our own business and have to get back to the slog of day-to-day operations. In other cases, we have lunch meetings, or our bosses just won’t let us have a full hour.
But while we don’t have much time, we want more than a quick sandwich. We need sustenance and food that we enjoy. Lunchtime is often the only time we get to ourselves during the work day, and we want to make the most of it.
It’s time to try out these delicious but quick lunch recipes. They’re easy to throw together whether you plan, or you must do it all during lunch.
Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Salad
Let’s start simple, seasonal, and delicious. Sun-dried tomatoes can be a required taste, but you will get used to them. They offer a Mediterranean taste to your meals, especially when mixed with pasta.
Choose whole grain pasta for the best filling results. You’ll get complex carbs and plenty of fiber for slow and supported digestion. The energy will be released slowly throughout the afternoon, so you don’t get the 3pm slump. Read More