Beyond Bacon and Eggs:4 Great Breakfast Choices

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Skipping a morning meal can lead to sluggishness and irritability, especially for children and young adults. Unfortunately, many people feel too rushed to eat a quality meal before they start the day. Even if your mornings are hectic and harried, there is still time for breakfast. Check out these quick, satisfying and healthy options that will fuel the first part of your day so you can stay on top of your game.

1. Breakfast Shakes

Smoothies may be just the thing for your chaotic mornings. You can easily make your own with fruits, vegetables, various dairy or nut milk and protein sources. If you prefer to leave the guesswork out, try a powdered shake mix that is designed to deliver the right amount of calories and nutrients to get your day started right. After reading a few Le-Vel Thrive reviews, it is easy to see how whipping up a quick shake for breakfast can help you power through any morning routine.

2. Oatmeal 

Oatmeal is a fantastic choice for breakfast, whether you want it hot or cold. Yes, oatmeal can be delicious served cold, a la overnight oats. What's best about them is that you can make breakfast for several days ahead of time and then just grab one from the fridge when you are ready to eat. Of course, traditionalists can stick with hot oatmeal. Since oats are whole grains, they are loaded with fiber, protein and vitamins. They provide a steady source of energy that will leave you full all morning long.

3. Greek Yogurt 

Protein is an essential part of breakfast, and Greek yogurt is a great way to include it. It goes through an additional straining process to remove some of the whey that traditional yogurt does not. The end result is a slightly tart taste that is lower in sugar, yet still high in calcium, vitamins and protein. That may be why there are so many great health benefits associated with eating Greek yogurt.

4. Avocado Toast

There are plenty of people that will tell you to steer clear of all carbs, but whole grains are essential to your health. A hearty slice of whole-grain toast, topped with sliced avocado for protein and healthy fat is not only delicious, but it will also leave you feeling satisfied and energized throughout the morning. Try to find bread that uses the minimum amount of sweetener needed to activate the yeast for the healthiest option.

You don't have to skip breakfast because your morning is going askew. Instead, put together a satisfying meal packed with protein, whole grains and healthy fats to replenish your depleted stores.

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