Healthy Breakfast Makeovers – Start Your Day Off Right

Mornings can be hectic, but starting the day with breakfast can help your metabolism, cut down on what you eat the rest of the day and boost your energy.

Learn how to make quick, healthy breakfast favorites with these tips:

1. Revamp the breakfast sandwich.

Fast-food breakfast sandwiches are high in fat and low in fiber. Make your own with a toasted whole-wheat English muffin, one egg white, lean meat such as turkey bacon and a slice of low-fat cheese. Make them ahead of time by baking the eggs in a muffin tin with the chunks of turkey bacon and cheese inside. Put the baked egg in the muffin, wrap individually and freeze for the week.

2. Stay full on the go

Grab some oatmeal and top with fresh sliced fruits and walnuts. Put it in a to-go bowl and you’re off. You’ll stay full for hours.

3. Top of your toast

Skip the butter and melt low-fat cheese on a slice of whole-wheat toast or try peanut butter and banana slices. Add some more fresh fruit and a glass of skim milk for a nutrient-packed meal.

4. Watch out for waffle toppings.

Waffles drenched in butter and syrup add unwanted calories and fat. Try whole-wheat waffles topped with fresh berries or peanut butter.

5. Add egg whites.

Make a heart-healthy omelet by skipping the yolk and adding extra egg whites and veggies.

6. Bundle your breakfast:

Wrap two egg whites in a whole-wheat tortilla and add green and red peppers. Top with a little salsa for a flavorful kick.

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