We have all heard the old saying that breakfasts are the most important meal of the day, and your Grandma was right. Breakfast, for most of us is the first meal of the day, and mornings are usually the most active time of the day. Whether you have eggs and bacon, or start your day with a healthy recipe, it is important to fuel your body so you have energy to face your day. If you fail to do so, you will find yourself not as alert as if you ate in the morning.
Many of us skip the first meal of the day for various reasons, either you do not have time or you think skipping breakfast will allow you to save some calories; whatever the reason, skipping it is a bad idea. There are many quick and healthy recipes you can use to start your day; a fruit smoothie made with yogurt is a healthy alternative, or an egg white omelet with some onions and peppers is tasty.
There are many fast food chains that offer breakfast; and going through the drive-thru saves time and effort, but these may not be the healthiest breakfast choices. Although many love a sausage and egg biscuit with hash browns, it is ok to splurge once and a while, especially when in a hurry.
Sometimes people get into a breakfast rut, and eat the same thing every day. For instance, some people eat a bowl of oatmeal and a glass of milk every morning in the winter and a carton of yogurt and a glass of milk in the summer. Some people just know what they like, I guess.
Weekends are a great time to have a family breakfast; families sometimes love to have brunch around lunchtime on Saturday or Sunday. Everyone gathers in the kitchen or at a restaurant, ordering pancakes or waffles and bacon with cheesy scrambled eggs; or sometimes homemade biscuits and country ham.
Sometimes it is fun to go out to breakfast with friends, but not a fast food breakfast. Try to have breakfast with my friends every couple of months, go to a nice restaurant and splurge; eggs benedicts or eggs Florentine and mimosas. You can get a chance to catch up, and enjoy a meal you do not have to cook.
There are some quick and easy recipes you can give the kids as they head out the door to the school bus; this could be as easy as making peanut butter on toast or buttered toast. Many kids are slow getting ready for school so sitting at the table is not plausible. Taking something in the car and eating on the way may be your best bet.
Whatever you choose for breakfast, just remember it is an important meal. It is what gives us the energy to face our day; so we can meet our challenges with a smile. There are many easy and healthy recipes out there for unique breakfasts that will tempt even the fussiest of eaters.