Today is Memorial Day. We will all likely overeat with our cookouts and picnics. So today’s blog will focus on food, in particular the importance of breakfast and how it can assist you in living a healthier, more productive life. Check out the recipe at the end of this blog for a super healthy, deliciously good breakfast that will leave you thinking that you just had dessert!
Studies have shown that people that eat breakfast feel better not just physically, but emotionally as well during the day. People who skip breakfast are more prone to anger and depression, as well as unhappiness. Your body needs the nutrients when you wake up, and those that eat breakfast do better in school and stay more focused at work. It helps you to control your weight by fueling your body so that you don’t overeat later in the day.
To get a good, well-rounded breakfast, aim for 350-400 calories and a combination of fiber, protein and healthy fat (think oats, whole wheat bread, avocado, eggs, and yogurt). Include at least one serving of fruit – see the sample menu at the end of today’s post for a delicious example!
Just as good breakfasts will keep you from hoovering up snacks later on, praying when we wake up is also a great way to start the day. Start the day out on the right foot with a great breakfast and a moment of prayer. Here are a couple of verses to get you started, and some more examples at the link below.
Psalm 5:3b My voice will come to you in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I send my prayer to you, and keep watch.
Psalm 09:14 O satisfy us in the morning with Your loving kindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
God bless all the men and women who fought for our freedom – we remember them today in prayer. And may all of you have a safe and blessed holiday!
Today we switch from the Healthy Living Menu to Simple Healthy Meals. Today’s fruit filled treat with no added sugar is full of fiber so you can start the day the healthy way!
Dessert for Breakfast: Fruit Crumbles
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Core 1 pear and 1 apple by slicing top to bottom in 1/4 inch thick slices. Discard cores
Mix the following in a small bowl until butter is well coated with dry ingredients:
2 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
3 Tbsp. quick oats
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
Pinch ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp. crushed rice and wheat flake cereal
Combine pear and apple slices and arrange in a baking dish. Spread crumble topping over fruit. Sprinkle 3 more Tbsp.crushed rice and wheat flake cereal over top.
Bake for 15 minutes or until fruit is soft. Serve warm or at room temperature. Add a dollop of Greek style or Icelandic style vanilla yogurt on top.