5 Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Ramen noodles are empty calories, and toss out the cinnamon buns because they have about 500 empty calories per bun. So find one of your skinny friends. Give them to a skinny friend that need to gain a few extra pounds.

First, eating breakfast helps keep you from snacking. When you skip the first meal, you begin the day hungry. Then, whenever you see food you want to cave in to every temptation that comes your way. The next thing you know, you have eaten more calories than you have ever realized. Breakfast is literally a breaking of your fast. It will curb your appetite for several hours.

The idea behind these milk and cereal bars is that you get the cereal, and in between, like in the middle of the sandwich, you get a “milk filling.” This provides the calcium and Vitamin D. Each one of the bars provides 25% of the daily requirement for Vitamin D and 25% of Calcium. Through the cereal part, you get between 15 and 35% each Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Niacin. You get 15% of the daily phosphorus need and 50% of folic acid. These are all based on a 2000 calorie daily diet.

Traditional Thanksgiving food items weren’t all created equal – nutritionally that is. Roasted white turkey meat (without skin) is a great source of lean protein. Vegetable dishes (without added fats) are also very healthy. On the other hand, buttery mashed potatoes, white bread rolls, cream based dishes, and heavy gravy are all packed with fat and calories. Fill your stomach with the healthy items first – white turkey meat and plenty of vegetables. Then simply ‘sample’ the less healthy items in small portions. This is so easy to do, save you lots of extra calories, and you don’t have to feel like you are denying yourself, either.

If you’re so rushed in the morning that you only have time to grab something quick, keep some sugar-free, low calorie protein bars on hand and some low sugar, whole grain cereal. Weigh the cereal and package it into one hundred calorie portions and place it into re-sealable plastic bags. Grab one when you’re running late. You can snack on it on the way to the office. Although this may be suitable for mornings when you wake up late, to optimize nutrition, try to make more time for a healthy breakfast.

Time management skills – Developing good time management skills and being aware of how you use your time is extremely important for your success. First you will need to develop a study plan and set aside a set amount of time of study hours per week. Are you more productive in the morning or at night? Figure out the time of day when you are most productive and use that time to study for your exams.

Fill your kitchen pantry with good wholesome, healthy foods. Not junk foods such as cookies, pastries, pop tarts, and other tempting unhealthy treats. Maybe substitute junk foods with high fiber trail mixes, unsalted peanuts and nuts, dried fruits, wheat pastas, high fiber/low sugar cereals, and peanut butter.