Breakfast cereals are not much better than junk food. Sure, they contain added vitamins and minerals and are also usually low in fat, but that doesn’t make them healthy. If you look at the nutrition labels, you’ll soon see that most list sugar in their first three ingredients, and that means they are very high in sugar as the ingredients are listed in order, with the greatest first.
Breakfast cereals ARE quick to prepare but all that sugar means they are very unhealthy and while they give you a quick burst of energy, you’ll feel hungry again in an hour or two. A banana or a pot of natural yogurt contains about the same number of calories but with less sugar, so you feel fuller for longer.
One of the most filling breakfast foods is eggs. High in protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, eggs are the perfect breakfast food. Here is one of my favorite breakfast egg recipes.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Number of Servings: 1
- 2 slices bacon, diced
- 6 asparagus stalks, trimmed
- 2 eggs
- ½ tablespoon freshly chopped chives
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Wash the asparagus and trim away the tough stems
2. In a hot pan, cook the bacon for four minutes or until it’s crispy. Remove and put aside
3. Add the asparagus to the pan and cook until tender – about 4-5 minutes
4. Crack the eggs and pour over the asparagus. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until firm
5. Put the eggs and asparagus on a plate, sprinkle with the chives, salt and pepper, and cover with the bacon. Serve immediately
Recipe source: Mariamindbodyhealth.com
Picture source: SouthernLiving.com
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