Being healthy is a lifetime pursuit – not a destination. This month, I will be sharing tips and information on how to be – and stay — healthy.
Are you a breakfast eater or skipper?
I’m not going to lie: I skip more breakfasts than I eat. Why?
It’s not because I don’t know better.
I have seen enough research to know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
It’s not because I don’t like breakfast foods.
I cook breakfast for dinner at least once a week.
It’s because I can’t stomach eating early in the morning. Why?
I workout first thing in the morning and my system just isn’t ready for food right after.
I take medication that requires me to wait one hour before eating. By the time the hour is up, I’m already involved in projects and I don’t want to stop to eat.
I’ve skipped breakfast for so many years, that my metabolism is just used to skipping breakfast.
And the last reason why I don’t eat breakfast (that I’m not proud of), I skip breakfast as a way to keep my weight down.
Well, what better month than this month to recommit to eating a healthy breakfast every day. Why?
- Decreases a woman’s risk of getting diabetes.
- Lowers the incidence of heart disease (aka heart attacks and strokes).
- Improves cognitive function related to memory.
- Helps in losing weight when breakfast is the biggest meal of the day.
In keeping with eating more superfoods, I found this great tasting, and easy to make Vanilla Almond Overnight Quinoa Breakfast Parfait thanks to Simply Quinoa. Because I make it the night before, there is no excuse of not having something tasty and healthy available for breakfast – even on the go.
Vanilla Almond Overnight Quinoa Breakfast Parfait
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup almond pulp (leftover from making almond milk)
4 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Eating breakfast later in the morning, along with smaller, healthy meals during the day, is exactly what I need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. How about you?
#19 Stay Healthy and Be Healthy: Eat Breakfast
There’s lots of research that shows that eating a healthy breakfast decreases the risk of diabetes and heart disease, improves memory, and helps in weight loss.