In this busy world we live in we sometimes skip breakfast. Maybe we are running late this morning or didn’t have anything to make. I often make omelets in the morning but at least once a week I run out of eggs or feel lazy and don’t want to put in the effort. I think back to when I was a kid and what I ate then. I ate cereal almost every day and not the sugary crap that most kids eat today. Cereal is a great thing to have in the pantry. It lasts for ever (so you can stockpile) and it’s a quick and nutritious meal as long as you use skim milk and buy one which follows the below requirements. (based on 1/2 cup)
- Whole grain, in fact it should be the first ingredient
- No trans fat or partially hydrogenated oils
- 5 g of sugar max
- 250 mg of sodium max
- 3 g of fiber
- 100 calories or less
If you follow these recommendations you’ll be giving yourself a powerful start to your day. Do you workout in the morning before eating breakfast? The University of Texas did a study which showed whole grain cereal and milk to be useful in activating proteins in the body after working out compared to people who drank sport drinks. This means you’re getting a complete breakfast and toning up. Let’s not forgot that the fiber in the cereal will make you feel full so you won’t crave as much food before your next meal.