It's no secret that, for most Americans, breakfast is the most forgotten meal of the day. Get the Keurig going, grab a granola bar and you're set. Time spent making breakfast is better spent still in bed, right? Wrong. You've heard it time and time again, but the perks of eating a healthy breakfast are the real deal. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, "If you don’t bother with breakfast...the prolonged fasting might lead to a bigger than normal boost in “hunger hormones” such as ghrelin, encouraging you to overeat at your next meal and leading to spikes and dips in glucose." And don't even pull the granola bar card. Those sugar loaded indulgences will leave you craving lunch well before noon. Check out my favorite protein packed b-fast for a quick and nutritious start to your day:
1 Whole Grain English Muffin
1 Tbsp. Organic Peanut or Almond Butter
1 Handful Strawberries
1) Clean and dice strawberies
2) Cut English muffin in half and toast
3) Spread 1 tbsp. peanut/almond butter on each muffin slice
4) Add a few drops of honey to each slice and spread even with a knife
5) Add strawberries and enjoy!
TBC TIP: I love accompanying this recipe with a small glass of almond milk and a dash of cinnamon!