Each day can move along at a very quick pace from sunrise to sundown. It is so important to start the day off by maintaining the right balance of sugar levels from morning until lunchtime. There are two potential dietary dangers to avoid when heading out to work, school or any activity. One costly error is the pattern of skipping breakfast. No justification can be made when deciding to skip breakfast. Having little time, no time, or not being prepared is not a worthy excuse to skip breakfast. The ability to make breakfast the night before or find quick healthy items on the go will counter such an argument. The other dietary mistake made by several people is the idea of shaving calories by skipping the first meal of the day. Such behavior is counterproductive to moving in high gear as avoidance of food will create extremely low sugar levels for which the result will be sluggishness and irritability. Skipped meals occasionally are made up two fold by heavy snacking or late night binges later in the day.
Rest assured there are some low sugar breakfasts that will get you moving and keep your body and mind happy to last you all morning. The idea of a sugar free breakfast is silly and you should not consider something sweet as necessarily evil or bad for you. Natural sugars found in fruit and vegetables are okay and a better alternative to those manufactured goods consisting of corn syrup or white sugar which are listed towards the beginning of the long list of processed items. Put down the temptation to reach for the donut, pancake or loaded bagel with cream and reach for something with lower sugars, high fiber, with potentially waistline slimming benefits. Here are five ideal low sugar breakfasts listed as follows.
Low Sugar Breakfasts: Oatmeal
Oatmeal whether purchased in the old fashioned steel cut grade or even instant variety is great power foods that reap benefits for the heart and tummy. Keep the sugar out of this delicious hot cereal by adding some fun colorful tasty items as berries, skim milk and baked apples. This item even stores well in a soup thermos and can be consumed at the desk or on the train or bus ride into work. Oats are a terrific source of fiber and will be one of the best low sugar items you can eat during the week.
Low Sugar Breakfasts: Egg Burrito
This delicious hot breakfast in the morning is a little more labor intense but will stay hot wrapped in aluminum foil. Get up ten minutes earlier to prepare this skillet creation. Simply sauté a little spinach, tomato, and mushrooms together adding in your choice of scrambled egg, egg white, or egg beater. Top with a pinch of low fat cheese and serve inside a warmed low carb wrap or tortilla. This treat can be even prepared the evening before and reheated in the microwave the next day.
Low Sugar Breakfasts: Yogurt
Don’t opt for the sweetened fruity yogurts. Prepare a flavored yogurt yourself. Start with a plain yogurt and add some toppings of your choice as long as they are low sugar. Add some raspberries or strawberries and some low sugar granola and mix together. Crush the little berries down to mix your yogurt into a nice pink blend with the tasty crunch consistency of the tasty granola. This little morning treat will actually keep you full for awhile.
Low Sugar Breakfasts: Cheerios
This popular cereal is fiber rich and very heart healthy. The serving size or one cup only contains one gram of sugar. If the daily cheerios routine gets boring, simply liven it up with fresh fruit such as banana and berries. Yes these fruits contain sugar but the overall carb content will be negligible compared to a sugary cereal or loaded bagel with cream cheese. If on the go, opt for the disposable cheerios bowl and add a little skim or one percent milk and breakfast is served.
Low Sugar Breakfasts: Fresh Fruit
Why is it that when you attend a dinner party or neighborhood barbecue you simply cannot get enough of that colorful tasty fruit salad? The answer is simple. It is colorful, delicious and it was prepped by somebody else. No one wants to take the time to prepare a fruit salad, especially first thing in the morning. Take the time on a Sunday afternoon or evening to prepare a week’s worth of delicious fruit salad made with seasonal produce. Arm yourself with some good Tupperware and pack a fresh medley of strawberries, grapes, and melon for a real good breakfast. This meal will have a healthy amount of sugar but will also have great sources of fiber to boot. Even if the morning gets away from you and you do not have time to prepare a fruit medley, at least take an apple or banana with to get your motor running.