Don’t Forget Breakfast

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Have you ever been riding down the road and your car ran out of gas? How far can a car go without gas? Our bodies are like that car, what we eat fuels our body. When we don’t eat we run out of energy. Just like a car needs fuel to go. Our bodies need food/fuel to keep going! It is very important that we eat breakfast every day. Breakfast fuels the body to keep it healthy.

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day and for a good reason. As the name suggest, breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period. It replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness, while providing other essential nutrients required for good health. Breakfast should be eaten within 2 hours of waking. Breakfast can be good for our waistline too, research shows that those who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight. If you skip breakfast, you are more likely to reach for high sugar and fatty snacks by mid-morning.

Breakfast is an excellent occasion to eat together as a family when possible. Establishing good breakfast habits in childhood and maintaining them throughout adolescence may be an important factor in reducing the prevalence of breakfast skipping and developing good eating habits that last a lifetime! Just remember to fuel your body with healthy foods every morning!!

Here is a great Breakfast recipe.

Blueberry Waffles

Waffle Fruit Sandwich

                     Waffle Fruit Sandwich

What you need:

  • 1 frozen whole grain waffle
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Sliced fruit of your choice
  • Toaster
  • Knife and spoon
  • Plate

Directions:

  1. Toast waffle in toaster
  2. Spread waffle with 1 tablespoon peanut butter. Cut waffle in half
  3. On one half of the waffle, place fruit on top of peanut butter. Place other half of waffle on top, peanut butter side down, to make sandwich