You have been hearing this since elementary school, “Eat a good breakfast” but there is a good reason. Studies continue to show that eating breakfast affects concentration, problem solving, mental performance, memory and mood. And if that’s not enough, breakfast is an important way to get in key nutrients especially vitamins C and D, calcium, iron and fibre. So hopefully you have left your excuses not to eat breakfast back in elementary school but if not, here are some tips.
Think about high fiber carbohydrates and protein. Also try to include 3 of the 4 food groups from Canada’s Food Guide.
Here are a few examples:
– Oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts
– Whole grain toast/bagel and peanut butter with milk to drink
– High fibre cereal, milk & sliced banana or glass of 100%juice
– Yogurt mixed with high fibre cereal and diced fruit
– Toasted whole grain bagel with cheese and a glass of 100% juice
– Granola, yogurt & fruit
– Egg with whole grain toast and 100% juice
– Scrambled egg sandwich with a glass of milk
– Breakfast Shake – 1 cup milk (or yogurt and milk), a ripe banana, ½ cup fresh or frozen berries (+/- tofu or skim milk powder for added protein)
If you are not a big breakfast fan, left over dinners can make a great breakfast! How about stir-fry & rice, casserole or pizza?
And I can’t talk about breakfast without mentioning coffee. Check out this student question about caffeine: http://blogs.sfu.ca/services/thedish/?p=1033
Stop by Student Central (Burnaby Campus) for a FREE BREAKFAST on Tuesday Novmber 30th at 9am.