That’s a good question. Since we are looking for some foods that will get us started and keep us going for an active morning, let’s consider some good breakfast foods that would give us carbohydrates to keep us going.
Cereals: There are several cereals that I found in our grocery stores that are good such as: Uncle Sam Cereal; Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs; Ezekiel 4:9 cereal; Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice are pretty good; Cream of Wheat original; Bob’s Red Mill Muesli; Hodgson Mill Muesli; Arrowhead Mills Steel Cut Oats; Quaker Old Fashioned Oats; Bob’s Red Mill Cornmeal (grits); rice (can be sweetened with honey or maple syrup; cinnamon.
If you compare regular cereals (90% of the cereal aisle) with the small section that includes Bob’s Red Mill, Hodgson Mills and Arrowhead Mills, you discover a big difference in the ingredients.
Here’s what to watch for:
Ed and I have rolled oats for breakfast each morning. You don’t have to have something different every day; that’s up to you. I add some berries and half a banana, ground flaxseed, maybe a tablespoon of raw sunflower seeds or toasted wheat germ. I like cinnamon and cloves for flavor, Ed likes some carob powder. Rice milk moistens everything. We have breakfast anytime from 5:45 until 7:00 and it’s enough to keep us full until after noon and beyond.
Toast: Whole wheat toast (about 100 calories a slice) is a good idea but putting butter (100 calories per tablespoon) on it will really increase the calories.
Juice: Juices add a lot of calories and sugar and not too much of anything else. Also, they won’t fill you up.
Fruit: Fruit is great in the morning but too much can keep you from losing weight. There is a lot of sweetness in fruits especially dried ones; this doesn’t mean you cannot eat them, just don’t overeat them.