Breakfast: Love it or Skip it?
Since the theme of my blog series is Miracle Morning it only makes since to talk about breakfast because that is usually the morning meal. For many of us breakfast is the first meal of the day. Breakfast has been considered the most important meal of the day for a long time. Most likely we stress that to our children and make sure that they eat, but it is possibly not the same for us. Breakfast is however one of the ways we can start our day that will help impact you throughout the day.
Are we so busy that we just grab something and go or do we just do without breakfast all together? A survey done within the last 7 years by the NPD Group found that 31 million Americans, about 10 percent of the U.S. population, do not eat breakfast. The study showed that toddlers and preschoolers are eating breakfast. But the number eating it dips as the children grow older. Breakfast is considerably lower at the high school and college level. Ultimately it appears not enough people are having breakfast.
The real question is do we know what to have? There are really so many choices.
Here is an uncut and real adventure at my house into what we actually have here for breakfast choices. The struggle is real even in my house.
Here is the winner today! I went with Steel oats with a splash of honey and dash of cinnamon with berry overload since they are fresh and available today in my house.
Be wise about your choices because a simple thing you grab may not be the best thing for you.
For instance that Lemon Poppy Seed muffin is 423 calories, 18g fat, and 33g sugar. Your basic grab and go glazed donut hits you with 240 calories, 12g fat, and 15g sugar while the croissant differ slightly at 297 calories, 17g fat, and only 4.5g sugar. Does anyone like scones? Blueberry scones are 480 calories with 21g fat, and 21g sugar. That everything bagel with cream cheese that is delicious rounds out around 433 calories. 15g fat, and 8.5g sugar. Some of these bakery options are literally no better for you than eating a candy bar. Your breakfast choices do matter!