It’s National Hot Breakfast Month and have we got a treat for you! We’ve got the inspiration (and scones!) you need to break out of the cold cereal habit. This month, make sure rising really does mean shining with one of RMD Advertising’s favorite ways to enjoy breakfast!
There are lots of excuses as to why Americans skip what has been coined “the most important meal of the day”. For some, there never seems to be enough time in the mornings. For others, a lack of appetite means reaching straight for the coffee. However, if nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are truly important to you, you need to make a commitment.
Some experts say breakfast has a number of benefits, from jump-starting your metabolism to improving mood. For instance:
• A healthy bite to eat when you wake up can give your body the metabolic boost it needs to help you avoid weight gain. “During the night when we’re sleeping, our metabolic rate runs slowly and conservatively, but once we’re awake, our bodies need to speed up and break out of their fasting metabolic state,” Megan Moore, RD, LD, CDE explains.
• After all, in a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which examined the diets of 4,218 adults, those that consistently ate breakfast were more likely to have a BMI under 25.
• What’s more, breakfast can help stabilize your blood sugar, improve your cognitive ability, enhance your memory, and increase your attention span.
Do you have a big day planned? No one likes a Hangry Harry so do yourself (and everyone else!) a favor and celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month with these 4 tips:
Time-Saver: Excuse #1? “I don’t have enough time.” Never utter those words again! Barista Baking Company Break & Bake Scones have got that fresh baked-from-scratch taste and the best part is that you don’t have to knead an ounce of dough or fold in a single cup of blueberries. Just preheat, break, bake while you finish blow drying your hair, and enjoy a warm breakfast in minutes.
Coffee House Schm-offee House: So you don’t have the cooking skills of an Iron Chef. Or maybe you do! Whether you’re attempts at baking in the kitchen have been disastrous or downright delightful, chances are you could use a few minutes to yourself. Ditch the coffee house and enjoy a few indulgent moments in the morning with a Barista Baking Company Strawberries & Crème, Orange Cranberry, or even Blueberry scone. It’s the joy of the coffee house without the shouts of “Can I get one Venti Iced Skinny Hazelnut Macchiato, Sugar-Free Syrup, Extra Shot, Light Ice, No Whip?”
Nuts for Nutrition: These Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes by blogger Chocolate Covered Katie are great to make the night before. Just grab one or two and eat them on your commute or at your desk! Add Omega-3 fatty acids like those found in chia seeds and walnuts to help boost brain development or your favorite seasonal berries for an on-the-go breakfast jam packed with vitamin C! It’s a baked cup of nutrition!
Grazing Beauty: If you struggle to find your appetite in the morning. Try grazing. Eating smaller portioned meals throughout the day might make eating breakfast more palatable to you. A handful of granola or a slice of toast topped with sliced avocado is the perfect way to jumpstart your metabolism for the day. Make sure you keep a light snack nearby so that you can reach for it when you’re ready for something a little heartier.