You probably wouldn’t even dare to think about eating cake for breakfast, right? But many of the common grab and go breakfast are sugar bombs. You might as well have grabbed that slice of cake and called it a day. Starting your day off with sugar whether it is from a slice of cake or one of the common sugar bomb breakfasts below can be very problematic for several reasons:
- Sugary foods spikes your blood sugar, leading to a quick crash that results in fatigued and moodiness.
- Sugary foods although can taste great, do not sustain appetite and leading us to be hungry, usually within 30 minutes.
- Sugar triggers the brain similar to other addictive drugs thus creating uncontrollable cravings for sugar all day.
When picking breakfasts food you want to make sure it passes the Altman Rule. Fiber and protein are key ingredients for keeping both your blood sugar and cravings in check!
If you have the time, nothing beats homemade breakfast. Quinoa a traditional dinner side or lunch salad has become one of my new go to grains for breakfast. After this long winter I have been craving the taste of summer. Nothing says summer like blueberries and lemons, hence the my new breakfast creation Lemony Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast. This is an awesome dish because it can be served hot or cold, made ahead of time and you can use fresh or frozen blueberries. This recipe has all the sweet taste without all the sugar. One serving has 271 calories, 7 grams of fiber, 12 grams of protein and only 7 grams of sugar. This is definitely an Altman Rule approved breakfast. Homemade or grab and go, be sure to avoid those sugar bomb breakfasts!
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cup skim milk or water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
Step 1: Rinse quinoa to help remove bitterness.