I believe in breakfast. It’s the one meal that my kids usually eat without a fuss, so that’s huge. As for myself, I can’t function without it, and I see it as a great way to get some healthy greens in, some coffee, and on a good day, maybe even some news of the world via the newspaper.Samantha Bee
Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. It provides your body with the energy that keeps it going throughout the day, and that initial burst of energy that gets you up and out the door. Better Breakfast Day reminds us that if breakfast is good, a solidly balanced, healthy breakfast is just plain better!
Learn about Better Breakfast Day
You’re probably tired of hearing the saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” The reason why this phrase is repeated so much is that it is true. Breakfast is a critical part of the day because it gives us the energy that we need.
Plus, breakfast foods are excellent sources of vital nutrients, including fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, and calcium. These essential nutrients are required by the human body. Plus, research has shown that if you miss these nutrients at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later on during your day. This is why it’s important to get them during breakfast time!
Better Breakfast Day has been created to encourage people to eat better breakfasts. It is not just about reminding people about how important this meal is, but it is about making sure that people are using breakfast as an opportunity to get all of the nutrients they need.
If you are not a breakfast person, this may not sound very exciting to you. However, thanks to the Internet, we have been enlightened to a whole host of different exciting breakfast ideas and recipes, so make the most of them.
History of Better Breakfast Day
Breakfast has always been an essential part of our diet, and has been seen as important throughout history. Recently in an attempt to make breakfast easy in a fast paced world, we’ve taken steps to reduce the time needed to prepare it. Unfortunately, this has also led to a marked decline in the quality of our breakfasts, with most choices reduced to high amounts of grain based carbohydrates drenched in sugar.
Better Breakfast Day was established to remind us that just because any breakfast is better than no breakfast, that doesn’t mean we should skimp on what we put in our bodies at the start of the day. Rich eggs, solid protein from meat, and a reasonable portion of grains (Bread or oatmeal, for instance) will help us keep motivated.
Recent research has shown that not having breakfast before school can lead to problems learning and focusing throughout the day. This just goes to show that it’s even more important to make sure that our kids leave the house with a solid healthy breakfast under their belt.
How to Celebrate Better Breakfast Day
Start your celebration of Better Breakfast Day by judging your breakfast quality. Do you simply have a piece of toast with butter? A bowl of breakfast cereal? Or the tasty but incredibly bad for you Pop-Tart? It might be time to start changing up what you have for breakfast!
Try to ensure that you get some healthy fruit in with your breakfast, alongside a nice piece of toast and some slices of bacon or pieces of sausage. Giving your body a balanced start to the day is essential, and Better Breakfast Day is your chance to start making healthy breakfast a habit!
It is definitely a good idea to celebrate Better Breakfast Day by researching different breakfast ideas and trying out new nutritious breakfast options. If you’re looking for breakfast that is going to give you a good energy boost, why not try a warm, comforting porridge?
Porridge may not sound like the most appetizing breakfast in the world, but when you add in a pinch of cinnamon, one medium dessert apple, and some semi-skimmed milk, you have all of the flavors of a traditional homemade apple pie. Delicious!
There are plenty of other breakfasts that can give you the energy boost that you are looking for. You could opt for baked beans and wholemeal toast, for example. We recommend choosing the reduced-sugar and reduced-salt ranges. Beans are packed with protein and fiber, as well as being naturally low in fat, which is why they are a recommended choice. Or, what about low-fat yogurt, fresh fruit, and muesli?
Not only is this a breakfast that is going to give you a good energy boost but it can also help you make a start on your five-a-day. Do make sure that you choose your yogurt with care. Low-fat yogurt will provide both protein and calcium, but you do need to be mindful of the sugar content! Greek yogurt is usually a good choice. When choosing muesli, look for one with no added sugar.
You can also share your breakfast creation with other people on social media, as well as encouraging people to share their breakfast meals with you. This is a good way to encourage people to take part in Better Breakfast Day, and you can all get great meal ideas from one and other!