|Sick of your standard breakfast? Whether you're an a.m. oatmeal devotee, a grab-and-go girl, or an omelet expert, we've got a new breakfast alternative for you. These healthy breakfasts will "jump-start your metabolism while keeping you from snacking mindlessly and overeating throughout the day," says David Grotto, R.D., author of 101 Optimal Life Foods. Swap your usual a.m. meal for one of these tasty alternatives and you'll feel more satisfied, avoid temptation and stay energized until lunch.|
|Your Usual Healthy Breakfast: Oatmeal|
With about 4 grams of fiber per half cup, oatmeal is a healthy and filling way to start your day, but it can taste bland without the right toppings.
Better breakfast idea: Grotto recommends whipping up an "oatmeal au lait": Stir together 1 cup cooked steel-cut oatmeal, 2 teaspoons instant coffee, 1 tablespoon agave syrup, ¼ cup nonfat milk, and ½ cup water; microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds. (Each bowl contains 363 calories and 5 grams of fat.)
Tired of oats? Try a new breakfast grain, like millet. "It has a slightly nutty flavor," says Grotto. "Plus it contains 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per half cup." Simmer it gently with water and top with fruit.
BONUS HEALTHY BREAKFAST: Chai Oatmeal Recipe