Simply Nerdy Mom: Breakfast Foods That Will Keep You Full For Longer

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Breakfast Foods That Will Keep You Full For Longer



We often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But it is only going to be good for you if you are eating things that are good for you. Breakfasts need to be filling, but full of goodness, nutrition, and help you to get through to lunchtime so you’re not full of snacking.


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The breakfasts that you need to be having need to foods full of protein, fiber, and using healthy fats. If you are looking for some recipe ideas and food to eat, then here are some of the things to make sure you include next time you’re planning your meals.


Quinoa

Quinoa is something that can be great for breakfast, as it is something that can be really filling. It is packed with protein, but also full of fiber, making it a great choice. The combination of fiber and protein really helps to keep you feeling full as you go through your day. You can use it is an oatmeal, or make a baked breakfast, either savory with eggs, or sweet with fruit.


Eggs

Speaking of eggs, they are pretty quintessential when it comes to breakfast. They are quite versatile and can be used in a number of ways, which makes them a great choice. They have a high protein content, and a pretty good fat content too as there are plenty of good fats in there. Boil them, scramble them, poach them, or fry them; it is all good.


Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are something that can be great to eat for breakfast or brunch, as they are full of flavor and lots of nutritional goodness as well. You can mash them, roast them, and even use something like this simple recipe to help to make some hash browns using them, rather than white potatoes that aren’t as full of goodness.


Nut Butter

Nut butter is a great choice, again, as it is really versatile. You can use in porridge or oatmeal, as well as using on toast. Nut butters are full of protein and have plenty of good fat in there too (just choose the natural or homemade version so it's not pumped full of sugar. You could also add it to smoothies for an extra protein boost, as well as flavor, and you can even use it for things like pancakes.

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Avocado Toast


Avocado toast is something that you see all over Instagram and on the menu at a variety of different hipster restaurants. But there is some science behind having that favorite treat of yours, as it is full of good stuff for you. Avocados are one of the best foods to have that are full of good fat, but they also have a lot of fiber, so they can help to keep you full and be part of a really satisfying meal. Just make sure that you use a healthy choice of bread like wholegrain or wholewheat, and you could even top it with some feta cheese or an egg if you want to give that an extra boost.


Chia Seeds

Chia seeds might feel like a little bit of a trend of late, but it is also a really healthy food ingredient, with many reasons why it is a good choice for breakfast. You can turn it into a pudding by soaking the seeds with milk or with water, and then it bulks up and becomes a little more pudding or jelly-like. The bulking of the seeds does help you to feel full, and because the little seeds are packed with protein, they are a great satisfying option. Chia pudding can also be topped with chopped fruit, a dollop of yogurt, and some nuts or seeds, to help your breakfast pack a little more nutritional punch.


Fresh fruit

Fruits are such a good choice to have for breakfast. Examples of good fruits to have for breakfast are things like bananas, apples, pears, and citrus fruits like grapefruit or oranges. One piece of fruit can contain quite a bit of fiber in there, as well as water, so they can help with feeling full. If you have the choice between a piece of fruit and fruit juice, always go for the whole fruit because that is where the fiber comes from, but it gets lost if you are just juicing the fruit.

What are some of your favorite foods and recipes to have for breakfast and that keep you feeling full? It would be great to hear what you think.

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