What is a great way to eat healthy when your schedule is hectic, easily cut calories to lose weight and maintain more of a flexitarian diet (a mainly meatless diet for better health)? It is easy! Have breakfast for lunch or dinner, because healthy breakfast choices, are also great ideas for a healthy lunch or a dinner.
Healthy breakfast food like whole grain cereal with fat free organic milk ideally, and some fruit, makes a terrific and quick healthy lunch, or even a healthy dinner. Whole grain cereals are an easy to fix, healthy choice. Plus, there are so many varieties of great, healthy cereals on the market–if you buy from the natural foods store, or natural foods section of your local, enlightened supermarket.
Eating healthy breakfast food is especially helpful when you have eaten extra during the day and need a lighter meal alternative. Or you know you want something for dinner, but worked late, don’t know what to have, and don’t want a heavy meal sitting in your stomach before going to bed. Plus, if you live in place that has sweltering Summer temperatures like I do, a light, easy meal that does not involve turning the stove on is always welcome.
As a flexitarian, I often have healthy breakfast food for a second meal during the day. It’s also a great way to cut back on some calories if done correctly when you are looking to lose weight since using healthy breakfast foods are generally low in calories, low in fat and are filling because of high fiber and/or protein.
Love typical breakfast food like bacon and sausage but want to do it healthier I hope? This is an easy healthy food makeover. Go with turkey-based versions, or a soy or veggie-based option (like those available from Boca or Morningstar Farms).
Love eggs or egg and cheese omelets like I do? Use any of the brands of egg substitutes or use traditional eggs with extra Omega-3 and DHA sourced from free-range chickens who have had a vegetarian diet, and use double the egg whites, and half the yolk. The cheese in your omelet should be fat-free or at least reduced fat. Don’t be afraid to add high antioxidant vegetables like spinach or broccoli to your creation either.
Why does eating healthy versions of breakfast foods work so well as a quick and healthy lunch or dinner? Whole grain cereals have heart-healthy fiber that keeps you full, and the fat-free organic milk has protein that also lets that meal last longer without that stuffed feeling. If you pick a cereal with healthy nuts like almonds or walnuts, you’ll get additional protein and good fats your body needs. The fruit adds additional nutrition, fiber and some natural energy to keep you going.
If you choose the higher protein choices like eggs, cheese, bacon and sausage made over to their healthiest forms as noted above, you’ll have filling, but low-fat protein that will also keep you full without feeling like a balloon!
Either way, you’ll find that healthy breakfast food for.