“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” may sound like an old wives’ tale at this point, but some sayings have lasted so long for a reason.
Eating a healthy breakfast can rev your metabolism and help stave off low blood sugar for the rest of the day (meaning you won’t be as tempted to visit the break room vending machine). Research also suggests that you’re more likely to burn more calories throughout the day after eating breakfast than you are by skipping it – negating any benefit to consuming fewer calories.
Just like any other meal, a well-balanced breakfast should include a combination of fats, protein, and carbs. Your breakfast choices should keep you feeling focused and energized ‘till lunch. Here are our favorite delicious (and nutritious) breakfast foods:
- Oatmeal. You may not have eaten a bowl of oatmeal since grade school, but this fiber and protein-rich breakfast food is becoming popular again. Oatmeal is also high in B-vitamin, and minerals, including iron, calcium, and magnesium, which lower the risk of heart disease and cholesterol levels. We’ve amped our Chia Oatmeal Cheer with fruit, almond butter, chia, and flax seeds to make a super-boosted bowl. Speaking of chia and flax…
- Seeds. Did you know that just one ounce of seeds can contain 10 grams of protein? These little delights pack a huge nutritional punch. Add a combination of pumpkin, sunflower, flax, chia, or sesame seeds to smoothies, breakfast bowls, or toasts for an added dose of minerals, like iron, zinc, and calcium.
- Nut Butters. These trendy spreads are a great source of protein and healthy fats, which will keep you feeling full and satisfied all morning long. Try adding almond butter to any of our smoothies for a decadent twist on your favorite drink!
- Avocados. Unlike most fruits, avocados are relatively low in sugar but high in heart-healthy fats, water, and dietary fibers. The only thing better than traditional avocado toast might be our Avocado Egg Smash, which is the perfect blend of egg, avocado, and parmesan cheese on whole-grain bread.
- Greek Yogurt. Greek yogurt has nearly twice the amount of protein as regular yogurt and probiotics that promote a healthy digestive system. If you’re looking for a sweet breakfast that’s also low in sugar, just add fruit! We top our Granola Flax Parfait with strawberries, banana, and other seasonal offerings.
- Eggs. Two large eggs contain over 50% of the choline you need each day, affecting memory, mood, and muscle control. Just one egg has about eight grams of protein, as well as vitamins A, D, and B12. If you’re not a fan of plain eggs, we highly recommend our Breakfast Sandwich or Sunrise Wrap, which are also great on-the-go options.
Eating a healthy breakfast can help you curb cravings and give you an energy boost that lasts all day long. Join us for breakfast Mon-Sat (8 am-4 pm) and Sun (9 am-2 pm) to try one of our flavorful breakfast options! Click here to view our full menu.