How to Build a Better Breakfast

What’s up in the morning? In my house, it’s one kitten, one cat and a whole lot of breakfast demands. The kitten is meowing for his special kitten food; the cat wants to make sure that she’s not forgotten, and I’m juggling their purr-sonalities with my own desire for a cup of coffee ASAP.

Build a Better Breakfast

But the ideal breakfast contains more than coffee – and my cats may be smarter than many of us humans. Kick-starting your metabolism with a good breakfast can prevent you from giving into desires for mid-morning doughnuts, which can cause blood sugar spikes and sags that lead you to making the wrong and fattening decisions for the rest of the day.

The perfect breakfast contains protein, fats and carbs, whether you whip up a shake or spend time creating an impeccable omelet.

Here are some suggestions for crafting that first meal of the day:

 

Diet Diva

Joanne Eglash, Vitacost.com’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including ediets.com,Natural Healthmagazine,Shapemagazine,Successmagazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site,Examiner.com, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.

About Diet Diva

Joanne Eglash, Vitacost.com’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including ediets.com, Natural Health magazine, Shape magazine, Success magazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site, Examiner.com, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.

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