We’ve heard it over and over again – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, there is a reason why this phrase is repeated over and over again – it’s true! In the morning your energy stores are depleted by as much as 80 per cent from the night before. Without food, your body begins to conserve energy and burn fewer calories, which affects your metabolism. Perhaps this is why, in one study, breakfast skippers were nearly five times more likely to be obese than those who actually ate a healthy breakfast. If you start your morning off right with a healthy breakfast you are less likely to have cravings and binge eat during the day. So read below to find out some of the best, energy packed foods you can make when you wake up tomorrow morning.
1. Whole Wheat Pancakes
Surprisingly, pancakes are allowed at breakfast, as long as you use whole wheat flour and omega-3 enriched eggs, which make them much healthier. You can even add in some cinnamon and flaxseed to sweeten up your recipe if you’d like. All you have to do is combine 1 cup of white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour, 6 Tbsp buttermilk powder, 1/4 cup ground flaxseed, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, pinch of salt, 1 omega-3-enriched egg, 1 1/2 cups water and 2 Tbsp canola oil. Whisk the ingredients together and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. 87 calories per serving.