ENERGY EQUATION + FOOD
Is it crazy in your house in the mornings? Do you wake up late, brush your teeth, and barely have time to put your sneakers on before running to catch the bus? The solution is to make quick and easy breakfasts before the morning hits. You won’t have to wake up but a minute or two earlier to chow down and set yourself up to have tons of energy to ace the day. There are some foods that are easy to eat in the morning. Here are some ideas…
- Yogurt with granola
- Fresh fruit and a hard boiled egg
- Whole-grain muffin and a cheese stick
- Egg, cheese, and veggie burrito
- Fruit smoothie
- Cereal bar
- Oatmeal/cereal with nuts
- Waffles with fresh fruit
- Nut and fruit mix
In fact, getting a balance of food, protein and nutrients at every meal is the key to keeping your energy up all day. That means making sure you have a balance of whole grains, fruit, veggies, and protein in every meal. Need ideas? Check it out.
And let’s talk about another prime eating opportunity. When you are snacking with your friends, sure, it’s easiest to grab something like chips or cookies. It’s OK to eat this stuff once in a while. But, there are also lots of healthy alternatives, and you might be surprised how much fun it is to make your own (way healthier!) snacks and how good they taste.
It’s these little things that add up over time and help you keep your energy equation balanced. So, remember these two tips—a balanced breakfast and smart snacking can keep you going all day long and keep you healthy for years to come!
Test your smarts in the Picnic Pickup Game! Try to avoid junk foods and click on the healthy, nutritious foods instead to maintain your energy level.