Breakfast is considered to be the single most important meal of the day. A nutritious breakfast is vital to getting through the day with plenty of energy and resolve. What do you include on your breakfast plate? Do you even eat breakfast? If your body is lacking the nutrition it requires to deal with day-to-day tasks, you could be overeating later on in the day to make up for it without even realizing you do it. Whether you skip breakfast or eat the wrong foods when you first wake up, you are doing yourself a great disservice on both counts.
Did you know that the muffins you buy from the grocery store are jam packed full of calories and saturated fats? Each of these commercially packaged muffins will contain at least 350 calories or more. Banana nut, pumpkin oat, poppy seed – these muffins may seem pretty healthy at first glance when you see them sitting on the store shelf, but looks can be deceiving. Processed foods are notorious for their high fat content, but breakfast muffins are especially infamous. You probably will not want to give up on your breakfast, so what alternatives are there to these fattening muffins? How can you switch out your normal breakfast muffin for a healthy muffin, and what is it that makes a muffin healthy? The answer is simple.
The good news is that you will not have to quit looking for your breakfast muffins at the store. Many store chains have begun to offer healthier alternatives to customers in recent years. It would be worth it to check store shelves next time you visit the supermarket for those alternatives. Or even better, just bake muffins yourself! Primary ingredients to look for on muffin labels include whole wheat grains, shredded carrots, oat bran, fruits, pecans and other nuts. You will definitely want to avoid any muffins that contain high trace amounts of sodium, buttermilk, chocolate chips, cream cheese, streusel and white flour. Initially, it may be challenging to give up on eating these sugary muffins, but switching over to healthy muffins will not mean giving up on your taste buds. You still can enjoy a great chocolate muffin occasionally of course! Especially one you bake yourself!
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