Healthy Breakfast Options

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We have all heard it. Starting your morning the right way is essential and can impact your performance for the rest of the day. That’s why in today’s post, we have compiled a few healthy breakfast options for you to explore.

We know that the mornings can be a bit hectic and we sometimes even decide to skip breakfast. However, most of these healthy breakfast options are quick to make and you can have them on the go.

So come on, let’s explore.

1. Perfect Oatmeal Recipe

This video is perfect for oatmeal lovers. Maddie guides us through the process of making an amazingly delicious bowl of oatmeal. She gives precise measurements to use depending on the type of oats you have on hand, as well as the level of consistency you would like your oats to be. Oatmeal as a breakfast option is not only delicious, but it  is also good for you,

Check out these benefits of eating oats and oatmeal

2. Healthy Breakfast Hash

Hash is a dish of cooked meat cut into small pieces and cooked again, usually with potatoes. This is the healthy version of the dish and it is just as delicious. All the seasonings and spices give it a wonderful taste. The ingredients and preparation method can be found in the description below the video. The whole dish is only 206 calories and it packs a great amount. Fantastic, right?

3. Egg and Oatmeal Muffins

Here, we have three very easy and healthy breakfast options that are fun to make. They are made from eggs, which are a very good source of high quality protein, and oatmeal. This is the type of meal that you can make the night before, then take it with you on the go in the morning. This ensures that you don’t skip out on the most important meal of the day.

4. Healthy Breakfast Recipes for Kids

Our children need a healthy breakfast in the mornings because, let’s be real, they are super active throughout the day. As a result, they need something to give them that right start. Watch as Danielle Dimengo, registered Dietitian, gives us the best healthy breakfast options for our kids. Help them to keep their energy up with these breakfast ideas.

Related: Importance of Breakfast to Kids and Students

5. Healthy Banana and Oatmeal Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes, am I right? These oatmeal and banana pancakes are sure to leave you satisfied with its taste and leave you contented with a packed stomach. They help to keep you fuller longer, and it is a given that they are delicious.

6. Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Lastly,  these five incredible smoothie recipes help you to kick start your morning on the right foot. All of these smoothies use fruits which are natural sweeteners. There is nothing artificial in these smoothies, and, they are super delicious. There’s one for each working day of the week!

Related: Smoothies as Meal Replacements

Go ahead and try out our healthy breakfast recommendations. Your body deserves the best “Good Morning” it can get.

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What is Wheat Germ and How to Use it?

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If you are like me then you’re wondering what is wheat germ and how do you even use it?

Wheat germ is the core of the seed; the part that grows into a plant. Basically, it is the embryo of the seed.

The beauty of it is that it is packed with vital nutrients to help lower cholesterol and weight loss. It also contains folic acid which is very beneficial to pregnant women. 

RELATED: See Health Facts About Wheat Germ

So today we’re going to be looking at some recipes of how we can incorporate this nutritious little ingredient into our diet. Let’s go! 

1. Baked Herbed Chicken Nuggets

This is simply outstanding chicken! Coated in a mix of herbs and wheat germ, this recipe will have the entire family wanting more. 

Ingredients include:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs, seasoned
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

2. Cherry Wheat Germ Muffins

As the Christmas season draws closer, my appetite is opened to more and more baked goodies. Check out these yummy cherry wheat germ muffins.

Ingredients are:

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup dried cherries, chopped
  • ½ cup toasted wheatgerm
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

3. Spring and Wheat Germ Milkshake

The video starts off a bit slow so you can jump to the timestamp 0:38 sec. This milkshake is great to have for breakfast, lunch or on-the-go. 

Ingredients are simple:

  • 1 large banana
  • Handful of strawberries
  • ½ fresh lemon juice
  • 1 plain or greek yogurt
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon wheatgerm

4. Wheat Germ Smoothie

We have another smoothie for you and this one is a must try. It is rich in protein and has all those ingredients to lower that cholesterol. This time we have:

  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup plain ( or low fat/non-fat) yogurt
  • 1 tbsp wheatgerm
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 4 ice cubes

Make this shake today!

5. Whole Grain Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These tasty cookies are perfect for a healthy snack during the day. They are packed with essential nutrients and full of flavor. 

Ingredients are:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup toasted wheatgerm
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Also see: Oatmeal recipes to lower your cholesterol

5 Smoothies to Lower Cholesterol

Smoothies to Lower Cholesterol

Smoothies are Life!

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Some time ago I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and man how it shocked me. So as a result, I decided to change my ways and change my life. I scoured the internet and found these 5 smoothies to lower cholesterol. They are very easy to make and very delicious. I certainly hope that you will love them.

Our diet is very critical when it comes to reducing our cholesterol. Therefore, we must change the way we eat if we hope to see any results.

That being said, let’s get into some recipes for smoothies to lower Cholesterol (LDL).

1. Daily Green Smoothie

This is perfect for you! It requires a small amount of each ingredient and is very easy to make. The measurements are not standard though but you can be generous with your serving.

Ingredients

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Celery
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • Lemon

2. Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

Excellent recipe here! She begins to speak about the recipe at the 2:35 mark but you can watch her intro if you want. Similar ingredients to the first video so it shouldn’t be a problem.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1tsp flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups of water or coconut water
  • (Optional) 1 Cup frozen pineapple
Blender

3. 5 Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

The Domestic Geek makes excellent videos with clear instructions but not all would achieve our goal of lowering that LDL cholesterol. As such, we will focus on the green smoothies. Here is 5 of her choices and trust me, they’re good!

4. Avocado and Coconut Refresher Smoothie

Only 3 ingredients! This is so simple to make and very good for your heart. Not a lot of people believe coconut is good for your health because of the saturated fat content but studies have shown otherwise. So feel free to enjoy this healthy smoothie anytime.

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Mango
  • Coconut Milk

5. Avocado and Ripe Banana Smoothie

This recipe is excellent! Very tasty and healthy ingredients by Chef Ricardo. Big up man!

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Ripe bananas
  • Spinach
  • Honey
  • Water

I hope you found a smoothie recipe to lower cholesterol here and remember, your diet is only a part of the solution, you still need regular exercise. In addition those smoothies, you may also make Cucumber Juice or Cucumber Water and eat Oatmeal every day. Healthy eating paired with regular exercise and you will see fantastic results on next test.