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Four Alternative Diet Breakfast Food Choices

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Even though you'll have to forgo the Danish pastries and cinnamon buns, there's no reason why diet breakfast food can't be delicious and satisfying. Making good breakfast decisions, such as substituting whole grain toast with peanut butter instead of sugary jams, or hot cereal for cold, can lower your daily calorie count by lessening your hunger throughout the day. Eating a hearty, filling breakfast can help you lose weight, since you'll be less prone to needless snacking. If you'd like to learn more about healthy, satisfying, diet-friendly breakfast foods, this guide will take you through some possible options.

Option 1: Omelets

Eggs, cheese, and vegetables (such as bell peppers or spinach) create a hearty and antioxidant-rich meal. For minimum fat and calories, use only egg whites or one whole egg and two egg whites, and low fat cheese. You should also fry the omelet in olive oil rather than butter, and steer clear of pieces of sausage or bacon. Colorful vegetables add flavor, nutrition, and visual flair to make omelets a lovely choice for breakfast.

Option 2: Oatmeal

Oatmeal is commonly described as a food that "sticks to your ribs," making it a cold-weather favorite since it leaves you feeling warm and satiated for a long time. You can sweeten your oatmeal by adding cinnamon, fresh fruits, almonds, or honey for a healthy and delicious breakfast choice. If you like milk with your oatmeal, choose 1% or nonfat milk to minimize your fat intake. Also be aware that fruits and honey, while healthy in moderation, still have a high sugar content (which may not mesh well with your diet program).

Option 3: Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos make for a fun on-the-go breakfast that you can customize to your taste by changing the vegetables used. Fry up some egg whites with chopped vegetables of your choice - tomatoes and spinach are recommended - and a touch of low fat cheese. Wrap the mix in a whole-wheat tortilla wrap and enjoy! Breakfast burritos are a great option for anyone who wants a nutritious and filling meal that isn't too messy to eat in the car on the way to work.

Option 4: Protein Pancakes

These pancakes are high in protein and healthy carbohydrates (while containing minimal fat and sugar), making them a choice both nutritious and delicious. To make, combine 1/3 cup cottage cheese (low fat), 1/2 cup dry oatmeal, 1/2 cup egg whites, a pinch of cinnamon, and a splash of vanilla in a blender. Add some fresh berries and fry up the batter like you would any other pancake. You can use honey or peanut butter as a syrup, should you so desire.

Any of these 4 alternative diet breakfast choices will make a great meal to start your day off right. Spice up the most important meal of the day with these versatile and fun options to help you live healthily.

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