We’re finally reaching the end of Spring Break(fast), and to conclude the week, today’s post will be about how to make your less nutritious breakfast foods a little bit more nutritious! When you’re trying to make a lifestyle change, it’s important to do it little by little, so that it will stick! It’s important to try and take processed foods out of your breakfast, but it’s even more important to ADD some healthy foods.
If you really like eating pancakes, waffles, or french toast, it’s pretty easy to make these foods healthier! You can switch to organic syrup (without high fructose corn syrup in it) or replace your syrup with honey, which is very delicious (and something I like to do often). Organic maple syrup and honey are both sugary foods, but they are natural sugars, not processed, like high fructose corn syrup is. Since we can find honey and maple syrup in nature, our bodies can deal with their sugar content pretty well. If you’re going to eat sugar, try to keep it as close as possible to nature.
Another great way to sweeten up some whole wheat or buckwheat pancakes (or french toast or waffles) is to add in fruits, like berries or bananas. These fruits taste sweet and are also filled with nutrients that are great for your body, so you’ll be sweetening up your breakfast while also helping your body!