A Quick But Healthy Breakfast

breakfastBreakfast is considered by many to be the most important meal of the day for fuelling your body with the nourishment it needs to give you the energy and brain function required for a the rest of a busy day. But in our busier modern lifestyle, it is too often we consumed the meal that we’ve given the least amount of thought to as we race to get out the door to accomplish other things.

There are some preparation tips for making a nutritious breakfast quickly that can be taken with you to be eaten and savoured without needing utensils. These are great on – the – go or in – a – hurry meal ideas designed to provide a balanced protein in a delicious meal.

Peanuts are one of the best nuts in terms of balanced nutrition. By this I mean that they provide all of the essential amino acids. Amino acids are basic components of protein. The essential amino acids are the ones that our bodies need for optimal functioning but cannot produce themselves. The complete range of essential amino acids can be found in meats and dairy. Some of them can be found in all foods with protein. But most plant based protein does not contain the full array of all 11 of them.

 

peanutbutterPeanut Butter

You can buy peanut butter online. It is a delicious spread made from finely ground peanuts that is in a spreadable paste. This peanut spread has been popular in Western countries for generations. And it can be used in so many combinations for any meal of the day.

 

Kaya Spread

A delicious tradition in the East, this paste is made from coconut, sugar and egg. And once prepared, it can quickly be used with other prepared cereal grain foods for an easy breakfast item.

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Here, we will focus on breakfast combinations that can be prepared in advance within a minutes and taken with you to be eaten in a car, or while walking, or at a desk.

 

Peanut Butter Granola Balls

Muesli, Kaya jam, peanut butter, dried fruit.

ball1. Granola: You can toast the Muesli in advance in advance if you with the Kaya jam. Simply mix the spread into the amount of Muesli you wish to prepare in advance. Toss the cereal until well coated with the jam. Then spread the Muesli in a thin layer on a flat pan and toast it in a 350 degree oven until it is golden brown and the Kaya spread has dried on to the cereal. You’ll know it’s close to done when you smell it. At 10 minutes, begin checking it for the desired golden to brown colour every 2-3 minutes. You can toast a whole box of Muesli or as much rolled oats in a batch as you want for a week at a time.

2. When the granola has cooled and set, you can begin stirring the peanut butter in at a ratio of about 120 mL of peanut butter to 240 mL of granola. You can use your hands or a spoon. You can also add 120 mL of your choice of chopped or whole dried fruit at this point.

3. Roll the batter into about 3 cm balls. Lay them side by side onto a plate and refrigerate to set. They can then be stored at room temperature if you wish. And they are now ready to be loaded into a baggie or a cup. Usually about 4 balls is considered a portion.

 

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