Archive for July 2011
Good Afternoon, everyone. I was just looking for some information about getting a healthy breakfast and found this article to be very interesting!
Getting A Healthy Breakfast
By Peter Garant
Breakfast, like any other meal of the day, needs proper
planning. No longer is it planned independently of the other
meals. The three meals should be planned as a unit and balanced
against the daily body requirement with enough allowance for
A light breakfast must necessarily be followed be a substantial
meal, while a heavy breakfast must be followed by a light lunch.
If both breakfast and lunch are light, then a heavy dinner is
Like all meals, breakfast must be planned to include food
nutrients not provided for or inadequately found in the two
other meals to complete the essential body requirements for the
Too often, skimpy breakfasts are blamed in lack of time.
Considering that one-fourth to one-third of the day’s
requirements is served at breakfast, the need for planning ahead
is doubly justified.
Breakfast mean to break the fast of several hours.
The factors affecting the nature of the breakfast menu will
depend upon age, sex, weight, health, and kind of activities of
the individual family members. Other factors to consider are the
amount of time allotted for its preparation by one or several
family members, or by a hired helper and how light, moderate, or
heavy other meals are intended to be. Family custom may have to
contend with all of these, although strictly speaking, this must
not prevail upon the more important factors.
Breakfast should always include a raw fruit because this
contains more vitamins and minerals than cooked ones. Fresh ripe
fruits have a rich mellow aroma that can stimulate even the most
delicate appetite. It should be taken as the first course of the
meal for the same reason.
Fresh eggs are good breakfast food because they are rich in
complete protein, fat, iron, calcium, phosphorus, vitamins A &
B, and niacin. They are also easy to prepare and digest. They
can be fried, poached, soft-cooked, hard-cooked, scrambled, or
prepared as an omelet.
Rice and other cereals are the main fuel contributors in
breakfast. Rice is cooked plain or sautéed in small amount of
fat and garlic. Corn broiled and buttered is a practical
American way that can be adopted anywhere where corn is
Milk is the almost complete food and is welcome at any meal. At
breakfast, milk is popular as a beverage or taken with coffee,
chocolate, oatmeal, and other cereals. Milk should be bought
from sanitary and reliable sources. Fresh milk is safer if
pasteurized before serving.
Breakfast breads may be in the form of rolls, buns, loafbread,
biscuits, waffles, or hot cakes. Breads can be toasted and
served with butter or fruit jam like strawberry. Waffles,
hotcakes, and French toast are good for heavy and substantial
breakfast. Rolls with butter and jam, jelly, or marmalade are
suitable for heavy breakfast, too, especially if taken with a
heavy protein dish and chocolate.
If you would like to request a healthy breakfast when you stay with us at the Blue Ridge Manor B&B, we can prepare a healthier egg white omelette, fresh fruit, and Morning Star vegetarian sausage. We have served upon request gluten free, dairy free pancakes our guests absolutely loved! Just ask us! We’re here for you!