Allow us to start with a cliche: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You probably have heard this since you were young, as it was the rallying cry of sugary cereals throughout the 90s and quick-fix meals through the early 2000s. Studies have shown time and time again that this nugget of wisdom has a heavy dose of truth behind it; People who eat breakfast tend to report more energy, have better focus for work and school, and even tend to have lower body fat percentages than those who don’t.
Despite the clear benefits of doing so, however, more than 53% of Americans skip breakfast at least once a week. If that wasn’t bad enough, a whopping 39% of people skip breakfast and lunch combined. Getting all your calories from one meal is not only a way to send an adult metabolism into free fall, but it is also starving the muscles and brain for most of the day.
The most common reason people have for skipping breakfast is a lack of time. We’ve all grown accustomed to the image of a balanced breakfast being a hot stack of pancakes, bacon, fruit salad, and milk, or as most working adults see it: “waking up at the crack of dawn in order for me to have time to make that, eat all that, and make my commute.”
However, most people don’t know that a balanced breakfast really only entails a protein and some whole grains. The whole grains will keep your full, plus the carbohydrates they provide will give you an immediate burst of energy. Protein will keep you going longer, and keep you full until lunch time rolls around. You might be able to cheat with a protein bar, but their nutritional value and sugar content is usually just about as bad as a candy bar. Instead, you might want to try a simple and short - ten minute at most - soft boiled egg and toast breakfast.
Bring a small pot of water to a boil, then down to a simmer. Add your eggs - however many you plan on eating, but one or two should suffice - and allow them to cook for six minutes. Timing is important, as letting them hang out in the water too long will fully cook the yolk. Toast some of your favorite whole wheat or whole grain bread while that boils while you’re watching the water.
Using the Epare Egg Topper Set, remove the top of the egg and enjoy the yolky goodness. With two eggs and two pieces of toast having a little over three hundred calories and about 13 grams of protein, this is a quick (less than ten minute) and complete breakfast will get you ready for your day.