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Start The Day Off Right With These Five Healthy Breakfast Carbs


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Are you the type of person who starts the morning off with a cup of coffee and a donut? While your breakfast of choice might initially give you a boost, chances are within a couple of hours your body will be in a serious slump.

Instead of loading up on bagels, donuts, and sugary treats, nutritionists suggest swapping out unhealthy breakfast goodies for foods containing complex carbs, such as these five breakfast ideas.

Sprouted Bread


There’s no need to forego a slice of delicious bread or toast in the morning if you opt for sprouted bread instead of white bread. You can find sprouted bread options in most bakeries and bread aisles these days, with companies such as Ezekial making some truly delicious options. To add an extra energy punch, top your favorite slice of sprouted bread with almond butter, avocado, or peanut butter.

Oats

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It’s the perfect breakfast food – easy to make and top with your favorite fruits. Try adding flaxseed for some healthy fats, or add extra healthy carbs by topping with blueberries or bananas. Oats contain 10 grams of protein per half-cup serving, making it a great source of complex carbohydrates.

Greek Yogurt


Full of calcium, probiotics, and protein, Greek yogurt is a quick and easy breakfast choice, especially if you need to eat on the run. Try topping your favorite Greek yogurt brand with some fresh mango – another excellent source of carbs, or fresh blueberries which contain a whopping 21 grams of carbs per cup!

Shredded Wheat


Shredded whole wheat cereal with low-fat milk is a great, healthy breakfast option because it doesn’t contain any sugar or salt and is high in fiber. Watch out for shredded wheat cereal that is frosted as it’s high in sugar or shredded wheat with any kind of fruit fillings. If you want to sweeten your cereal, top with some fresh fruit instead.

Kashi 7-Grain Waffles


Yes, you can have waffles for breakfast if you choose a healthier option such as Kashi’s 7-Grain Waffles! According to Shape, Kashi’s 7-Grain Waffles contain 24 grams of whole grains per serving and 7 grams of fiber to help you stay full for longer. We love ours topped with sliced banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon!

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