BBL on the Web: Eat Breakfast, Lose Weight

Do you drink a cup of coffee instead of eating a meal at breakfast to cut calories? If so, you may want to change your habits. Skipping breakfast may hurt a person’s chances of losing weight according to a panel discussion at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 2012 Annual Meeting & Food Expo.

About 18 percent of Americans regularly skip breakfast (myself included). But research shows that people who eat breakfast tend to weigh less and have healthier eating habits than their breakfast-skipping counterparts.

If it’s not already part of your morning routine, breakfast can be difficult to find time for as you’re running out the door. We have gathered some easy breakfast recipes from around the Web to help. You can make all of these in advance, so you can grab, eat and go.

Blueberry and Maple-Pecan Granola Parfait (Cooking Light)
This is good for both you and young kids. Make it the night before and refrigerate in plastic containers that everyone can pull out at their convenience.

Wake-Up Casserole (All Recipes)
With only six ingredients, this breakfast casserole can be thrown in the oven in a jiffy.

Peanut Butter and Fruit Toast (Whole Foods)
If you are the type who comes home at 11 p.m. only to sleep and go back out the door at 8 a.m., then making a quick piece of toast in the morning is a great option. Just spread on some peanut butter and add a fruit topping of your choice.

What’s your favorite quick and healthy breakfast? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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