Starting off the day with a breakfast that includes whole grains is one of the best things that you can do for your health. Whole grains provide the complex carbohydrates (the good kind), fiber, protein and iron needed for optimum health. Listed below are some of the best grains you can eat for a truly, nutritious breakfast.
With organic oat bran, you're about two minutes away from a delicious, healthy cereal. It has a very smooth flavor, especially when prepared with milk instead of water. Using milk will add another good dose of calcium and Vitamin D. A serving of about 1/3 cup will yield you 5 grams of protein, 10% iron, and five grabs of fiber. Serve it with toppings like raisins, raw honey and fruit.
This wonderful collection of grains and nuts includes rye, barley, whole grain oats, almonds, raisins, etc. It has a crunchy, sweet flavor and is absolutely delicious served with cold milk. A ½ cup of muesli is jam-packed with nutrients, including about 16% iron, 8 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. Serve it with fresh fruit like bananas, apple slices. Sprinkle it with brown sugar or a dollop of raw honey.
These are the ones that we grew up on. They cook in about 10 minutes. Cook them with milk for extra nutrients. Top off a bowl with things like fruit, cinnamon, honey, etc. A half-cup contains about 7 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 12% iron.
Kamut is a rich nutty grain with an incredibly smooth, almost buttery taste. It’s delicious served with raw honey, almonds, walnuts and the fresh fruit o your choice. A quarter cup roughly contains 5 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 6% iron.
Teff is an incredibly delicious grain popular in Ethiopia, and can be found in health food stores or online. It's gluten-free, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and has double the iron of both wheat and barley. It takes about 15 minutes to cook. A ¼ cup contains six grams fiber, 25% iron, 10% calcium, and 6 grams of protein. Prepare teff as you would oatmeal. Serve with honey and fruit!