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My mom used to wake me up as a kid singing,
“Good morning to you! Good morning to you! We’re all in our places with sunshiney faces. This is the way we start a new day!”
as she ripped open the curtains to let the light in. Ugh! It was rough, but I understand why she did it. It helped me and my younger brother get going, rather than lounge around for hours, letting the best part of the day just disappear.
As an adult, I’m a big believer in the importance of getting a really good start to the day, too. I set an alarm and only allow myself to hit snooze once, love working out before the sun’s up, and don’t ever skip a good breakfast.
One of the things I’ve learned about my own body is that starting the day hungry is a slippery slope. Especially as a runner, and someone who is keenly interested in encouraging her daughter to think of food as fuel for our active lives, I think it’s incredibly important to start the day with a delicious and filling breakfast. We are also plant-based (vegetarian) so having a mix of protein, healthy fats and complex carbs is important for our overall diet.
We like to eat eggs with avocado and greek yogurt, oatmeal with peanut butter and fruit or smoothies that pack in some great fruits and vegetables. Another recipe that we’ve tried is the All-Bran muffin on Kellogg’s recipe site (swapping out applesauce for the oil and mixing in some whole wheat flour: http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/the-original-all-bran-muffins.html).
Those muffins, by the way, freeze really well — I have found that taking one out and letting it thaw overnight is perfect for mornings where I have to get out the door quickly.
The Kellogg’s Great Starts Program, is all about making small steps toward having more productive and successful days, and there are some really great tips being shared.
Kellogg’s® believes that From Great Starts Come Great Things®. So we’re helping Moms start every day with a tip from the top athletes of Team Kellogg’s™ and Team USA dietitians. The thirty days leading up to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games will each feature fun pieces of advice to help families fuel just like the athletes of Team Kellogg’s. To see all 30 tips, visit Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips
DISCLOSURE: Compensation was provided by Kellogg’s via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Kellogg’s.