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EAT BREAKFAST!

Eat breakfast!!! People who don’t eat breakfast are 4.5 times more likely to be overweight than those who do. In fact, some research suggests that people who start their day with a 610 calorie breakfast actually eat less calories overall. That is a big breakfast! But the take home message is to move up those calories rather than eating your biggest meal right before you sit on the couch or go to bed. You need those calories to fuel your day, not your night.

If you’re not hungry for breakfast, you could be eating too much, too late at night the night before. You also need to get into the habit of eating breakfast before you will be hungry for it. One of our favorite foods to start the day off right is the Movara Muffin.

Movara’s Morning Muffins

makes 6 muffins

3/4 cup apple juice

1 cup granny smith apple, diced

1 cup dried cranberries

½ cup apple sauce

1 cup oat flour

1 cup steel cut oats

1/3 cup cane sugar or sweetener of choice

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix wet and dry ingredients separately, then combine them and mix until fully incorporated. Leave in an airtight container overnight. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and fill muffin tins 2/3 of the way with batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool.

Per serving (1 muffin): 247 calories, 1g fat, 10g protein, 54g carbohydrates, 4g fiber

Adapted from a blog post written by: Emily Fonnesbeck RD,CD