Pre-Exam Breakfast Bites
Want to ace your next exam or presentation at work? Ditch the soda, cookies, and candy…. Instead, load up on the following winning foods!
Your pre-test meal should consist of slow-release carbohydrate plus high-quality protein. This winning combination will help stabilize your blood sugar while fueling your brain with continuous glucose. Bottom line — you remain sharp, alert, and ready to conquer.Pre-Exam Breakfast Ideas
- Oatmeal with Berries: bowl of oatmeal topped with 1-2 teaspoons sugar (honey is better), fresh berries, and a glass of skim milk.
- Egg Sandwich: 1-2 scrambled eggs between 2 slices of whole wheat toast; enjoy with a sliced orange.
- Breakfast Burrito: whole wheat tortilla stuffed with a scrambled egg, shredded low-fat cheese, ½ cup black beans and optional salsa
- Waffles with Peanut Butter and Bananas: whole-grain waffles, toasted and topped with peanut butter and banana slices.
Pre-Exam Lunch Ideas
- Turkey/cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread with baby carrots and an apple
- Cold pasta salad tossed with light canned tuna, vegetables and low-cal dressing.
- Leftover dinner; chicken stir-fry with rice
- Bowl of hearty lentil or black bean soup with whole grain crackers
After-school Homework Helpers
- Low-fat popcorn
- Grapes (chilled or frozen)
- Apple slices with peanut butter
- Soy crisps
- Healthy dry cereal (Puffins, Mighty Bites, Heart to Heart, Multi-Grain Cheerios)
- Baby carrots
- Pepper sticks (red, green, and yellow)
- Cherry and grape tomatoes
- String cheese
- Edamame (in the pod)
- Raw almonds or cashews
Extra Credit for Overall Brain Health
- Hydrate with plenty of water
- Load up on omega 3 fats (fatty fish, omega 3 fortified eggs, ground flaxseeds, and walnuts)
- Eat foods rich in folic acid (spinach, oranges, broccoli, and fortified breakfast cereals)
- Get plenty of exercise
Pre-Exam Breakfast Bites: Joy’s Healthy Bite
Author: Joy Bauer – Yahoo.com Health Expert
Sounds yummy to me! As salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.