There are so many benefits to having breakfast for dinner.
Who said that you couldn’t have breakfast for dinner? The way we see it, you can have breakfast foods whenever you want. Just because we think of eggs as breakfast food doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy them at night. In many ways, eating breakfast for dinner can be useful for our bodies.
After a busy day at work or a busy weekend day catching up on things we missed while we were at work, the last thing we want to do is spend an hour in the kitchen making dinner. Tasty, big dinners are a lot of work, and when we’re done, we often feel bloated. Meats, potatoes, and plates of pasta are all filling. These meals are often so savory that it can be hard to stop, and as a result, we miss the signs that we are full.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention too that dinner foods can be quite expensive. The common ingredients in breakfast foods are cheaper, and these meals are also quicker to prepare. To make it even better, breakfast is often lower in calories—especially options like omelets and oatmeal.
Breakfast foods can help reduce inflammation.
The foods that we consume play a significant role in increasing or reducing the inflammation in our bodies. Though some inflammation is okay, inflammation from a diet high in inflammatory foods can become problematic. Combine these poor dietary choices with a sedentary lifestyle or smoking, and the risk for chronic illnesses such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease can increase.
Smoothies, breakfast salads, berries and yogurt, whole grains and nuts, avocado toast, and eggs and greens fill you up and help reduce inflammation. When you seek foods high in antioxidants, too, you create a winning combination that combats hunger, reduces inflammation, and helps prevent damage to your cells.
5 winning breakfast for dinner recipes.
If you’re looking for an immune system boost and want to reduce inflammation in your body, check out these breakfast for dinner recipes. All of these recipes are tooth-friendly and contain plenty of fresh ingredients. After enjoying one of these delicious breakfast meals in the evening, be sure also to brush your teeth before you head off to bed.
1. Berry and banana breakfast bowl
This delicious berry and banana breakfast bowl recipe includes frozen bananas and berries, plant-based milk, and flavored protein powder. The added protein boost will help keep you full, and you’ll appreciate the simplicity. Just blend the ingredients, and voilà, your nutrient-packed breakfast for dinner is ready.
2. Turmeric oven scrambled eggs
Herbs and spices can reduce inflammation and boost immunity. For this reason, this turmeric oven scrambled egg recipe will be sure to please. This recipe is chock full of protein and flavor. Add cilantro, avocado, salsa, and cheese to the top, and you’ll be wondering why you ever waited so long to try it.
3. Avocado and kale omelet
Speaking of eggs, have you ever tried eggs with fresh avocado and kale? Our team here at Ada Smile Place encourages you to give it a try. Avocados are often considered a superfood because of their high nutrient count, and to make things better, they don’t contain cholesterol or sodium. And the news keeps on getting better because avocados are low in saturated fat too. Let’s not forget the kale either. Kale is also chock full of nutrients, including antioxidants, fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin C, and vitamin K.
4. Super spinach pancakes
Who doesn’t love pancakes? This green version packs in the flavour with ingredients like spinach, tomatoes, and cilantro, and will also give you a super boost of body-protecting antioxidants. The best bit is that you can get really creative by custom-building your favorite toppings. Why not add some mushrooms for extra protein and some sour cream for some an added dose of calcium?
5. Dessert for breakfast for dinner
We’ve saved one of our absolute favorites for last. After all, just like we say, if breakfast can be for dinner, why can’t dessert be dinner too? These chocolate protein oats are tasty and super filling. Not only will you be feasting on nutritious ingredients, but you’ll be indulging your sweet tooth with a healthy treat.
If it’s good for your teeth, it’s good for your body.
As a rule of thumb, foods that are good for your teeth are generally good for your body. Let’s explain this a bit further by introducing you to the concept of the mouth-body connection. Your mouth serves as a gateway to the rest of your body. When bacteria build up on your teeth, you become more prone to infection. Your immune system starts to kick into gear and works to attack the disease. As a result, your gums become inflamed, and the inflammation will continue until the infection is treated and brought under control.
When the infection isn’t dealt with, it will eat away at your gums and the bone structure that keeps your teeth in place. This can lead to periodontitis, otherwise known as gum disease.
These infections can work their way into the rest of your body too. Think about it. Anything that goes into your mouth will, in some way, start to work its way through your body. It stands to reason that the same is true of an infection. So, an unhealthy mouth often means a sick body. Over 90% of system illnesses have an oral manifestation. Swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, and excessive gum issues are often linked with diabetes and leukemia.
The moral of the story is this—when you take proper care of your mouth, the rest of your body will benefit. In addition to ensuring regular dental care, the next best thing you can do for yourself is to watch what foods you put into your body. If you’re ready to embrace a healthy body and a healthy smile, book a checkup with our team at Ada Smile Place.