Breakfast for dinner, it’s the ultimate rebellion to breaking the laws of a traditional day. Why should you only have breakfast in the morning? No one is stopping you from having it for dinner! It’s not as if the pillars of society will come crumbling to the ground if you decide to take up this act of defiance. An even bigger question is how healthy is eating breakfast for dinner? Well, we decided to answer that question.
Traditional Breakfast Foods
First, let’s take a look at the traditional breakfast foods people can choose from. You have cereal, pancakes, bacon, toast, eggs, and oatmeal. Toss in some muffins and donuts if you want. So, when choosing from these traditional breakfast foods does it make them healthy to eat for dinner? Well, the answer is yes and no.
It depends completely on the foods you choose to eat for dinner. If you have some toast, two slices of bacon, and some eggs you’re looking at a pretty decent breakfast. Provided you eat whole grain bread and make a healthy omelet out of your eggs. However, if you decide to have a mountain of pancakes slathered in syrup and butter. Addin a muffin or a donut, and it’s not very healthy. Even oatmeal and cereal can be healthy provided you choose the right ones to eat.
Portion Sizes & Ingredients
Anyone can tell you a meal high in fats and calories is not good for you. While having such a meal every once in a while if you lead a healthy lifestyle won’t hurt you. Having it, all the time or everyday can be harmful. The main thing to think about when it comes down to breakfast is the ingredients being used and portion sizes.
Of course, if you have seven slices of bacon and a mountain of pancakes that’s not a very healthy breakfast either. However, you can usually have two pancakes with a moderate amount of butter and maple syrup. Two slices of bacon and whole wheat toast to make for a filling dinner. In order to balance your meal out, you may think of replacing your maple syrup with some fresh fruit instead. It’s a matter of the right ingredients, and making sure you’re balancing your meal out. This rule can be applied to the majority of meals anyone consumes.
So, what’s the verdict on this one? Is it healthier to eat breakfast for dinner? Well, like we said above yes and no. Yes, it can be healthy if you choose the right ingredients and manage your portion size. No, if you decide to indulge in breakfast and go with the unhealthy foods. There are no health benefits to eating breakfast for dinner other than the nutrients you receive from foods you eat that meal. In fact, you could eat breakfast for dinner every day if you wanted too. Just choose the healthy options, and you’ll be fine.