Skipping breakfast means missing out on essential health benefits. For healthy breakfast options and understanding its importance, read the following article…
When it comes to preparing a healthy breakfast first thing in the morning, many of us make a sour face. Our lives have become too hectic and filled with chores that the liberty to sit down with the family, and having a good wholesome breakfast seems tough. However, as you may have already heard, breakfast is one of the most important and must-have meal in the day. Without a nutritious breakfast, you aren’t providing enough fuel to your body so that it can work properly for the rest of the day. Also, breakfast is necessary to kick start your metabolism so that you can burn calories and not store them. But don’t look at breakfast as being helpful for just a day or so. If you regularly eat breakfast that includes essential nutrients, you are taking steps to benefiting your overall health. Which is why, don’t skip breakfast. And to help you stay on this track, we will provide information about some breakfast foods that are not just healthy for you but for everyone in your family as well.
Top 10 Quick Breakfast Ideas
Between last night’s dinner and this morning’s lunch, a breakfast is the perfect way to keep your stomach satisfied and full. But that doesn’t mean you head straight to a breakfast place or your favorite fast food restaurant. No; that in fact is a big no-no. Of course, there are various healthy breakfast options on the go, to work and/or school but that’s what we need to stay away from. So for a fast and nutritious morning, here are the top 10 breakfast ideas for you to try.
Make a delicious omelet with turkey slices or soy bacon. Take 1 egg along with 2 egg whites, 2 slices of your choice of meat, and a cup of assorted vegetables (onions, peppers, broccoli). Prepare the omelet in little bit of olive oil and pair it with whole-wheat toast and a glass of fresh orange juice. An excellent start to your morning.
Make your own breakfast parfait. For this, you’ll need low-fat plain yogurt or soy yogurt, granola (you can add almonds and walnuts instead), unsweetened cornflakes, and fresh berries. Make layers with all the ingredients and munch away. It’s fast, easy, and definitely delicious. Everyone in your home, even the kids will love this.
Milk and Cereal
Try the classic milk and cereal mix, but with a twist. In a bowl, mix high fiber, low sugar cereal with 2% or skim milk. To try something unique, you can even add almond milk to the cereal. And if you’re a fan of fresh fruits in the cereal, then go ahead, add fresh berries, bananas, or even raisins in.
If you love scrambled eggs but want a little variation for breakfast, then how about having scrambled tofu. Take scrambled tofu and add onions, peppers, and more vegetables of your choice. For flavor, add garlic salt, black pepper, and a bit of soy sauce. Have the scrambled tofu with whole-wheat toast and a glass of mixed fruit juice.
How about a healthy burrito for breakfast? I knew you’d like the idea. Make burritos with whole wheat tortilla, scrambled eggs or scrambled tofu, low-fat cheese, and vegetables. To spice up the burrito, add some salsa to it. If you have time in the morning (Sunday or any other holiday), you can even ask the kids to help out and make their own burritos. Oh and don’t forget your glass of fresh fruit juice.
Let’s cook oats. But this isn’t going to be just any oats; we’ve put a little spin on it. Take raisins, dried cranberries, soy milk, and slices of bananas in a bowl. Cook oats and mix everything together. This hot and healthy breakfast is just what you need. Wash everything down with 100% apple juice.
Do you fancy a bagel in the morning? Then here’s an idea. Take a whole-wheat bagel and top it with reduced fat cottage cheese or almond butter and slices of apple. Have the bagel with a bowl of fruit salad (apples, pears, berries, bananas) and a cup of herbal tea or orange juice.
Pancakes and Waffles
If you think we’ve forgotten about pancakes and waffles, think again. Make your favorite pancakes and waffles with half all-purpose flour and half whole-wheat flour. Add oats, ground flax seed, berries, or oat bran for flavor and nutrition. Eat your pancakes and waffles with 2% or almond milk.
Here’s another yummy breakfast idea. Prepare the French toast with whole-grain bread and an egg mixed with fat-free milk, vanilla, and cinnamon powder. Try your French toast with a cup of herbal tea or fresh fruit juice.
Last, but certainly not the least, a breakfast smoothie. Mix a cup of fresh fruit with soy or low-fat milk. To sweeten the smoothie, you can add Splenda or honey. Blend the ingredients and have the smoothie on-the-go. This is one of the best high protein breakfast ideas for you and your family.
A healthy breakfast is the main reason we avoid binge eating and keep high-calorie and unhealthy foods at bay. People who are looking to lose or maintain an ideal weight for themselves should also consider having breakfast everyday. Stay efficient, strong, and energetic with these breakfast options given to you in this article.