5 Healthy Breakfasts To Start Your Day Off Right
We know you’ve heard it a million times, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. It sets the tone for a productive day and helps maintain weight management and a steady metabolism. This doesn’t mean you have to wake up early to create an extravagant meal though; it can be simple, believe it or not. So regardless of how busy you are, here are some of our favorite healthy breakfasts that will keep you on track and energized all day.
This is one of our all time favorites. It’s quick and easy, yet so satisfying. Grab a slice of whole wheat or gluten free toast and top it with mashed avocado and an egg. Add a little salt and pepper and you are good to go. This meal provides all of the essential nutrients, carbohydrates from the grains, healthy fats from the avocado, and protein from the egg. This yumminess will have you jumping out of bed in the morning…trust us! These delicious, healthy breakfasts could easily be your daily go-to.
Fruit & Yogurt Parfait
Forget that coffee shop yogurt parfait that you think is healthy but is actually loaded with sugar. Take a few extra minutes in the morning to prepare your own version that you know is much healthier…and cheaper! All you have to do is add some plain Greek yogurt to a bowl (or a mason jar to make it look cute) and pile on some fruit of your choice with granola or mixed nuts. You can even add a little drizzle of honey for some extra sweetness. Enjoy!
A smoothie is a great option for an “I’m not feeling hungry breakfast”. It packs a punch with all the nutrients that can be added, and it can be tailored to your liking. One of our favorite smoothie recipes is a green smoothie that contains 2 cups of spinach, 2 cups of coconut water or almond milk, and 2 cups of frozen berries. We suggest sprinkling in some flax and chia seeds for that extra protein, too!
Egg White & Vegetable Scramble
Eggs are a staple breakfast food that never fails to disappoint. Starting your day with protein packed egg whites and veggies will keep you feeling full until lunch. Simply whisk together two egg whites in a bowl, add your desired vegetables, and pour it into a non-stick pan. Cook until the eggs are firm and the veggies are soft. Try adding a little salsa or hot sauce for an extra kick!
Oatmeal is definitely what we call breakfast with benefits. Oats are nutrient rich, help lower cholesterol, and are packed with fiber. Fiber keeps you fuller longer, so you might not even need that mid morning snack! We suggest adding some fruit, almond butter, and coconut flakes for some sweetness. You could even try out the overnight oats trend if you really want to be daring!
Vegan, or just want to try something new? Fear not; read our easy vegan breakfasts guide!