Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s a great way to fuel your body and get it going before you head out into the world, but many people don’t realize that what they’re eating for breakfast could be taking years off their life. By following some easy tips, you can make breakfast healthier without having to give up all of your favorite foods! Here are some great healthy breakfast ideas.
Yogurt and Fruit Parfait
Start your day off with a nice serving of yogurt and fruit parfait. This tasty dish is both healthy and easy to prepare! First, sprinkle some granola in the bottom of a cup or bowl for a bit of crunch. Next, add about half a cup of Greek yogurt – you can use vanilla or plain.
Top yogurt and granola with a little bit of honey and milk, if desired; otherwise, you can eat it as is! Finally, add your favorite fruit on top. Slice up some strawberries, add a few raspberries, or sprinkle in some blueberries. You can also add bananas to this dish.
Whole Grain Toast with a Side of Grapefruit
If you’re looking for a quick breakfast that’s quick to prepare, try whole-grain toast served alongside some grapefruit. Start by toasting your favorite type of bread – whether it’s white, wheat, or something else!
Once the bread is nice and crisp, sprinkle on some cinnamon or sugar, whichever you prefer! Next, slice up the grapefruit and add it to the side of your plate. Finally, break off a piece of toast and enjoy!
Peanut Butter with an Orange
If you’re looking for something to eat that will give you a jolt of energy, try peanut butter and orange slices. First, put some jelly or honey on your toast or English muffin, whichever you prefer! Then, slice the orange into small pieces and add it to the plate.
To top the dish off, smear a little bit of peanut butter on your plate. Put a few pieces of fruit on top and enjoy!
Whole Wheat Pancakes with Berries
These pancakes are sure to give you energy for your day. Follow this recipe to make them tasty and nutritious! Mix together some whole wheat flour, yogurt, baking powder, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Add milk as needed – about one cup at first. If the ingredients are not mixed together well, or you want to add more milk, do so.
Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary; then pour batter into a hot skillet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Flip pancakes over when they start to bubble (after about 2 minutes). Cook for another few minutes and serve with berries on top!
Ham & Cheese Egg Cups
If you want to start your day off with a nice warm breakfast, try ham & cheese egg cups. Start by laying slices of ham evenly around the bottom of small containers or ramekins. Then, crack an egg into each container and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Once they’re fully cooked, lift out egg cups and sprinkle on cheese. Place back in the oven for about two minutes or until cheese has melted. Egg cups should be served warm!
This dish is perfect for those who follow the keto diet! Mix together 1 cup of chia seeds, 2 cups of almond milk, and a dash of vanilla extract in a large bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight, so the chia seeds expand and soak up some liquid.
Top cereal with your favorite nuts and berries to make it even healthier. You can also add some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice for extra flavor!
Oatmeal with Mixed Berries and Almond Milk
This delicious dish will give you energy for the morning. Start by rinsing 1/2 cup of oats underwater in a bowl. Add about 2 cups of boiling water to the oatmeal, stirring constantly until it thickens slightly. Next, add some fresh berries – cranberries, blueberries, blackberries, or any other type! You can also add a dash of cinnamon or stir in some maple syrup for extra flavor.
Finally, top oatmeal with almond milk and enjoy! This dish is great served cold, too – just place the oatmeal in the refrigerator overnight, so it’s ready to go in the morning.
These muffins are perfect when you need a quick pick-me-up. Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spraying a muffin pan with cooking spray. Next, mix together 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of melted butter, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract in a large bowl.
Add some flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon to the mixture; stirring until combined. Pour batter into each muffin cup and bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into one of the muffins comes out clean.
Start this dish by sautéing some bell peppers, mushrooms, and onion in a skillet with olive oil. When the vegetables are tender, and the edges just begin to brown, add 2 eggs and scramble them. Next, stir in 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and remove from heat.
Place omelet on a plate and top with salsa (optional). Serve the omelet on its own, or add some toast on the side! Also, A fruit salad or a cup of fruit is a great option as well!
As you can see, it is easy to make breakfast healthier! Try these recipes and see for yourself how tasty and convenient, healthy food can be. These are just some ideas to help you begin. Experiment with different ingredients to see what you can come up with on your own! Have fun and enjoy your new healthy breakfast!