Three healthy breakfast meals to start off your day
Posted on 08 April 2015
The next time you rush out the door without eating breakfast, consider this: skipping breakfast can cause you to overeat later. Start your day off right by eating a healthy breakfast. It will give you energy to plow through the day, satisfy your appetite, and will also prevent you from binging the rest of the day. Eating a breakfast with good carbs, fiber, and protein is the best way to start your day! Here are some healthy suggestions on what to eat for breakfast.
- Avocado Toast with Egg. This meal is great for those of you that are in a rush because it can be prepared within 5 minutes, whether you like your eggs scrambled or sunny side up. All you need is:
1 ripe avocado
Sea Salt or kosher salt
Fresh black pepper
1 whole organic egg
1 slice of whole wheat/multigrain toasted bread
Toast the slice of bread. Cut slices of the avocado on the long side and make sure to discard the pit. Depending on your preference, you can mash the avocado or keep it sliced. Then cook the eggs to your desire. All you have to do is place the avocado on your toast and top it with your egg. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you feel like you need some extra flavor, you can always sprinkle some cheese or add sun dried tomatoes.
- Fruit and Yogurt Parfait. This is just as quick and easy to make and will satisfy your sweet tooth. You will need:
Low Fat Greek Yogurt
Fruit of your choice (Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Mango, etc)
Cinnamon for dusting
Honey, agave or your sweetener of choice
The great part about this meal is that you don’t have to cook anything. The only cleanup you will have to do is washing a cutting knife, one bowl, and the spoon you will eat with. Cut the berries to small bits and mix it with the yogurt and crushed granola.
Top your concotion with cinnamon dust and a drizzle of honey or other sweetener.
This meal can double as a smoothie as well when you take out the granola, all you need is a blender and add some liquid, whether its almond milk, juice, or coconut water.
- Pumpkin Oatmeal. Who says that pumpkin spice is just for the fall? Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and natural nutrients that reduce bad cholesterol. Pumpkin is high in potassium which is great for restoring the balance of electrolytes after a workout. Here is what you’ll need:
1 3/4 cups almond milk
1/2 cup of uncooked quick oats
1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Dash of sea salt
optional maple syrup
In a saucepan, stir the almond milk and bring it to a boil. Then add the oats, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice and continue to stir. Next, reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for a few minutes until the oats are thoroughly cooked. For those of you that need some extra flavor, add some coconut flakes, nuts or even a bit of maple syrup. Enjoy!