Let’s talk about breakfast. You’ve heard it before: The first meal of the day is the most important. The reason it’s so vital to start smart in the morning shouldn’t come as a shock – your body needs energy to kick-start your day. A recipe with a short cook time (or no cooking at all) is the key. Check out these easy healthy breakfast recipes that take five minutes or less to throw together.
Did you know that eating a high-protein breakfast in the morning reduces food cravings and consumption later in the day? If you’re looking for a powerful punch of protein, look no further than quinoa.
Quinoa is a whole-grain oatmeal that packs eight grams of protein in just one cup. For a breakfast recipe, cook the quinoa ahead of time as directed on the package. When it’s almost done, add a cup of milk, and then simmer until it thickens. Then, store in an air-tight container in your refrigerator until it’s time for breakfast.
When you’re ready to eat, warm the quinoa and milk in the microwave, and add your favorite hot-cereal mix-ins, such as raisins, dried cranberries, fresh bananas, or blueberries. If you pour it into a travel cup and grab a plastic spoon, you can enjoy this healthy breakfast on the bus or train.
English Muffin Pizza
I love English muffins! And when I can combine my other favorite food – pizza – then I have a breakfast match made in heaven.
You too can make this mini-pizza in minutes by topping a whole-wheat English muffin with tomato puree, low-fat shredded cheese, and any chopped vegetables you like. Then, simply pop in the oven and melt the cheese. Voila! It’s ready to enjoy!
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Toast
When you need something in a hurry try overloading your toasts. For example, you can pack your toast with avocado: https://bit.ly/2VWdw9o
Or you can try this delicious meal featuring peanut butter – which offers eight grams of protein per two tablespoons – plus crisp, fiber-rich apple slices and crunchy granola piled on top. Did I mention this meal is as delicious as it is healthy?
Unlike a traditional muffin, egg muffins are packed with protein, without loading up on sugar and carbs. Plus, adding spinach or tomatoes will put you well on your way to your vegetable goals before lunch. The recipe can be found here: https://bit.ly/2UwnCgI
I recommend making a batch, popping them in the fridge, and then when it’s time to get your morning fix simply pop them in the microwave and heat up for a quick 30-to-60 seconds. That’s all it takes and then you’re off to face your day!
Cheesy Mushroom Scramble
I include egg meals because they really take much less time than you think to prepare. Try this quick scrambled egg recipe for breakfast, complete with mushrooms and low-fat shredded cheese, here: https://bit.ly/2XUIrEB.
These are just a few ideas…are there any we missed? We want to hear from you. Please share your comments and contact us with your own healthy breakfast ideas.