Did you know that sitting down for a bowl of breakfast cereal could be just as bad as going without breakfast altogether? Research shows that eating all-carbs breakfast will create cereal cravings in the afternoon. It’s also likely to make you eat more later in the day. This is what I experience as well.
While breakfast cereal might seem like an easy go to option for it’s quick and easy preparation, there are still many other options you can be filling your breakfast bowl with that will not only nutritionally benefit you, but be time effective too!
These are basically mini omelets that are baked in a muffin tray. You can eat them hot or cold, depending on your mood. You can also add in other healthy foods like vegetables, cheese, or meats. Simply mix up eggs with some chopped vegetables, a pinch of salt and pepper and pop in the oven for 15-20 minutes. You can even make these ahead of time in batches!
This only takes a few minutes in the skillet to cook and is great for using leftovers. Greens, beans, roasted potatoes, leftover meat, anything you’ve got will work. The best part is that it’s super healthy for you!
Biscuits or Muffins
These are pretty great because you can add in all sorts of things to make them even more healthy and tasty. Some of the things I like to add in are nuts, seeds, and fruits like blue berries into the mix and replace sugar with honey, banana or maple syrup.
Muesli is great for the summer time when it’s too hot for things like a hot bowl of oatmeal. Raw oats, fruit, and nuts is very filling and can be soaked in milk overnight to make a cold breakfast that’s ready to help you beat the heat of the summer’s day.
Porridge isn’t just for goldilocks and the three bears. It’s a great breakfast meal that can be changed up pretty easily just by adding a different topping to it. Some tasty porridge toppings to try are natural yogurt, honey, fruit, crushed nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, nut butters, banana and pumpkin seeds. YUM!
Smoothies are very healthy for you, but it can be tricky to make sure they fill you up until your next meal. Try adding some dry oats, nut butters, or avocado for more protein and belly filling power!
Plain or Greek yogurt with fresh fruits added in can be tasty and good for your muscles and bones. You can also try adding mixed nuts, fresh fruits and muesli. This way you get a healthy breakfast and it’s super fast.
You need to be very careful with these. Some of these bars say they are healthy when they are really packed full of sugar. I like to make my own instead so that I can make sure I am eating only the healthiest ingredients. So, instead of adding sugar, try adding some nuts, oats, or dried fruit. Those ingredients will guarantee it tastes great and will be healthy for you.
Ham and Egg Cups
You can make these in a muffin tray with ham and eggs. They taste super great fresh out of the oven or chilled. You could add vegetables, cheese, leftovers and more. Just use a lot of imagination for a lot of taste! Also, they are very healthy and sure to help give you the energy you need to make it through the day.
Eggs and Toast Soldiers
These are soft boiled or poached eggs with whole meal toast soldiers. They are a great and healthy meal that’s as easy and tasty as pouring a bowl of cereal. You could even try using Steamed Asparagus or Green beans instead as dippers.
The Surprise Plate
Like the Breakfast quesadillas, these are great for using leftovers. You can add in fruits, veggies, meat, cheese, olives, dried fruit, and/or nuts to make whatever surprise you’d like to see on your plate in the morning.
You should now have some great inspiration for swapping out your not-so-healthy breakfast cereal with some newfound faves. Your morning will be happier, healthier and your body will thank you for it.
So, really, there is no reason to skip the most important meal of the day. Whether you are in a rush or have plenty of time to cook up a hearty meal, you’ve got plenty of healthy options to choose from that will make sure you stay focused for the day. After all, a good breakfast means a goo day right?
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