Healthy breakfasts help you start off the day right and can help you lose weight, by keeping you feeling full longer. I have several favorites and some that clients have shared. In fact, if you have a healthy breakfast option you’d like to share, please feel free to do so in the comment section. We all are better when we help each other with knowledge. Some people simply do not like to eat breakfast. In fact, some are natural intermittent fasters. For the rest of us, here are some breakfasts that are perfect for the weekend and some that will get you out of the house quickly.
If you’re always running late, plan for a quick breakfast on the go.
Breakfasts take time to prepare and if you’re a last minute leaver, you may not have that time. That’s why preparing overnight oats with fruit and nuts on top could be a huge benefit. The oatmeal has fiber that fills you up and when topped with fruit and nuts provide protein and loads of nutrients. You can take time over the weekend to make healthy banana bread or pumpkin bread, then spread on some nut butter and you’re ready to leave. Another option is a hard-boiled egg. It even has its own container. Add a banana or some toast with mashed avocado and it’s a fast breakfast packed with nutritional power that keeps you full longer.
If time isn’t a problem, enjoy a royal breakfast.
If you have time on the weekend or even a day off during the week, where you can enjoy both the process of making breakfast and eating it, one of my all time favorites is a scramble. It’s a great way to use up the extra vegetables in the frig, too. I like a vegetarian option and normally include onions, mushrooms, broccoli and pepper. If I have cut up carrots, spinach, or kale, they go in, too. If I have a craving for more meat, leftover beef or turkey can be added. You can also add all the ingredients in a bowl, making sure you cut the vegetables in small pieces and pour it in a muffin cup and bake, for a mini scramble egg muffin.
Make sure you include protein, a source of fiber and healthy fat.
If you want to feel fuller longer, don’t forget the healthy fat, protein and fiber. They’re all an important part of your diet and will help you stay fuller longer. Protein includes meat, milk, eggs or even beans, such as a breakfast burrito. Healthy fat can include avocado, eggs, cheese or nuts, for example. You’ll get fiber from oatmeal, muesli, nuts and seeds. Try to include these things in your breakfast recipes.
- Having the ingredients ready for a smoothie is a quick breakfast idea. Just toss them in the blender, pour in your cup and you’re ready to go. Clean up is a breeze and only takes a second. Put water in the blender, turn it on and you’re ready to go.
- Breakfast sandwiches are becoming more popular with people on the go that want to eat healthier. Try an open face sandwich on whole grain. Sliced avocado, smoked salmon, tomatoes, eggs, baby lettuce and a bit of feta are a few of the ingredients you can use.
- Be prepared for those mornings you simply don’t have time. Have some natural peanut butter and fresh fruit at your office or on the kitchen shelf ready to go. Apples and bananas are both great with nut butter of any type.
- Plain Greek yogurt topped with walnuts or almonds and frozen or fresh berries or fruit is a filling breakfast. Chopped frozen black cherries, wheat germ, walnuts and Greek yogurt is filling and delicious.
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