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Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 7 Simple Meals for Busy Mornings

Healthy Breakfast Ideas 7 Simple Meals for Busy Mornings

When it comes to breakfast, the options seem endless. Today our lives are so fast-paced, that many of us eat whatever we can get our hands on and just keep going. Because of this, most of us are guilty of choosing convenience over health. Sure, junk food like doughnuts or pizza satisfies your needs temporarily, but can affect your health in the long run.

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives your body the nutrition it requires to get moving and helps you think better.

If you want to transform yourself from fat to fit, try these quick and healthy breakfast ideas to start your day on the right note.

1.    Egg Salad Sandwich

A sandwich is easy to make, and when combined with rich protein sources such as eggs, it will keep you full and satisfied until lunch. You can also include greens such as chopped celery, green onions or chives to get that extra crunch.

  • 6 organic free-range boiled eggs
  • ¼ cup of chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise or similar
  • ½ cup of celery
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves or a handful of organic spinach
  • 2 slices of whole grain bread (toasted if you like)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

How to make it?
  • In a bowl mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Next add chopped eggs, celery, and green onions and mix well.
  • Layer the mixture on bread with lettuce leaves.

2.    Whole Wheat Waffles

If you want to add some extra fiber to your diet, whole wheat waffles are a great and delicious choice. These waffles are crisp, light and yummy. Apart from the ingredients, you will need a waffle iron to make this dish.

  • 1 ½ cups of organic whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons of stevia, honey or coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 organic free-range egg
  • 1 ½ cups of warm milk (can substitute dairy for hemp milk, coconut milk, or almond milk)
  • 1/3 cup of sunflower or avocado oil
  • Pinch of salt to taste

How to make it?
  • Preheat the waffle iron while you mix the batter.
  • In a bowl whip the flour, baking powder, salt, and natural sugar together.
  • In another bowl whisk milk, eggs, and oil. Combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
  • Pour the mix onto the waffle iron and cook as per the directions that came along with the waffle iron.

3.    Oatmeal with Cranberries and Pistachios

Oatmeal is a staple breakfast option in many households. Most of us enjoy it all year-round, and it comes with many health benefits. It is very budget friendly too.

  • 1 ¾ cups of water
  • ¼ cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 cup of steel cut organic oats
  • ¼ cup of shelled pistachios
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of organic unrefined coconut oil

How to make it?
  • In a saucepan add water and cranberries and let it boil. Add oats and salt to the pan and keep stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Add the pistachios and brown sugar and stir it until the sugar melts. Once it is done, you can stir in the tablespoon of coconut oil.

4.    Poached Eggs with Roast Tomatoes and Mushrooms

If you’re looking for a low calorie option, this quick recipe is perfect because it only has about 230 calories and is packed with nutrients and protein.

  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower or avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of cut chives
  • 3 medium sliced tomatoes
  • 12-15 button mushrooms
  • 4 poached organic free-range eggs
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

How to make it?
  • Mix the oil, honey, chives, pepper, and salt in a bowl. Add the tomatoes and mushrooms to the mix.
  • Place a thin sheet of baking paper on a tray and transfer the mixture to it. Bake it in an oven at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.  
  • Place the vegetables and eggs on a plate to serve.

5.    Greek Yogurt Pancakes

If you’re a pancake enthusiast, this recipe produces mouth watering, fluffy pancakes that add a punch of protein to your breakfast.

  • 6 Oz of Greek yogurt
  • 1 organic free-range egg
  • ¼ cup of coconut or wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

How to make it?
  • In a bowl add the yogurt and egg. Beat it until it becomes smooth and creamy. Take another bowl and mix the flour and baking soda.
  • Combine both the mixtures and stir well.
  • Pour the batter into a pan and cook it on a medium flame. You can make any size pancake you desire.
  • Flip the pancakes when they are done on one side. Cook until they are golden brown.

6.    Smoky Beans on Toast

Homemade beans on toast are the ultimate comfort food. This is a recipe that is not only quick to make but also enjoyable, filling and satisfying.

  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower or avocado oil
  • ½ cup sliced onions
  • 2-3 organic red peppers thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 medium sized organic tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of (apple cider) vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • 200 grams of beans of your choice (kidney, black, large lima)
  • ¼ teaspoon of stevia, honey or coconut sugar
  • 1 slice of whole grain bread
  • Pinch of salt to taste

How to make it?
  • Heat the oil in a pan and add onions and pepper. Cook them until they are soft. Add garlic, tomatoes, paprika, vinegar, beans, and sugar. Cook on a medium flame for 15 minutes.
  • Toast the bread and add the cooked beans over the toast.

7.    Green Chili Casserole

This recipe will get you through the day and the week because it makes a lot! It is a breakfast dish with a southwest kick! Although it takes the longest out of all the recipes on this list, it can be eaten for lunch and even breakfast the next day.

  • 2 cans of whole green chilies
  • 1 ½ cups of shredded cheese (can substitute dairy with almond cheese or goat cheese)
  • 4 organic free-range eggs that are lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup of milk (can substitute dairy with hemp milk, coconut milk or almond milk)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

How to make it?
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a pan add the green chilies and cheese.
  • In a bowl combine the eggs and milk and whisk them well.
  • Add the milk and egg mixture to the pan. Add salt and pepper to it.
  • Bake the mixture for 30 minutes.

All of us need to eat a healthy, nutritious meal in the morning. The literal meaning of “break-fast” it is to break the fast after dinner when you wake up the next morning and have a meal. It can be tempting to miss breakfast for a few extra minutes in bed or when you’re running late for work, but putting aside some time to make something that will nourish you will make your entire day better and could make a big difference to your health.

Rise and shine with a healthy breakfast!

Which one of the recipes was your favorite? Leave a comment!

For more tips on how to lead a healthy, happy and balanced life, check out Cathy’s advice on going from Fat to Fit the right way.
Written by Cathy Scarlett
Cathy is a fitness freak and blogger. According to her natural diet and regular exercise are the biggest secrets of her good health, fitness, and beauty.
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