A great breakfast doesn’t have to be boring. It can be flavorful, colorful and help you start your day energized and ready to go. Just Feast Your Eyes on 7 Healthy Breakfast Ideas!
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Pancakes are the most requested breakfast food at my house. So, dust off your griddle and let’s make a stack of delicious low-carb, high-protein blueberry pancakes with blueberry sauce!
Here is what you’ll need:
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup fresh blueberries, divided
- Topping: pure maple syrup or 6-ounces of low-fat blueberry yogurt
Place oats, cottage cheese, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla in a blender. Blend just until ingredients are well combined. Gently fold in 1/2 cup blueberries. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a hot griddle. When bubbles start to form on the top flip to the other side. Remove from heat when golden brown. Serve with syrup or create a sauce by lightly mashing the remaining 1/4 cup of blueberries and mixing them into low-fat blueberry yogurt.
Oatmeal is a whole grain powerhouse that’s loaded with wonderful nutrients that our body needs. Oatmeal can give you a boost of energy because it is slow to digest and therefore tends to cause a slow rise in glycemic levels. Plus, it’s quick and easy to fix. Use gluten-free oats if you are on a gluten-free diet.
Just grab a bowl and pour in approximately 1 cup quick oats. Cover oats with boiling hot water and a sprinkle of sea salt, stir and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir again and top with fresh raspberries, blueberries, raisins, and almonds. For overnight oatmeal, use old-fashioned rolled oats and refrigerate overnight.
Waffles are always fun to make and even more fun to eat, especially when they have a healthy twist and are topped with yummy fruit!
Here is what you’ll need:
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1-3/4 cups fat-free milk
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- low-fat whipped topping
- fresh berries
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In another mixing bowl combine egg yolks, milk, oil, and applesauce. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until mixture is combined. In a separate mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Cook in a preheated waffle iron until golden brown. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries.
You’ll need a toaster for this next healthy breakfast idea. Start by toasting a couple slices of your favorite healthy multi-grain bread. Top each piece of toast with crisp green leaf lettuce or spinach, slices of avocado and a poached egg sprinkled with black pepper.
For those mornings when you really need something quick try this apple breakfast! With a paring knife, carefully cut apples into semi-thin slices. Slather on peanut or almond butter and garnish with dark chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and almond slices. This scrumptious breakfast also makes a great afternoon snack for the kiddos.
Overnight breakfast parfaits are perfect to make the night before. Grab a few wide-mouth Mason jars and layer granola (or whole grain groats), your favorite low-fat yogurt and a variety of fresh fruit. Refrigerating the parfaits overnight allows the granola to soften so the next morning you can simply grab a parfait and go. Breakfast is served!
This scrumptious breakfast begins by toasting slices of your favorite whole-wheat bread. Next, slather on your favorite flavor of cream cheese spread and top with a variety of fresh fruit. Garnish with fresh mint. Easy peasy and totally delish!
Enjoy creating a healthy breakfast each and every morning.
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