5 Nutritious Breakfasts You Won’t Want To Skip
Here’s what most Americans have for breakfast: coffee! Be it within minutes of waking up, or stopping by a coffee shop to order your to-go or having your cup (err, cups) at the office. But there are actually simple, delicious and nutritious breakfasts that you can prepare in less than two minutes.
Well, some of you might say, “I don’t have 2 minutes” or would rather use that 2 minutes for extra zzz’s but here’s the thing: “Research shows that eating a good breakfast is one of the simplest changes you can make for your health.”
All you have to do is find breakfast ideas that you would want to eat. It also helps if they can be prepared the night before or in the morning readily.
Here are five of your best options:
Fruit and Protein Super Smoothie
You can do the prepping at night by making individual freezer bags with your chosen ingredients. Come morning, you just have to pop them all in the blender. Voila! You have your own to-go cup.
You can blend together frozen banana and blueberries, a scoop of vegan protein powder and peanut butter to thicken it up. You can use unsweetened vanilla almond milk if dairy milk makes your tummy crazy in the morning. Add a dash of antioxidant-rich cinnamon and you’ll feel like Wonder Woman ready to face anything.
Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars
Overnight oats are all over the internet. They are truly nutritious and delicious and packed with fiber. Baked oatmeal is heavenly. You’ll love the apple pie oatmeal bar because it tastes a lot like dessert. Plus, you can make them ahead, bake them on the weekend, then keep them in the fridge. Check Laura Lea Balanced for recipes.
Savory Egg Muffins
Eggs are one of the most satisfying and nutritious breakfasts that you can prepare. They’re rich B vitamins, vitamin K, selenium, vitamin D, and protein. Try pairing an egg or two with a slice of fresh tomato on whole grain bread. Baked egg muffins are a great choice if you are in a hurry in the morning. You can bake them on the weekend, keep them in the fridge, then you can grab one or two and munch while you commute.
There are a lot of recipes to choose from, just google it.
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3-Ingredient Oat Muffins
“The ideal breakfast consists of protein, healthy fat, fiber, and whole grains,” according to Health contributor Anthea Levi.
She recommends these 3-ingredient oat muffins that you can make on a Sunday. Mix mashed ripe bananas, oats, and raisins together in a bowl. Throw the batter in an oiled muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Then during the week, you can add plain yogurt, or a spoonful of nut butter, or any fruit to one of the muffins in a bowl for a well-balanced breakfast.
“It will help keep your blood sugar levels stable until lunchtime,” she added.
Egg, Grains, and Veggie Skillet
You can actually prepare this the night before and throw it over any cooked grains you have. Layer the grains (like quinoa) with veggies, salsa, avocado, or some crumbled cheese, then pop the hard-boiled egg. There you go, you have a protein powerhouse you can easily eat while on the go.