Easy Breakfast Ideas
The good news is there are plenty of ways to make it easier to fit breakfast into our day.
Can’t face food in the morning?
Some people find they just can’t tolerate food first thing in the morning either because they have their last meal of the day quite late at night or they don’t find typical breakfast foods appealing, or because food first thing in the morning turns their stomach.
To make it easier, we should try to reduce the size of the meals in the evening and eat them earlier, so we are hungry in the morning.
Investigating some new recipes and stocking our cupboards with some different types of foods to increase our breakfast appetite.
Stopping switching our breakfast to morning tea or mid-morning snack time.
Breakfast ideas for meat eaters
Balanced breakfast using foods from three different food groups (Proteins, Fibers, Fat). It can be a slice of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and a glass of milk, yogurt with fruit and granola, or an egg scrambled with leftover veggies and cheese.
Keep it simple! A banana, yogurt, and oat are an easy way to get nutrients, and they can be packed the night before if time is a challenge. A peanut butter and banana sandwich is another simple low-cost meal that can be prepared in minutes.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated
Sliced turkey is low in fat, low in calories, and high in protein. This makes it an ideal option for anyone attempting to increase muscle growth while limiting calories. Turkey bacon is also a good and lean substitute for traditional bacon. It can be eaten along with vegetables, whole wheat bread, and avocado.
Salmon, for healthy fat. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, packed with protein, a source of B vitamins, filled with selenium, and may reduce the risk of heart disease. Eat salmon with sliced avocado, lemon juice, onions, and asparagus in whole wheat bread.
Breakfast ideas for vegetarians
Greek yogurt along with berries and nuts is very popular nowadays. You can add any of the nuts that you like, walnuts, almonds, cashews, chia seeds, or flax seeds. Fresh berries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries can also be added.
A high-antioxidant green smoothie made from mainly spinach, almond or cashew milk, and berries can be an option. Some seeds can be added such as chia seeds or flax seeds. Ice cubes will be a good component to become fresher.
Oatmeal is rich in fiber, brings down the glycemic index, and satisfies our craving for carbs. Add milk or yogurt, berries, nuts, and fresh fruits for flavor. Cinnamon powder can also be added to give it a distinct flavor and enhance the taste as well as benefiting from its high antioxidants constitution, its protection against diseases, aging, and inflammation.
Almond butter, banana, yogurt, and cinnamon powder are also healthy options that provide the body with amounts of fiber, potassium, carbs, and Vitamin B6, which acts as a stress buster. Cinnamon adds to the sweetness and maintains blood sugar levels.
Breakfast ideas for vegans
A vegan breakfast contains all the same nutrients you would find in a dairy or meat-based breakfast.
Think about whole foods! Avocados and nuts are good sources of healthy fats. Whole grains are great for fibers and slow-release energy. Beans and tofu are excellent sources of protein. Walnuts and flaxseed are perfect additions for omega 3. Oats with nuts and fruits, vegan pancakes with soy yogurt, banana, and berries; and scrambled tofu on whole grain toast are healthy options.
A mango and greens (spinach or kale) smoothie is great, especially for post-workout refueling. Adding coconut water must be very energizing, as well as some healthy fats like avocado, nuts, almond, or peanut butter. It is considered a nutrient-packed breakfast.