You’ve heard it before, time and time again – “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” – but in the hectic, on-the-go society, people often rush through breakfast or skip it entirely. Try these 3 easy healthy breakfast recipes to start your day off right.
1. Spicy Scrambled eggs
I love spicy food! This zesty Breakfast is sure to awaken your taste buds
2 teaspoons of butter, olive oil or coconut oil
1/2 cup diced pepper, orange or red
1/2 cup diced onion
2 large egg
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cheese
1/4 cup salsa sauce
2 whole wheat tortillas or slices of toast
Heat one teaspoon of butter or oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add pepper and cook until soft, then add the onion. When diced onion starts to sweat, remove the pepper and onions from the pan and store them on disk. Rinse the pan clean.
In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs with milk. Milk will make scrambled eggs extra fluffy. Season with salt and pepper. Add one teaspoon of butter or oil pan. Add egg-milk mixture and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a spatula. After a few minutes, when the eggs are almost scrambled to your liking, add pepper, onion and cheese.
Use American cheese against kicking! For added spice, sprinkle hot sauce, ground cumin or paprika over the eggs.
Serve with fresh salsa, avocado and whole wheat toast or tortillas. If you are in a hurry, you can make a breakfast sandwich or breakfast burrito! Sometimes I add other content to scrambled eggs, like diced tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, or spinach.
2. Fruit & Protein Breakfast Smoothie
There is nothing like a drinkable breakfast when you’re in a hurry
2 cups fresh mixed berries (whatever is in season)
1/4 cup pomegranate or acai berry juice
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup silk tofu
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
1 cup silk tofu
Simply combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Tofu provides protein; that flaxseed provides fiber and omega-3 fatty acids; and juice and berries provide a healthy dose of antioxidants.
3. Homemade Breakfast Bars
I love making these homemade breakfast bars over the weekend and save them as back-up for breakfast all week. It seems like there is always at least one morning a week when I just do not have time to cook
1 cup peanut butter or almond butter (I prefer organic)
3/4 cup honey (I prefer raw honey)
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup toasted almonds, slivered
1/2 cup raisins (or other dried fruit, like cranberries)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Grease an oven-safe pan with butter, or spray it with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350. Over a medium flame, cook peanut butter and honey in a pot for about five minutes, whisking until the mixture has melted. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon, then add the oats, almonds and raisins. Bake for 15 minutes, let cool and cut into squares.
These homemade breakfast bars will last about a week in the fridge, and they last for a few weeks if you wrap them up and keep them in the freezer. They go well with apple, banana or other piece of fruit. It’s easy to grab one when you’re on the run, and they are much healthier than store-bought breakfast bars are full of syrup.
Now that you have these quick, tasty recipes for breakfast, you have no excuse to skip breakfast. It really is the most important meal of the day because it gets your metabolism going. People who skip breakfast have a harder time losing weight. Try to include protein at breakfast, as it will help curb your appetite throughout the day, and try to include complex carbohydrates such as whole wheat and fruit, which they intend to provide energy and help control hunger.