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5 Extremely Easy and Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle? Eat a healthy breakfast. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, eating a healthy breakfast is a must. Studies show that healthy breakfasts help individuals lose weight and keep unwanted pounds off. In fact, according to Eric Rimm, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, breakfasts should make up of 25-30 percent of your daily calorie intake. According to the US Department of Health’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 to 2020, breakfasts should consist of a good mix of whole grains, healthy proteins, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Here we’ve found five recipes for quick and easy breakfasts that won’t take much time or effort to prepare.

1. Mixed Veggie Omelet

Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small bell pepper (or an equal amount of red, yellow, and green peppers, chopped)
  • 1 small onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation:

Sauté vegetables and mushrooms together in olive oil or a non stick pan. Beat eggs in a separate bowl and season with salt and pepper. Take out vegetables from pan and pour in eggs, covering pan. When still slightly wet, put vegetables back in pan on half of the egg, and fold the rest over. Serve on whole grain toast, brown rice, or quinoa.

2. Fancy Toast

Ingredients:
  • 2 pieces of whole wheat, multigrain, or rye bread
  • cream cheese, to spread
  • 2 to 4 smoked salmon slices
  • onion slices
  • a handful of capers
  • a few leaves of spinach
Preparation:

Toast slices of bread in a toaster oven. Spread cream cheese on bread while hot. Top with spinach leaves, smoked salmon, onions, and capers.

3. Greek Yogurt Bowl

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup unsweetened Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup mixed blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almonds or walnuts
  • 1 TBSP honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup
Preparation:

Spoon yogurt into a bowl and top with all the ingredients. Enjoy.

4. Fruits with nut butter

Ingredients:
  • 1-2 TBSP of any unsweetened nut butter
  • 1 apple or banana
Preparation:

This combo is perfect for you if you’re always in a mad dash out the door. Bananas and apples are naturally sweet, so they go well with unsweetened nut butters. They’ll keep you full until lunch time, too!

5. Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • ¾ cup nut milk
  • 1 ½ tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 TBSP muscovado or coco sugar
  • Mango slices
Preparation:

Mix together oats, milk, cocoa, and sugar. Keep in a bowl or mason jar in the fridge overnight. Top in with mango slices before eating.

Trisha Bautista is a freelance writer, food and product stylist, social media manager, and violin teacher. She was formerly editorial assistant and social media editor for Women’s Health Philippines, and the assistant lifestyle editor and social media editor for Cosmopolitan Philippines. She enjoys discovering easy recipe hacks, working out by herself and trying out DIY workout programs, traveling outdoors, and enjoying wine and whiskey.

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