Breakfast is known as the most important meal, and can make or break an individual’s energy levels for the day. A good breakfast packed with protein, fats, and carbohydrates will help you stay full throughout the day, and reduce the chances of binge eating. Check out these healthy breakfast recipes to start your morning off right!
1. Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled eggs are quick and easy. Anybody who can work an oven should be able to cook scrambled eggs. Eggs are a filling breakfast since eggs are protein packed. Eggs are low in fat. To cook egg, simply grease a pan. Cook the eggs on low until complete. Stir constantly. If wanting more protein, try eating just the egg whites.
Oatmeal can be awesome and healthy. Just avoid instant oatmeal. Instant oatmeal, even though it is convenient is loaded with extra sugar and sodium. Buying plain rolled oats is the healthiest option, and the cheapest. To cook oats, add water to the mix. Stir, and then microwave or cook on the stove top until blended the water is absorbed.
3. Overnight Protein Oats
Protein oats are the perfect way to sneak extra protein into your breakfast. Begin by starting with protein powder and rolled oats. Put a serving of each into a bowl with milk or milk alternative. Stir and leave overnight. For protein oats, mix the oat meal like normal, and then just add a scoop of protein in. Place in microwave, or stir on stove top until moisture is absorbed.
4. Bowl Of Fruit
A big bowl of fruit is great to eat when having a sweet tooth. There are several benefits to eating a bowl of fruit. Fruits have lots of vitamins and minerals. Fruit contains fiber which can help lower cholesterol. Fruit is a good option if you prefer a lighter breakfast. For a fruit bowl, cut up whatever fruit is available, and throw it in the bowl. Adding honey or chia seeds can help flavor.
5. Protein Pancake
Protein pancakes are a perfect for pancake lovers. This way you can still get the satisfaction of pancakes, but without the unhealthy carbs. Protein pancake mixes can be bought at almost any grocery store. To make the pancakes, add water to the already made mix. Cook the pancakes on low, until golden brown on each side. Make and top with fruit. Try using honey as a substitute for maple syrup. Still yummy but much healthier.
6. Greek Yogurt Parfait
Greek yogurt is an awesome substitute for normal yogurt. The taste of Greek yogurt is not for everyone. Greek yogurt is amazing with some granola and fruit to top it off and to mask the taste. Greek yogurt is a probiotic, so it is good for your gut health. Start with plain Greek yogurt, add granola, fruit, and honey.
7. Omelet With Spinach
Omelets are a fun way to add vegetables to your breakfast. Spinach is great to add to omelets. Once the spinach is wilted by the heat, it gets much smaller. Peppers and onions are great additions. To cook an omelet properly, add the ingredients to the pan. Make sure that the egg mixture coats the whole bottom of the pan. Once slightly solidified, fold the egg in half with a spatula. Finish cooking. Cook on low.
8. Homemade Nut Butter Protein Balls
These tasty nut butter protein balls are good for busy mornings or those who love to meal prep. They can be made beforehand and eaten throughout the week. Begin with nut butter, rolled oats, honey, and protein powder. Add chocolate chips for flavor. Place in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
9. Peanut Butter & Banana On Toast
A simple recipe with only three ingredients, but so delicious. The banana, peanut butter, and toast complement each other so perfectly. Add whole wheat toast for added fiber. Begin by spreading peanut butter on a piece of toast, and add a sliced banana to top it off. Honey is another good topping.
10. Fruit & Vegetable Smoothie
A fruit and vegetable smoothie is good to help get your daily servings of fruit and vegetable servings in if you are not a vegetable person. Take any fruit and green vegetable combination, and add to a blender with ice and almond milk. Tastes good, and is even better for you!
11. Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie
This tastes like a Reese’s cup in a smoothie. Begin by putting peanut butter, a frozen banana, almond milk, and protein into a blender. Blend until the smoothie is the desired consistency.
12. Granola & Almond Milk
Granola has so many health benefits. Granola can improve digestion, improve energy levels, and reduce cholesterol levels. Grab your favorite healthy granola and add milk into a bowl. This can replace sugary cereals.
13. Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are a great way to get fruits and vegetables in your diet. Blend the preferred fruit and vegetables in a blender until the mixture reaches a paste like consistency. Pro tip is to use a banana to make the consistency thicker. Add chia seeds, shaved coconut, and agave nectar for healthy toppings. Chia seeds are great for fiber and protein!
14. Avocado Toast
Avocado toast sounds basic, but there are ways to spice it up. Avocado is a healthy fat that helps maintain fullness. Fats are essential in a diet; they should just be healthy. The only ingredients needed are toasted bread, and half an avocado. Slice the avocado and place it on the toast. Mash the avocado. A good topping is lemon juice, or everything but the bagel seasoning.
15. Coconut Yogurt Quinoa Muffin
This recipe is a bit more complex, but well worth it. The ingredients necessary for this would be a banana, applesauce, honey, quinoa flakes, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, coconut sugar, flaxseed meal, nutmeg, oat flour, salt, coconut yogurt, and water. Mix all together, and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
16. Peanut Butter Oat Breakfast Muffins
These muffins are perfect if you crave something sweet in the morning, but the flavor is not overwhelmingly sweet. The ingredients needed in this are flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, egg, peanut butter, and milk. Mix all together and bake at 375 degrees for 16 minutes.
17. Breakfast Egg Muffin
This is another great meal prep breakfast. The only ingredients you need are eggs, cheese, and bacon. Crack the eggs into the bowl. Whisk the eggs, bacon bits, and shredded cheese together. Pour into a muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
18. Broccoli & Sausage Casserole
This broccoli and sausage casserole is perfect for family gatherings. The ingredients for this wonderful recipe is 6 eggs, breakfast sausage, broccoli, cheddar cheese, heavy whipping cream, unsweetened coconut milk, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Cook this dish on 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
19. Protein Waffles
Some people are not big fans of pancakes, and prefer waffles. Use the same protein mix, just used a waffle maker. For fluffier waffles use a Belgium waffle maker. Add water the mix. Then stir until blended. Add the mixture to a waffle maker. The waffle maker will signal when complete.
20. Mushroom, Spinach, Potato, and Tomatoes Hash
This hash is great for vegetarians! Mix all the ingredients up into a pan with oil. Add seasoning and nutritional yeast. Breakfast is served! Dice potatoes up. The potatoes can be cooked beforehand. Cook the vegetables before for flavoring. Add vegetables such as diced onions, peppers, or spinach. Cheese can be added at the end. Cook on low.
21. Sausage & Egg Sandwich – Keto Friendly
Try this fun spin on an egg and sausage breakfast sandwich! Cook an egg until fully cooked. Only oTake two sausage patties and once cooked placed the egg between the two patties. No bread required, so minimal carbs.
22. Banana Pancakes
Banana pancakes are a healthier alternative to normal pancakes. There are only two main ingredients in the pancakes. Crack an egg and mash a banana. Mix together in a bowl. Cook on a stovetop. Add cinnamon to the batter to mix for taste.
23. Bell Pepper Eggs
Slice a pepper into thin slices, so that the pepper remains in a circle. Turn on the stove top, and then crack an egg into the pepper circle. Once the egg is cooked the meal is complete! Season with salt and pepper!
24. Turkey Bacon Breakfast Burrito
Cook turkey bacon on the stove and scramble an egg alongside on the stove. Toss it into a soft-shell burrito. Turkey bacon is healthier than regular bacon.
25. Protein Coffee Shake
Protein coffee shake is a great replacement for Starbucks. Pour coffee over ice, milk, and protein powder. Blend until preferred consistency.
26. Cinnamon Raisin Bread
This is a good morning pick me up! The recipes call for milk, water, dry yeast, eggs, white sugar, salt, margarine, raisins, all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, and melted butter. Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
27. Healthy French Toast
This recipe is a healthy alternative to French toast. This recipe requires thick-cut bread, 4 eggs, almond milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, syrup, and coconut oil. Soak the toast in the mixture, then cook on the stove top.
28. Homemade Everything Bagels
This easy recipe requires four ingredients. Mix 0% fat Greek yogurt in with self-rising flour and everything bagel seasoning. Once the dough is formed into a bagel shape, brush a whisked egg over the top. Bake on 400 degrees for 20 minutes.