11 Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings
ManipalHospitals • April 5, 2017 • 1 Comment
You may be used to a fast-paced day where you just quickly gobble a few slices of toast before heading out. But it is important to take the time to have a proper breakfast. Breakfast plays the important role of re-energising your body after a long night's sleep. As such, a good breakfast needs to be healthy and packed with energy giving nutrients.
We have compiled here a list of breakfast options that are healthy as well as quick to prepare for your convenience:
Get your morning rush with this healthy and delicious smoothie. Blend frozen berries and bananas with yogurt and a liquid base like milk or juice. Freeze the mixture overnight and thaw it over a day.
Instead of taking your oatmeal with milk and sugar every day, why not mix things up by trying something more savoury?
Prepare the oats with milk or water as usual, but instead of sugar, add salt and pepper. This will give a nice hot taste that can be further complemented with a poached egg and a little bit of cheese.
Make your usual morning fruit cup more interesting by adding some quinoa. Toss and mix the fruit cup until the quinoa is well distributed. Dress it up with some honey, lime, and basil to add a little tanginess to the meal.
Sandwiches are a staple breakfast food, and here is a healthy and easy to prepare variation. Spread some macadamia ricotta cheese on two slices of whole-grain bread. Sprinkle some salt and pepper for taste and then add a couple slices of heirloom tomatoes. Put the whole preparation together and you have a fine sandwich to begin your day.
Quinoa is high in protein and full of essential amino acids including lysine. This greatly boosts tissue growth and repair. So consider substituting breakfast cereals with quinoa porridge instead. Cook your quinoa in regular, soy, or almond milk and add some fruit as well as cinnamon to make a great breakfast meal.
This is a simple but well-rounded and nutritious breakfast. Layer mashed avocado on top of two slices of toasted whole-grain bread. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and then place two sunny-side up eggs on the slices. This will give you a healthy dose of protein. You can cook the egg further and make a sandwich out of this too.
Treat yourself to some chocolate for breakfast by adding chocolate syrup to a quinoa and fruit bowl. The quinoa provides a protein-rich base and fills you up, the fruits (bananas and berries for example) will provide further nutrition and energy.
This meal will require a slow-cooking Crock-pot. Layer vegetables, sausage, cheese, and a mix of eggs and cream in the pot and you will be a good night's sleep away from a delicious breakfast.
This little breakfast delight is just an excuse to have dessert in the morning. Bake a berry blend fruit bowl in the oven. Add milk and sprinkle chocolate shavings for further sweetness.
Skip the sugar and try beginning your day with these savoury muffins. You can even bake a batch that will last a week. Blend eggs with spinach, bacon, and cheese. Then pour the mixture into muffin moulds. Bake for 15-20 minutes and your muffins are ready.
Breakfast burritos are an excellent and filling way to start the day. You can make them in batches that can last a week or so. The eggs and black beans are full of proteins and also very filling. The sweet potatoes add taste to the entire meal.
Breakfast provides important nutrition and fuel for your body to function for the rest of the morning. It is rightly called the "most important meal of the day." Try the above recipes and you'll find that it can also be one of the most enjoyable meals of the day.