Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Start Your Day Right

The term “breakfast” comes from two words: “break” and “fast”. It literally means breaking the fast that occurred during long hours of sleep at night.

Most nutrition experts are in consensus that this is the most important meal of the day. And it’s because it benefits the body in more ways than one. Not only does it provide nutrients that supply energy necessary for the day, it also helps sharpen one’s focus, uplift one’s mood, and prevent starvation.

It also aids in weight loss by boosting the metabolism. When you’re asleep, the body’s ability to burn fats and calories slows down. Eating breakfast can jump start the body’s metabolism. It’s a common mistake for dieters to skip breakfast. They think they’re losing weight doing this but the exact opposite is true.

To help you start your day right, here are some simple, easy to prepare, and delicious breakfast ideas that you’d want to prepare for yourself and your family.

Breakfast # 1 – Avocado, Boiled Egg & Whole Wheat Muffin

Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidants. Eggs, meanwhile, supply the body with protein and B vitamins. And the whole wheat muffin makes sure that you get enough fiber for the day.

Servings: 2

Preparation and Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole wheat English muffins, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 2 soft boiled eggs

Instructions:

  • Spread mustard and dill on the bread slices.
  • Top with avocado and serve with soft boiled eggs.

Breakfast # 2 – Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Pesto & Banana Smoothie.

Make this nutritional powerhouse with lycopene and vitamin C rich tomatoes. Pesto is also highly nutritious and at the same time, it adds a unique flavor to the scrambled eggs.

Servings: 2

Preparation and Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread, toasted

Instructions:

  • Beat eggs with water. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Cook tomatoes until soft.
  • Add eggs and stir while cooking.
  • Spread pesto sauce on bread.
  • Top with scrambled eggs.

Ingredients For the smoothie:

  • 1 1/2 cups Cherries frozen
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 scoop of Protein Powder
  • 1 Banana
  • Ice Cubes

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients in your best glass blender. Select the maximum speed and voilà!!!.

Breakfast # 3 – Yogurt, Fruit and Almond Butter Parfait

A multi-layered fruity treat that can help you start your day on a healthy sweet note. Almonds and almond butter are high in antioxidants and healthy fats. Yogurt is a good source of protein. And we all know that fruits are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Serving: 1

Preparation and Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 3/4 cup plain low fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup grapes, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons roasted almonds, chopped
  • 3 strawberries, quarter cut

Instructions:

  • Mix honey, almond butter and yogurt in a bowl.
  • In a glass, put a layer of grapes and top with yogurt mixture.
  • Alternate with almonds and strawberries until you fill the whole glass.

With these healthy and delicious breakfast ideas, you know that you’re off to a good start.