Very full and satisfying meal that contains the right micro and macro nutrients to begin your day. The best part is you can replicate the same delicious breakfast combination in about half the time. In this article we will show you how.
For starters, if you haven’t tried the oatmeal yet, it is definitely worth your while. It is loaded with fiber and has a wonderful texture, perfect for an energy rich mid morning meal. If you like your eggs white, add some dried cranberries or blueberries instead for a boost of cranberry flavor. You’ll be surprised how quickly your blood sugar will rise and your appetite will be satisfied by the healthy alternative to the greasy fried meal.
The Scrambled Eggs
Next up is the scrambled eggs. You’ll never again wonder why the kids are always stealing the fried meal from under your nose. Just remember this: healthy eating starts with choosing what you eat and how you prepare it. Skim your local produce aisle for the freshest, highest quality eggs and use a non-stick frying pan to cook your eggs to perfection. For a healthier alternative, why not skip the fried eggs altogether and try poached eggs? They are quick to make and surprisingly healthier for you too.
Another quick and easy healthy breakfast idea with eggs is a ham and cheese toast. Just mix together 2 eggs, a slice of fresh fruit, a little Mayo and just a touch of pureed cheese. Splash on some low-fat or fat-free sour cream and you’re in business. Yum! The ham and cheese make a great lunch or dinner and the fruit serves as an extremely versatile snack or dessert.
A Baked Sweet Potato
Another quick and easy idea for the morning involves a baked sweet potato. Cut up a sweet potato into chunks and add to a skillet with two cups of water. Scrub the bottom and sides of the potato until they are almost white. Add three to four drops of your favorite flavor of salt (just about half of a teaspoon of peppermint extract would do) and mix. Bring to a gentle boil and turn down the heat just enough to keep the potatoes from burning. Let cook for about ten minutes, turning once just to make sure the salt doesn’t stick to the bottom.
It’s time to kick up the spices for that turkey sandwich! One of the easiest ways to keep the calories down when creating a quick and easy breakfast for yourself or the kids is to pair a nice healthy protein like eggs with some mild spices like pepper, onion powder, garlic, chili powder, and/or a little ground Cayenne pepper (just a hint). For the sandwich itself, mix one egg with four slices of bread (including one side), two to three tablespoons of chopped tomatoes, some milk, and a teaspoon or two of black pepper. If you’d like, you can also add chopped or ground fresh herbs (celery, parsley, thyme, etc.) and any of your favorite vegetables. If you’re in a hurry, adding the milk and pepper to the eggs will speed things along.
Quick And Easy Idea For The Morning
Here’s another quick and easy idea for the morning: grab a bag of whole grain bread with some low-fat sour cream and a little bit of guacamole (made with lean pork or chicken fat) and heat it up on the stove. After it’s all cooked and cooled down, cut into wedges and serve with some light toast on the side.
This is a very easy and healthy meal that you can make in a snap. Just remember to keep the bread in its original state – warm and toasty. You can substitute sour cream for the guacamole if you’d prefer, or just use a totally different flavor.
The final in our list of healthy breakfast ideas for the day would be a ham and cheese omelet. This is a pretty standard omelet made with leftover ham and Swiss cheese. You’ll need an egg, some Swiss cheese, ham, some green pepper, a few onions, and some fresh pepper and onion juice. You’ll want to heat the mixture over medium heat until the cheese begins to melt, about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and serve with crackers.