Breakfast is, as we’re commonly told, the most important meal of the day. It gets our metabolism started, gives us the boost of energy we need to get through the morning, and, often, it sets the tone for how we will eat for the rest of the day. As such, if you want a healthy eating day, you need to have a healthy eating breakfast, as well. Here are some ways you can make sure you do that.
Oat so simple
If you’re in a big rush, then you don’t want to spend too much time fussing around the kitchen. To that end, there are few foods simpler to prepare than a bowl of oats. Make it with skimmed milk or yogurt, add whatever fruits you want (with berries being particularly flavorful and nutritious) and take ten minutes to prepare it all. It’s a great way to get some whole grains into your diet, too.
Give your morning a smooth start
Another lazy and super convenient answer to your morning’s food needs is the faithful smoothie. All you need is a blender and the right ingredients and you’re good to go. To make sure that you’re getting the right nutrients, however, you should vary it up so it’s not always the sugar-filled fruit recipes we all love so dearly. Take the time to incorporate dark, leafy greens like kale and spinach, nut butter, seeds, and greek yogurt.
Tapioca for breakfast?
Tapioca-based puddings are often recommended as a light, gluten-free dessert, but did you know that they are also regularly used as breakfast food? In Indian households, tapioca pearls (or sabudana) are regularly had as a favorite breakfast snack. This recipe for sabudana khichadi can show you precisely how to make it a breakfast. It’s light, it’s vegan, and it’s very quick and easy to make once you’ve got the recipe nailed.
Keep it eggscellent
Like all of the other recipes here, a good egg salad for your breakfast is going to give you bot h a delicious and healthy start to the day. There are a lot of ways you can add some variety to an egg salad recipe, as well. You can serve the egg on avocado on toast, for instance, or simply use it to replace the chicken in a chicken caesar salad.
Pour yourself a cuppa
If you’re looking for something to drink alongside your breakfast, coffee isn’t all that bad for you. However, tea has an even more impressive list of benefits, not to mention a lower caffeine count (if you’re worried about your overall caffeine consumption.) It’s also full of immunity-boosting antioxidants, catechins, so it can even make you less likely to catch seasonal flus, colds, and other pesky bugs.
Hopefully, the tips above help ensure you start your day the right way. You want to make sure your breakfast contains all the energy you need but isn’t so calorie-filled that it weighs you down until lunch.
Thank you for reading!