12 Delicious Breakfast Ideas: What You Should Eat to Become Fit & Stay Healthy
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There is an old saying “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”, which we should all live by in order to stay healthy. As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s also a crucial part of a healthy diet and comes in handy when it comes to improving our metabolism and to help us lose weight!
This is why, when whipping up our breakfast, we ought to choose the food items we use carefully. This is because they would need to be able to provide us with enough energy for the whole day as well as speeding up our metabolism. With that, here are some of the best breakfast ideas for weight loss & health maintenance:
When preparing your favorite oatmeal, for best results, you should keep it soaked in milk or water in the fridge overnight. By doing so, the oats will absorb the liquid. If it’s not possible to leave it overnight, then leaving it for a few hours will suffice.
2. Banana Strawberry Smoothie
Take a handful of strawberries, a banana, and a couple of almonds. Then, blend in a blender until it’s smooth and it’s ready to be enjoyed. You’d be happy to know that this delightfully easy yet delicious recipe contains only 300 calories and 15 grams of protein which will leave you satisfied and fueled for hours!
3. Roasted Egg and Vegetables
This is another very practical and healthy breakfast recipe you ought to try. Just roast your favorite vegetables, and add an egg in the mix. You can consume this meal any time of the day, but for best results, it is most beneficial to be enjoyed in the morning.
4. Avocado with Eggs
As we all know, avocado is very healthy and, not to mention, scrumptious! This is the perfect breakfast for avocado lovers. First, cut the avocado in two halves. Then, crack one egg in each of the avocado halves. You can add a little bit of black pepper or salt for better taste. Bake for 15 minutes and your tasty breakfast is ready!
5. Salmon and Asparagus
This meal is low in calories and provides a good balance of protein. All you need to do is put in a pan asparagus and salmon, and let it cook for about 20 minutes.
6. Granola and Pumpkin Parfait
Mix 6 ounces of yogurt ( low-fat ), with a little honey and pumpkin pie spice. Then take a bowl, put a layer of this mixture, and add some granola and pumpkin on the top. You will enjoy this delicious and healthy meal.
7. Cottage Cheese
Cheese is rich in proteins and low in calories, which makes it ideal for breakfast and weight loss. Just take a piece of cottage cheese ( 4 oz ), and add a variety fruits to it (can be frozen, fresh or canned) depending on your preference.
8. Paleo Balance
First, cook some lean chicken meat such as the breasts. Then, prepare a Tahini sauce. Grab a bowl and mix some apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Once you’re done, you will get a delicious Paleo friendly meal!
9. Tofu Scramble
A vegetarian-friendly option, this tasty recipe is practical and very easy to prepare. It contains 8 ounces of tofu, which contains almost 20 grams of protein. It keep you full until lunch time comes around.
To start, just take a small bowl, and mix your favorite dry spices with a little bit of water. Doing so, you will get a perfect sauce. Next, cook some vegetables in a pan for 5 minutes, and add the tofu. Cook for additional 5-7 minutes and it is ready to be served!
10. Apple Cinnamon Quinoa
This meal is high in protein and fibers, and it’s also gluten free! For better digestion, add some yogurt in the quinoa, as well as apples, cinnamon, and a handful of almonds.
11. Egg White Frittata
For this recipe, you can cook any vegetables – for example, spinach, peppers, onions. Cook them with olive oil in a pan. You can add some salt and black pepper for taste. You can then separate the white part of the eggs, slightly beat them in a large bowl, and add them into the pan. Next, sprinkle some feta cheese on top of the dish, and bake for additional 25-30 minutes in the oven.
In order to have a healthy, low-fat pancake breakfast, you should use almond milk and flaxseed when whipping up this dish and don’t use sugar. Instead, you can add fresh fruits, yogurt or maple syrup as a delicious and healthier alternative. Bon appétit!
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