Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it sets the tone for the rest of the day and helps you stay energised. Unfortunately, many people eat far more than is healthy in the morning, causing them to become sluggish and even a little bit depressed. Avoid this by including more fruits and vegetables in your diet. These foods raise your serotonin levels, which encourages you to feel happy and satisfied.
Eating a healthy breakfast also allows you to reduce your calorie intake for the day. If you are trying to lose weight, cut out all the unnecessary calories and eat only what is necessary – which will boost your weight loss. Eating a healthy breakfast can help you achieve this goal. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some delicious and nutritious breakfasts that you can prepare and enjoy. Bon apetit.
A Breakfast To Satisfy The Most Picky Eaters
Everyone has certain food preferences and some people are just as picky about their breakfast choices as they are about their restaurant choices – so if you’re looking to impress your guests or just want to eat something that your little ones will like, then prepare one of these healthy breakfasts. They are both easy to make and will fit most dietary requirements. What’s more is that if your guests are anything like mine, they’ll probably never leave hungry.
Turkey Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pizza
If you’re a fan of the culinary genius that is Tyson Foods, Inc., then you’ll love the creation of Chef Mike Barnard. This classic breakfast pizza is made with turkey bacon, scrambled egg, and cheddar cheese – and served hot from the oven. You’ll need to prepare this one a little ahead as it takes some time to bake (10 to 12 minutes). But the effort is certainly worth it as this pizza tastes as good as it looks and is perfect for sharing.
Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Casserole
When I first heard about this recipe, I was a little bit skeptical because I didn’t know what a “sausage” was. Let me take a moment to explain: sausages don’t have to be made of actual sausages – they can be made with what are known as “fake meats.” So, if you’re looking for a meaty breakfast that doesn’t contain any animal products, then this might be the one for you. What’s great about this recipe is that it’s extremely easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients. One of the reasons this recipe stood out to me is that it provides an excellent balance between carbs, proteins, and fats – something that’s very rare in most breakfasts. So, if you’re looking to reduce your cholesterol and boost your health, then this is the one for you.
Spinach, Tomato, and Feta Breakfast Pasta
It’s amazing how pasta always seems to make its way onto best-of lists – whether it’s for foodies or for health fans. This recipe combines the two by adding a serving of tomato and spinach to regular whole wheat pasta. What makes this dish unique is the feta cheese that is sprinkled on top. Not only does it add a touch of dairy to the already delicious pasta, but it also helps to improve its digestion. What’s more is that the digestive benefits of feta come from the potassium and magnesium that it contains – both of which help to keep your bowels regular.
Tropical Fruit and Granola Breakfast Cocktail
If you live in a warmer climate where it’s warm all year round, then this recipe is for you. Made with fresh pineapple, banana, and coconut, this mixture is served cold and mixed with granola. What makes this dish so special is the combination of fresh ingredients with tasty additions like pumpkin seeds and flaked coconut. One of the reasons this recipe stood out to me is that it provides an excellent source of antioxidants, namely, vitamin C and antioxidants A, B, and E. These ingredients work together to protect your health by reducing the damage done by free radicals in the body. What free radicals are and why they’re bad all you need to know here.
Farfalle (Bowtie) and Chicken Breasts Madeira-Style
Madeira is a beautiful fortified wine that’s produced in Portugal – it’s like a distant cousin of Champagne. This particular recipe marries the two together by layering chicken breasts and bowtie pasta. What makes this dish special is the addition of golden raisins, pine nuts, and currants to the chicken. While these ingredients aren’t traditional for a Madeira recipe, they add a touch of sweetness that counteracts the acidic nature of the wine. This is a dish that can be served hot or cold, so you have some flexibility with the timing.
Prosciutto, Marinated Fig, and Cheese Breakfast Pizza
This Italian import tastes like pizza, but it has a lot more going for it – namely, an excellent source of monounsaturated fats. These fats can help to lower your cholesterol and triglycerides, two fats that often occur in obese people. What’s great about this pizza is that it provides a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants. What makes it special is the inclusion of the Italian prosciutto, which adds a touch of saltiness to the already delicious topping. One of the reasons this recipe stood out to me is that it provides a good source of fiber while still having a really low calorie count. If you’re trying to lose weight, this is a great choice as it has a low glycemic index – which is a measurement of a food’s effect on your blood sugar levels. The prosciutto is a great source of protein as well so if you’re also trying to improve your muscle mass, then this is the one for you.
Spinach, Tomato, and Feta Frittata
Frittata is an Italian word that translates to “fritter” or “frittata” – essentially, it’s an egg-based omelette that you can make using whatever ingredients you have on hand. This particular recipe starts with a frittata base that’s made with spinach, tomato, and feta cheese. What makes this dish special is the addition of chives and a touch of red pepper flakes to the mix. Like most frittatas, this one is easy to make and can be cooked using either a stove or an electric oven. One of the reasons this recipe stood out to me is that it provides a good balance between fats, carbs, and proteins – something that’s rare in most breakfasts.
Whole Wheat Crepe with Fresh Fruit
If you’re looking for an option that has a bit more oomph behind it, then you can always opt for this fruit-filled version of a crepe. The combination of whole wheat flour, eggs, milk, and sweetened fruit is what gives these little golden wonders their unique taste. This particular recipe comes from the Land of Milk and Cookies and aside from its mouthwatering accompaniments, it also contains a good amount of fiber and calcium. What’s more is that the sweetened fruit adds a touch of natural sweetness to the dish. If you’re trying to lose weight, then this is the crepe for you.
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Bagel
This simple breakfast bagel is made with a thick slice of American cheese, a sunny side up egg, and two pieces of bacon. It is served on a toasted bagel with sliced tomatoes and red onions – all of which are grilled until nice and crispy. This is another one of those breakfasts that are simple to make and are great for guests who aren’t too sure about eating eggs and cheese in the morning. The bacon provides a lot of flavor to the dish while also increasing its nutrient content. If you’re trying to lose weight, this is the bagel for you.