Eating a nutritious breakfast is important for weight loss. It gets your metabolism revved up for the day and keeps you feeling full longer. Many of my clients have shared their favorite healthy breakfast ideas. I’ve included several in this article that I have tried and really liked. They’re filling and nutritious, with plenty of benefits for weight loss and overall health. Please feel free to tell us what your favorite healthy breakfast is in the comment section.
Don’t worry if you’re busy, there are some great on the go breakfasts.
Okay, let’s get real. Mornings are often hectic and there’s not a lot of time to make a big meal. That’s why these healthy breakfasts are a few of my favorites. Toast some bread and put on nut butter, but instead of jelly, slice a banana or an apple on it and top it with some chia seeds. Put some sliced fruit in a bowl with a scoop of quinoa and a little bit of lime mixed with honey and basil. Keep fruit in chopped and in the freezer to throw in a blender with yogurt, peanut butter or vanilla protein powder for a yummy pick-me-up.
If you have a slow cooker, breakfast will be ready when you are.
Sometimes getting breakfast for the whole family is part of the day. You can do it quickly the night before and have it ready for breakfast. Layer your slow cooker with a layer of veggies (asparagus or broccoli are my favorites), some sausage a layer of cheese and then covered with eggs mixed with milk. Cook overnight and wake up to a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
Make ahead recipes are great for the week.
If you want a quick bite to eat while you’re driving to work, consider real egg muffins—not the McMuffin type you find at the drive-through. Mix six eggs, a half cup chopped spinach, a third cup bacon cooked and crumbled, a third cup shredded cheese plus some diced tomatoes. Spray the six containers of a muffin tin with cooking spray. Whip the eggs by hand until mixed and add everything but the tomatoes. Pour the batter in the muffin tins and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for fifteen to eighteen minutes. When ready to eat, top with diced tomatoes. They keep in the refrigerator for three days and the freezer two months. Just reheat them in the microwave.
- Keep your breakfast low glycemic so you don’t get a sugar rush. Spread some whole grain toast with mashed avocado and top with an egg for a filling, yet super healthy breakfast.
- Smoothies can make a quick breakfast to grab on the go. Have your favorite protein powder for extra protein. Combine with Greek yogurt and frozen fruit.
- It takes a little more time than making toast, but it’s worth it. A Greek wrap you can eat on the way is both delicious and nutritious. Heat a tortilla, top with scrambled eggs, fresh spinach, feta and black olives.
- A bowl of oatmeal with added nuts and fresh fruit is filling, delicious and nutritious. You can make your own variation using your favorite nuts and fruit.