Trying to get out the door in a hurry? Don’t let your lack of time in the morning mean you start your day without proper fuel. Eating breakfast will not only help fend off cravings for unhealthy items later in the day, but will ensure you hit the ground running with energy to tackle everything on your to-do list.
If you’re stuck for ideas on what to serve, try any one of these 12 proven healthy breakfast ideas.
1. Oats ‘N Protein
It doesn’t get better than plain oats for fueling your day. They’re sugar free, high in fibre, and will pack in some energy-boosting complex carbohydrates. Simply cook up ½ cup of oats and then stir in a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Top with a sliced banana along with some nuts or nut butter prior to serving. This is a great stick-to-your ribs morning meal option.
2. Protein Pancakes
If you want a more gourmet style breakfast, consider some protein pancakes. Whisk together in a bowl third of a cup of egg whites, one scoop of protein powder, and a quarter cup raw oats. Pour onto a pan and cook as you would a normal pancake, cooking for 2-3 minutes per side. Drizzle with some sugar-free maple syrup and serve.
3. Yogurt Parfait
If you want a calcium boost, this is a great option to serve up. Layer together some plain, low fat Greek yogurt with some fresh berries. Top with some toasted almonds for healthy fats and a touch of honey if needed. You’ll get protein, fibre, antioxidants, and heart-boosting fats all in one bowl.
4. Spicy Egg Scramble
Those who serve eggs for breakfast tend to consume fewer calories as the day progresses on, so it’s a great way to start your day. Whisk together one whole egg along with 3-4 egg whites and then pour into a pan, adding whatever diced vegetables you desire. Top with a sprinkling of low fat shredded cheese and once finished, top with salsa. This is a perfect lower carb option for those aiming to burn fat all morning long.
5. Apple and Cheddar
If you need a grab-and-go breakfast, it doesn’t get easier than some fruit and cheese. An apple provides a great source of hunger-busting fibre along with some fast acting carbs for energy. Pair this with some lower fat cheddar cheese for protein and calcium and y