Healthy Breakfast Ideas – Quick and healthy breakfast ideas to start your day off right! Yummy mango smoothie, tasty hearty oatmeal and delicious sunflower seed butter on multigrain toast topped with sliced ripe banana and maple syrup. I’ve used mostly organic ingredients as with all my recipes.
In the morning, I can’t get going without a cup of coffee or tea and something satisfying to eat. A healthy breakfast should have carbs, protein, fiber to give you energy to start your day. What you eat for breakfast also influences what you eat the rest of the day. If you eat a healthy breakfast, you’re less likely to eat junk for lunch and dinner. Do not skip breakfast because you’ll feel sluggish and famished by lunchtime so you’ll end up eating all sorts of unhealthy stuff to fill your stomach.
For a really quick breakfast, toast multi grain bread and spread 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter. Top with slices of banana and drizzle maple syrup over the top. One slice of bread is approximately 100 calories. 1 tbsp of sunflower seed butter is about 100 calories and has protein, vitamin e, fiber and iron. One medium banana is about 100 calories and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin b6 and vitamin c. This looks and tastes delicious.
I have to admit that I didn’t like oatmeal until recently when I made it more interesting. Here, I have a nutrient rich bowl of oatmeal with nuts, raisins and flax that took just 5 minutes to prepare. You can make this the night before and heat it up in the morning. I’ve cooked ½ cup of rolled oats in 1 cup of water for 4 minutes. Then, I added 1 tbsp of sliced almonds, 1 tbsp of raisins and a pinch of cinnamon during the last minute of cooking. Stir in 1 tbsp ground flax seed right into your bowl of cooked oatmeal. Whole seeds can pass through you without being digested so it’s best to use ground seeds so you get all the nutrients. Flax seeds contain omega 3’s and fiber. The oatmeal is about 150 calories, the nuts, raisins and flax seed are about 40 calories each.The raisins give it sweetness so I don’t need any extra sugar but if you’re not used to eating oatmeal, add a bit of sugar. I’d rather you add a little sugar and eat the oatmeal than not eat it at all. I found that the more often I eat oatmeal, the less sugar I need, it just grows on you. Now, I really enjoy oatmeal and feel great that I made a healthy choice first thing in the morning.
For something lighter and on the go, a mango smoothie is a great option. In the blender, I have 1 cup of frozen mango chunks, 1/4 cup yogurt and ½ cup milk. Mangoes have vitamin a, vitamin c and b6. They’re also my absolute favorite fruit.
So, I’ve shown you three breakfast ideas that are 300 calories or less and packed with nutrition. Give them a try and tell me what you think. Please subscribe for more healthy ideas and thanks for watching!