Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in most of our lives it’s also the most rushed. When maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to a few easy and healthy breakfast recipes in your back pocket. Here are some recommendations that are packed full of nutrients and are simple to make.
- Classic Maple Overnight Oats
Overnight Oats are an ingenious creation. Everyone knows oatmeal is one of the best things you can eat in the morning. It’s packed full of fiber and complex carbs to keep you full until lunch. What makes these perfect is they process overnight, so you wake up to freshly made oatmeal right in your refrigerator. The basis of the recipe is pretty simple, mix oats with your favorite milk, chia seeds or ground flax meal, Greek yogurt for protein and add your favorite fruits or flavors such as vanilla. Place the mixed ingredients in a jar and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. Here is a recipe for Classic Maple Overnight Oats:
½ Cup Rolled Oats
⅓ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
⅔ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
½ Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
Avocado and Egg on Whole Grain Toast
One of the most surprisingly delicious breakfast combinations is egg with avocado. It is also packed with nutrients, fiber, protein and healthy fats to give you energy throughout the day. Start with toasting a good quality piece of whole grain bread. Smash about ¼ of an avocado and spread on the toast. Then top it off with your favorite type of cooked egg. We recommend poached or sunny side up.
Ricotta and Tomato Toast
Craving the savory simplicity of the bagel with cream cheese, but trying to cut back on calories? Try ricotta on toast as a substitute. You will soon be craving this healthier breakfast option. Simply toast your favorite whole grain bread. Spread with ricotta and top with sliced tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Add basil or Italian seasoning for extra flavor.
Mushroom and Spinach Egg Muffins
One of the best ways to simplify mornings is to prep meals ahead of time. Egg muffins are the perfect make ahead breakfast. They are simple, delicious, nutritious and they pack up easily. It’s really as simple as mixing up your favorite scrambled egg recipe and baking them in a muffin pan. Below is a favorite recipe of ours.
4 Egg Whites
1 Cup Chopped Fresh Chopped Baby Spinach
1 Cup Chopped Fresh Mushrooms
¼ Cup Crumbled Feta
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Spray muffin tins with light cooking spray. Place chopped spinach, mushrooms and feta in each of the muffin tins. Beat eggs and egg whites with salt and pepper then pour over the mushrooms and spinach, filling ¾ of the way. Then bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or until eggs are cooked through.
- Fruit Smoothie
Smoothies are an excellent on the go option for an easy and healthy breakfast. Smoothie recipes don’t need to be complex in order to give you a balanced meal. You can make one in your blender in a few minutes with some frozen fruit, yogurt, greens, milk and your favorite nut butter. Blend until smooth. Adapt the recipe below by using your favorite ingredients.
½ Cup Frozen Berry Mix
¼ Cup Greek Yogurt
½ Cup Baby Spinach
½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter