Everyone has heard that breakfast is the most important meal, but how many of us take the time to even eat it, let alone prepare a healthy and delicious meal. Most people are so busy rushing to get ready for work or make sure the kids get on the bus in time for school. Breakfast becomes an afterthought. It is time for that to change. Here is a list of some delicious breakfast ideas that are not only tasty, but good for you as well.
There are all kinds of delicious and creative ways to make this quick and easy favorite a part of your daily routine. One can add their favorite fruits with a little milk and ice. Almond and soy milk could be used as well. Or replace the milk with yogurt and the ice with a frozen banana. Vegetables like kale or spinach could be added for additional nutritional value, or one can throw in protein powder or even peanut butter. Sweeteners like honey or chocolate could be included, or a great smoothie could even be made with matcha powder for a delicious green tea flair. The greatest thing about this morning favorite is the plethora of combinations that can be added to come up with the perfect combination to get your day off right.
Quinoa is an ill forgotten grain rich in protein. Most people would not think to use it for breakfast, but they are missing out on a creative and delicious way to make the most of this powerful food. Quinoa can be added to eggs for a unique and healthy quiche alternative. Bake it a pie plate for the family on weekends or in little mini muffin pans for a quick bite to take with you while you are running to the office. Cook quinoa with some almond milk and cinnamon, and you have a great alternative to oatmeal. One can even add apples and almonds slices. Or, someone can add fruit and make wonderful muffins perfect for those on the go mornings.
The parfait is a simple morning classic that consist primarily of yogurt, fruit, and granola. But what makes this breakfast so wonderful is that one could use any yogurt, any fruit or any cereal or nuts to make it work depending on individual taste. It is a great breakfast for those who like to start out their mornings with something sweet. Instead of a donut or apple turnover, this delicious concoction could be the healthy answer to those with a sweet tooth.
Eggs have been a breakfast staple for as long as there has been breakfast. They contain vitamins, protein and essential amino acids. One can cook them in myriad ways, scrambled, hard boiled, sunny side up, poached, etc. They could be used with their yoke or without. As part of an omelet or breakfast sandwich, eggs can be combined with just about anything. They make great burritos or can be served open faced. Eggs can be the backbone of any great breakfast.
There is no shortage of delicious breakfast ideas. It really all comes down to what you like. Avocados, peanut butter, chai seeds, nuts, oatmeal, etc all make excellent additions to the above ideas. Eating healthy breakfasts are more about creativity and planning than anything else. Take your time and plan your breakfast, and you will reap the reward of being able to eat healthier, but also more deliciously.