Eating a wholesome, healthy breakfast can help to alleviate the hunger pains that cause people to make bad food choices later in the day. In fact, eating the right healthy foods can keep you full all day long. A wholesome morning meal can also keep you mentally sharp and reduce midday fatigue.
Here are 12 healthy breakfast recipes that are simple and will keep the hunger pains at bay.
1. Peach-Spinach Chia Smoothie
Chia seeds absorb several times their weight, so a small amount can make you feel full for a while. With four simple ingredients–peaches, chia seed, spinach, and apple juice–it only takes about a minute or two to make this smoothie. Check out Real Simple’s recipe here.
2. Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Pudding
This is another chia seed recipe that you can easily throw together and it tastes great. Mix together almond milk, chia seeds, agave nectar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Let it sit for a couple of hours in the refrigerator and you can quickly eat a cup and be on your way. Get the recipe for this breakfast here from Real Simple.
3. Hot Chocolate Banana Nut Oatmeal
Oatmeal is full of fiber, which keeps you fuller longer. For this, you will be mixing cocoa, chocolate chips, nuts, bananas, and oatmeal together to make this quick and easy healthy treat. Check out the full recipe here on Food Network.
4. Ham, Egg, and Cheese Oatmeal
This isn’t a typical type of breakfast bowl. In the south, they eat ham, eggs, and grits. If you replace the grits with oatmeal, you will be getting a healthy dose of protein and fiber, two things that keep you full during the day. View the entire healthy breakfast recipe from Food Network.
5. Chickpea Scramble
This chickpea scramble is yummy, healthy, and vegan. Chickpeas will keep you full for a long time because they are high in soluble fiber. For this scramble, you just soften some chick peas and mash them. Then you scramble in your favorite veggies. Check out the recipe from Catching Seeds.
6. Jumbo Chickpea Pancake
This recipe takes a little bit more preparation, but if you pre-prep the veggies and keep them already chopped in your refrigerator, that will save you time in the mornings. Using some chickpea flour, green onion, red pepper, and other seasonings, you can whip together the most tasty and wholesome pancake you’ve ever had. Find out more about this recipe from Oh She Glows.
7. Peppered Butter and Pear Toast
Black pepper and pears probably don’t sound like a great combination, but you have to try it before you judge it. The contrasting flavors actually end up complimenting each other. This super easy recipe only calls for pears, whole grain toast, butter, black pepper, and a couple of other easy ingredients. See the whole recipe here at Bon Appetit.
8. Healthy 5 Minute Avocado Toast
Avocado is a great food to keep you full all day. This recipe is very simple and quick. Start by toasting your favorite bread. Mash some avocado in a bowl and season it with cilantro, salt, pepper, and lime and then spread it on your toast. Serve with an egg cooked any way. Check out the full recipe here at Gimme Delicious.
9. Bacon Baked Egg in Avocado
This is another yummy avocado dish that is quick and easy to make. Cut an avocado in half and scoop out around two tablespoons of the avocado. Drop in an egg and bake at 425 degrees. Add some pieces of bacon and drizzle it with yummy sriracha sauce. Check out the whole recipe from JoyfulHealthyEats.com.
10. Avocado Chocolate Smoothie
Since avocado is so awesome, here is another simple avocado recipe. All you need is avocado, frozen spinach, cacao powder, almond milk, maple syrup or honey, and ice cubes. Blend the ingredients together to make an amazing, quick, healthy smoothie that will keep you full for most of the day. Check out this video with the recipe at Health.com.
11. Berries with Pistachio Yogurt Compote
Not only is this a yummy and healthy breakfast, but it is also a yummy and healthy treat. Nuts are known for their ability to keep you full for a while. Simply put the berries and the juice in the bottom of a cup or jar, next comes the yogurt, then top with the pistachios and drizzle with maple syrup. See the whole recipe at Nuts4Life.com.
12. Fruit and Nut Bars
These are like do-it-yourself granola bars with no fillers. It is a blend of fruit, nuts, dates, juice, and more. They don’t take very long to make, but they require baking, so you may want to make these in advance. You can store them for up to four days.
Now you don’t have to skip healthy breakfast due to time constraints and be plagued by mid-day hunger. These quick and easy recipes will help you start your day off right. You will stay fuller for a longer period of time and probably also have more energy and a better mood. Bon appetit!