There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to lose weight and feeling like you aren’t getting anywhere. A good place to start with figuring out what you can adjust is your morning routine. Most of us have one or two healthy breakfast recipes we stick to eating until we can’t bear to eat it anymore and this is not only a good way to bore yourself to death and make breakfast a chore, your body can also adapt to the food you’re eating and will stop making the progress it had been making before. You might simply need to mix it up or, if you’re like most people, start eating breakfast in general! We’ve got plenty of healthy breakfast recipes for you to try out so there’s no need to settle for a boring meal again!
Smoked Salmon Toast
1 slice whole-wheat bread, toasted
1 1/2 Tbsp cream cheese
2 oz smoked salmon
1 thick slice red onion
1 Tbsp chives
This is a healthy breakfast that is quick, easy, and delicious. Spread the cream cheese onto the bagel and throw the toppings on! If you’re worried about the cream cheese, don’t be- it’s not a large amount and has calcium that assists in burning fat. The healthy carbs will give you a steady supply of energy throughout your morning.
1 cup water
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen, thawed
2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon toasted chopped pecans
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
Boil the water and salt in a small pot. Cook the oats until most of the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat and let sit for about 3 minutes and then add your toppings! Oatmeal is abundant with fiber and can easily help you lose weight. The best part- there’s nothing plain about this healthy breakfast meal.
Eggs and Greens
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cups spinach
1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
Put half of the oil into the skillet when heated. Saute the mushrooms and spinach and put them on your plate. Add the rest of the oil to the pan and cook your egg sunny side up. Eggs and spinach make the perfect pair. They have ample protein and the spinach has vitamins and minerals. Combined, you can experience fewer cravings throughout the day.
Home Fries with Sausage
3 links Applegate Naturals chicken and sage breakfast sausage
1 cooked sweet potato, cubed
1 1/2 cup chopped kale
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Who doesn’t love home fries? If you think they can’t be part of easy healthy breakfast recipes think again! Heat up the sausage. In a pan, saute the potatoes, kale, and olive oil until they are soft. Then add the red pepper flakes on top. Red pepper will give you a major metabolism boost in the morning and reduce cravings throughout the day.
1 whole egg plus 1 egg white
2 Tbsp chopped green pepper
2 Tbsp chopped red onion
1 8-inch whole-wheat tortilla
1 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 Tbsp chunky salsa
Scramble your eggs along with the pepper and onion. Then add them to the tortilla with cheese and salsa. There are 20 grams of protein in those quesadillas that will more than hold you over until lunch. If you exercise in the mornings, this is the perfect post-workout meal.
Berry English Muffin
1 Tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
1 whole-grain English muffin
1 Tbsp dried chia seeds
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup sliced strawberries
Toast your English muffin and add your toppings! This is one of those easy healthy breakfast recipes that packs a superfood punch. Chia seeds have long been used to supply the body with energy throughout the day. They also transform into a gelatinous substance once inside the body and help to remove toxins stored in the digestive tract. Peanut butter will supply you with adequate protein and the strawberries will give you an anti-oxidant boost.
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 tsp honey
1/2 cup chopped papaya
1/2 tsp flaxseeds
This is one of those healthy breakfast recipes that will come in handy on a rushed morning! Preparation? Mix the ricotta and honey and add the papaya and flaxseeds on top. Enjoy the fastest (and tastiest) 26 grams of protein you can get!
A general rule of thumb for healthy breakfast recipes is to remember to incorporate a healthy carb and protein source so you have plenty of energy to get you through your morning and reduce cravings throughout the day.
Healthy breakfast recipes are aplenty these days. Try any or all of these healthy recipes to see what you like the most and don’t be afraid to mix it up! Losing weight should be an enjoyable experience, not a stressful one and it is a common misconception that you can’t eat delicious foods while living a healthy lifestyle.