Healthy Ideas for an Easy Breakfast
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it jumpstart your metabolism, but eating the right choice of breakfast foods can have additional benefits such as helping you to burn fat, and keeping you feeling full so you won’t give in to midday temptations. The key to a healthy breakfast is choosing a food high in protein to keep us feeling full.
Here we provide some healthy ideas for breakfast which are ideal depending on what your fitness goal is.
Best breakfast to fill you up
Protein and fibre are the most satiating nutrients but it's rare to find a food that contains high levels of both so it's important to combine food groups. Eggs, for instance are a traditional breakfast food that is high in protein. Wholemeal bread, rye bread or any varient of that will be a good source of fibre. So, the old favourite of scrambled eggs on toast is a winner.
Alternatively, make up a batch of oat pancakes and serve with some Greek yoghurt and fruit. Mix up some rolled oats with eggs, extract of vanilla and some cottage cheese, and cook on a hot plate. Cottage cheese is calcium rich and very low calorie, while Greek yoghurt (not Greek style) is high in protein and a source of B-12.
Best easy breakfast to build muscle
If you work out in the morning, you should eat something like a banana before you do and then eat a healthy breakfast rich in protein for helping muscle growth. An omelette with plenty of vegetables is a great choice, smoked salmon with eggs and avocado or porridge with some whey protein mixed in are all high protein options to help build and repair those muscles.
Best easy breakfast when in a rush
Convenience is important for a lot of people with busy lives. Many people skip breakfast because they have limited time in the mornings but this often leads to making unwise food choices while on the go.
Try making frittata, cutting it into slices and storing in food bags in the fridge. You can then grab a bag and eat a slice on the way to the station or while stuck in traffic. Smoothies are really useful here, especially if you have a nutri bullet. Just cram a bunch of fruit, some spinach leaves and your favourite whey protein in the cup, blend and drink on the go. Or, cram some berries and some oats into a pot of Greek yoghurt to take with you.
Best breakfast for a nutritional boost
this one is easy. Any meal or snack made with nutrient dense single ingredient foods. Remember, breakfast is just another meal so there are no rules saying you can't eat for breakfast what you might have for lunch or dinner. Just try and make your meal as balanced as possible with a source of protein, a source of healthy fats, a source of carbohydrates and some fruit or vegetables.
Yep, I eat vegetables for breakfast and so should you!