If you struggle to get out of bed and are waiting for an excellent reason to do so every morning, here are 6 of them! It is incredible how much difference a healthy breakfast can make in your day. You obviously need something healthy but you cannot starve your tastebuds.
Trust me, eating something in the morning that doesn’t appeal to your taste buds can affect your day. So instead, you may want to choose a classic blend of health and taste.
Ideally, (as per nutritionists) breakfasts that are the healthiest have a combination of protein, fiber, and healthy fats to keep you satisfied until noon and a moderate amount of unrefined carbs for immediate energy.
So here are 4 healthy foods to pump up your mornings:
Sweet Potato & Egg Muffin
We can all agree that eggs qualify as the ultimate choice for breakfast. You can be a poached egg person or a scrambled egg guy, but we all love having eggs for breakfast. Not to mention the tremendous amount of nutrition it has.
Eggs (including whites and yolks) are a good source of protein. They also include heart-healthy unsaturated fats and are a rich source of nutrients like vitamin B6, B12, and D. So here’s a quick recipe:
- 6 large eggs
- tomato, diced
- fresh basil, finely chopped
- garlic, minced
- fresh spinach, finely chopped
- bell pepper, diced
- mushroom, chopped
- pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). The sweet potato should be shredded.
- Combine sweet potato, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl.
- Divide the sweet potato mixture evenly among six prepared muffin cups. Press into the muffin cups' bottoms. Let it bake for 15 minutes in the oven.
- In each muffin cup, crack an egg. Fill the muffin cups with the contents of your choice. Add pepper to taste.
- If desired, top with shredded cheese. Cook for 15-20 minutes at 350°F. Garnish with green onions.
This might sound like a lot of work. But trust me, your stomach and taste buds will thank you for this. And if you really cannot spare any time, you can always rely on Delicut’s gourmet, fresh breakfast plans.
Apple Blue Cheese Salad
The combination of apples and cheese makes a classic sweet and salty match. Furthermore, when apples and cheese are combined, many people think that the spices complement the cheese nicely. It has a more delicious and cheesy essence than putting the cheese in the dough.
On top of that, Apples have been nutritionists’ favorite breakfast option as they are high in pectin, a dietary fiber found in the skin. Because most people suffer from digestive problems as a result of poor sleep or late eating habits, eating apples straight after waking up is a smart option. And children would absolutely love this.
So, dear cheese and salad lovers, this one’s for you…
- 1 cored and julienned Granny Smith apple
- salad dressing 1 cup balsamic vinaigrette
- 1 cup blue cheese crumbles
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- 4 turkey bacon slices
- 6 cups romaine lettuce, torn
- Toss the julienned apple with the balsamic vinaigrette in a mixing dish. Marinate for at least one hour in the refrigerator.
- Cook bacon until browned in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat. Afterward, drain and crumble.
- Toss the blue cheese, pecans, bacon, and romaine lettuce in a salad dish to combine. Pour the apples and dressing over the top when ready to serve.
Scrambled Tofu with Veggies
Vegan or not, tofu is always a healthy option for breakfast. If you need a break from eggs, tofu is the go-to option loaded with nutrition and taste. Tofu is packed with fiber, which keeps your colon strong and lowers the cancer risk. You club it with veggies and you have the perfect healthy meal.
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 1 teaspoon of dietary yeast
- a quarter teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
- paprika, 1/4 teaspoon
- a quarter teaspoon of black pepper
- a pinch of salt
- Spray with coconut oil (or olive oil spray)
- 1 finely diced onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced 7 oz. (1/2 package) well-drained firm tofu
- 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
- Combine water, nutritional yeast, turmeric, cumin, paprika, pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Place aside.
- Place a saucepan over medium heat and coat it with oil spray. When the pan is hot, add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
- Break up the tofu with your fingers as you crumble it into the pan. To color as much tofu as possible, pour the seasoning mixture over it and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the tofu is well heated.
- Toss in the parsley and stir for another 1 to 2 minutes.
- Serve with spinach, black olives, or cherry tomatoes.
Overnight Oatmeal with toppings
Personally, oatmeal is the king of breakfast. It can be clubbed with literally ANYTHING and yet will appeal to your taste buds and keep you healthy. Oats are high in carbs, fiber, and protein, and are a rich source of vitamins and minerals.
Overnight oats are easy-breezy, no-cook oatmeal made by soaking oats in milk overnight or for several hours making the oats smooth, buttery, and simpler to digest. Enjoy a simple cup of oats or get creative with a variety of sweet and savory flavor combinations. So here I am, sharing my favorite recipe of oatmeal.
- 1/2 cup choice of milk or water
- 1/4 cup yogurt (plain, vanilla, or berry)
- 1/2 cup oats, rolled (I use Country Choice Organic)
- 1/2 cup berries, fresh or frozen (I used blueberry)
- A splash of lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
- Your favorite topping
- In a mason jar, combine all ingredients except the melon.
- Mix, shake, and rattle until everything is combined.
- Refrigerate for at least one night (or for several hours).
- Go nuts with the toppings (literally & figuratively)
Thus, I have proved that a healthy breakfast doesn’t have to be dull, boring, and tedious. These simple yet flavorful recipes are sure to pump up your mornings. But if you want the pro-players to take over, you can rely on Delicut’s extensive menu of delights, delivered to your house, which is prepared with healthy ingredients!