My father always ate breakfast. Always. And it was always the same: bacon, fried eggs and white bread toast, washed down with a gallon or two of coffee. Many people today would shudder at such a meal but many of those same people have ideas about what’s “right” for breakfast. I eat anything I want for breakfast – it doesn’t have to be traditional breakfast foods like eggs, cereal, bacon or toast. So if you’re a bit more adventurous, here are four quick and healthy breakfast ideas that might please your taste buds and will definitely please your body.
==> Yogurt With Mixed Fruits
Cut up any fruit of your choice. The more fruits you choose, the more interesting your breakfast will be. Berries are especially healthy breakfast foods because they’re so loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Once you’ve sliced your fruit, top it with any flavor of yogurt. Layer granola or nuts, if you like. I like Grapenuts cereal on top of my fruit and yogurt. The crunch is luscious and is especially good on peaches and vanilla yogurt, IMO.
With the fruit you’ll get all kinds of nutrients and yes, there is sugar, but when the fructose is mixed with the fiber it’s nothing like refined, white sugar. And the yogurt includes many digestive goodies that help fight conditions like candida.
==> Orange + Pita + Hummus
If you buy fresh oranges and squeeze them yourself you will be doing your body and spirits a huge favor. Juice right out of the orange is nothing like frozen juice, nutritionally speaking. I don’t think they’re anything alike when it comes to taste, either.
A glass of juice probably won’t fill you up, so consider adding a pita bread stuffed with hummus. If you’ve never eaten hummus you might wonder what it tastes like. It’s much like bean dip that we’ve all eaten with chips or like refried beans in a Mexican restaurant. Its main component is garbazo beans and it’s really delicious. You can heat up your hummus-stuffed pita if you choose.
A major side benefit: quick, quick, quick.
==> Dried Beans and Green Salad
Beans make really healthy breakfast meals so to start choose any dried bean, like kidneys, black beans or lentils. Cover them with water, bring the water to a boil and let them simmer for one minute. At the end of that time, allow them to sit for an hour then change the water and cook until soft. Add all kinds of spices right before serving your beans.
Serve with a green salad topped with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Toss in a few nuts if you like them.
This healthy breakfast is rich in proteins from the beans, rich in vitamins from the greens and also gives you healthy plant fats from the olive oil.
==> Scrambled Eggs with Organic Cheese and Veggies
What breakfast list would be complete without eggs? Cooking scrambled eggs (or an omelet) with veggies inside is one of the healthiest and easiest ways to have a delicious breakfast.
The veggies in the eggs should be veggies that cook quickly, like spinach, mushrooms or onions. Veggies that take a long time to cook should be pre-cooked. For instance, if you want to add carrots they will still be hard when your eggs are done, whereas spinach will cook in virtually no time.
Top off the scramble or omelet with some organic cheese from your local health food store. You now have a protein-rich, whole food breakfast that’s both fast and easy to make.
If you want your breakfast grab a couple of pieces of whole grain bread and toast it. Bread tastes MUCH better when it’s hot so toast will be more enjoyable for most folks than uncooked bread.
These are four healthy breakfasts that are highly nutritious and quickly prepared. I eat warmed up pizza for breakfast whenever it’s available, but that’s uncommon and these meals will pack in a lot of nutrition for very little effort. They are indeed healthy breakfast ideas.