Healthy breakfast meals should be a daily part of your routine when you’re looking to lose weight and keep it off. A variety of foods is best when you’re planning your breakfasts. In order to have energy throughout the day and resist the temptation to eat fatty and sugary foods, you’ll need to consume tasty and filling breakfasts each day. Here are a few suggestions for making breakfast the most enjoyable meal of the day.
Make Healthy Breakfast Meals Fun
If you have a good time making your healthy breakfast, you’re more likely to eat whole foods each morning. Think about the flavors that you like the most and find a way to incorporate these foods into tasty breakfast. For instance, if you have a sweet tooth, a baked oatmeal with coconut and fresh fruit can help to satisfy your cravings. Combine whole grain oats, organic milk, cage-free eggs and raw sugar or stevia in a baking dish. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and fresh vanilla to taste. Place the oatmeal in the oven. While it is baking, combine chopped fresh berries with yogurt, organic almonds, and honey. This can serve as a low-fat and fiber-rich topping for the oatmeal. There are a number of sweet flavors in this dish, and you can have the sweet breakfast you want without an overwhelming amount of calories and fat. You can even lower the fat in the baked oatmeal by using almond milk instead of dairy. The breakfast is also fun in that you can cut a square of the oatmeal and take it with you if you need to have breakfast on the go. This breakfast recipe can also be used as a snack throughout the day to help balance your blood sugar and hold you over until lunch or dinner.
Make Healthy Breakfast Meals Easy
Just because you’re trying to healthier doesn’t mean you have to prepare complicated meals. The easier it is for you to prepare a healthy breakfast, the more you’ll get into the kitchen to ensure you have a balanced morning meal. For an easy breakfast, try breakfast burritos. Scrambled eggs mixed with chopped onions and red pepper. Add organic cheese to the eggs. Mix in your favorite organic breakfast sausage or meat alternative and you’ve got a breakfast scrambler. The protein in the eggs will sustain you until your late morning snack, and the peppers and onions are great for helping your body fight off antioxidants. If you want to add healthy carbs to your breakfast, put the egg, veggie and meat mixture into a whole-grain tortilla.
Even if you don’t have time to cook in the mornings, you can still prepare a balanced and healthy breakfast. Pour plain yogurt into a bowl. Top the yogurt with fresh berries, bananas, and apple slices. Pour pecans or macadamia nuts on top of the fruit. Sprinkle with a little raw sugar and cinnamon, and you’ve got a protein-packed breakfast that is full of vitamin C and potassium.
Make Healthy Breakfast Meals Special
Another way to make sure that your healthy breakfasts become a way of life for you is to make your breakfasts special. Include ingredients that are an indulgence for you, but won’t derail your dieting and weight loss efforts. For instance, add dark chocolate chips to your baked oatmeal if you’re a chocolate fan. Dark chocolate that is at least 70% Cocoa is a potent antioxidant that can help your body fight off sickness.
If you’re watching your carb intake, mini egg muffins make a breakfast that is fun to make and fun to eat. In a muffin pan, crack and egg and season it to taste. Add chopped veggies and cheese and bake for about 20 minutes. The muffin-shaped eggs are a great way to get your morning nutrients, without filling your body with sugar and empty calories.
If you love making smoothies in the morning, add special ingredients to make your morning meal even more delicious. Fresh herbs like mint and basil go great with fresh berries. The herbs also have anti-inflammatory properties to improve joint health and rid the body of impurities. It’s also a good idea to add different fruit flavors to your smoothies. Pomegranate and Papaya are ideal smoothie ingredients and are high in vitamin C.
These are just some of the simple things you can do to make sure that breakfast is a meal you look forward to. The more practice you get preparing nutritious breakfasts, the better your weight loss results will be.