While not every expert agrees that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, breakfast certainly offers enough benefits that you shouldn’t be skipping it — especially if you’re trying to lose weight.
It can be hard to get into the habit of eating breakfast if you don’t do it regularly, but the benefits are definitely worth it. Eating in the morning jumpstarts your metabolism, gives you energy to start the day, and helps stave off hunger. A healthy breakfast should include a good mix of protein, fiber, fat and complex carbs to help you feel full until lunchtime.
If you’re in a breakfast rut or aren’t currently a breakfast believer, we’ve got some healthy breakfast ideas that will get you back into the most important meal of the day.
Top gluten-free or whole wheat toast with fruit like strawberries or bananas with chia seeds, or even with veggies like arugula with flax and avocado.
You can’t go wrong when you make the protein powerhouse of eggs your breakfast base. Add beans for fiber, tomatoes for lycopene and other nutrients, and pesto for flavor, and you’ve got an easy, healthy breakfast scramble that will stick with you until lunch.
Fruit and Cheese
This breakfast is the easiest one on the list and requires almost zero preparation. An apple with some cheddar cheese and a few nuts are easy staples that can comprise a balanced breakfast on a busy morning.
This unique drink pairs two breakfast favorites — smoothies and oatmeal — to create a beautiful and flavorful one-jar meal that will fill you up and provide some important nutrients. Click the link above for the recipe for a strawberry-cherry version, and then mix it up by swapping in your favorite fruits.
Skipping breakfast might seem like a good way to cut down on calories, but eating a well-rounded and nutritious breakfast offers valuable health benefits you shouldn’t be missing out on. Find a few breakfast recipes you love and make an effort not to skip this important meal!