3 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

The Importance of Eating Breakfast

 

Many consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast kick-starts your metabolism and gets you ready for a healthy and productive day. If you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to overeat later in the day. Skipping breakfast is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Eating breakfast is important, but it’s also important to eat the right foods. Stay away from ultra-processed foods that tend to be high in sugar and saturated fats like cereals and pastries. Instead, try some of these ideas.

3 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

1. Bulgur Breakfast Bowl

 

Bulgur is a quick cooking whole grain made from cracked wheat and a great healthy way to start your day. Each ¼ cup serving has 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals like calcium and iron. Use it as the base for a bulgur breakfast bowl. Just add your favorite berries, a sprinkle of chopped nuts and a drizzle of honey.

 

2. Salad for Breakfast

 

Who says you can’t have salad for breakfast? Start with a handful of greens like spinach or kale, then top with diced fresh fruit, add some chopped mint and a squeeze of lime.  Don’t stop there add diced peppers or cucumber for more crunch.

3. Oatmeal

 

You can make oatmeal from scratch with milk, oat or nut milk, or water and a little salt in a few minutes. For extra sweetness, you can add cinnamon or honey. After that, it’s up to you what you add. Some popular toppings include sliced almonds and fresh fruit. Or make it savory, by adding spinach or chard and a sprinkle of your favorite dried herbs.

Conclusion

 

A healthy breakfast is important, so make it enjoyable. Try one of these ideas this week or next and start your day off right. But don't think eating a healthy breakfast means you shouldn’t watch what you eat for your other meals. It's just as important to eat healthy throughout the day. Check out some of our other healthy and delicious recipes.