Wanting to adopt a healthier lifestyle and eat better is great, and the Internet is filled with various tasty and balanced recipes which are easy to prepare. But, in between getting ready for the office and packing your kids’ lunches, how do you find the time to put together breakfast?
A healthy breakfast filled with proteins, nutrients, and vitamins is essential to kickstart your metabolism and keep you energized through the day. The right amount of balanced diet along with a healthy exercises pumps up your energy for becoming active. Various online websites like Garagegymplanner provide you with sufficient tips on exercising and motivating your gym activities. But what about the diet and food?
The quick recipes given in this article can help you to cook a healthy and delicious breakfast in a few minutes so that you are out the door on time and ready to face whatever the day throws at you.
Delicious And Healthy Breakfast Recipes
1) Scrambled Egg Muffins
This is a nutritious breakfast recipe, and you can store it for a week in the fridge. It takes 20 seconds to reheat in the microwave, and the best part is that you can customize the ingredients as per your choice.
The ingredients you need are 12 eggs, 1/2 pound of fresh pork sausage, 1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers, 1/2 cup of chopped onion, 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, ground black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
First, preheat your oven to about 350 degrees F. While the oven is heating, grease 12 muffin cups lightly. Then heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage to it and stir for 10-15 minutes until it becomes crumbly and evenly brown.
Beat the eggs in a large bowl and add the chopped green peppers, onions, pepper, salt and some garlic powder. Then mix in the sausage along with Cheddar cheese. Add the mixture into muffin cups and bake them in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
2) Hash Brown Egg Nests With Avocado
A common breakfast among fitness gurus and experts, it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare. To prepare this dish, you need one cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 13 oz of frozen shredded hash browns, 5-7 medium eggs, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, pepper, salt, two slices of cooked, crumbled bacon, 2 sliced and chilled avocados and ½ tablespoon of chopped parsley.
First, mix the salt, hash browns, pepper, 1 cup of cheddar cheese and olive oil in a huge bowl. Once the mixture is ready, grease a muffin pan. Then divide the mixture and use your fingers to shape them into nests.
Bake, the muffin mixture at 425 degrees F and slowly you can see the edges becoming brown and the cheese melting. Then crack an egg into each nest and add pepper and salt on top. Layer the mixture with crumbled bacon and add one tablespoon of parsley a little cheddar cheese. Now bake the ingredients at 350 degrees F for 13-15 minutes until the egg whites set.
Allow it to cool and use a sharp knife to gently slide along the edges and lift it out of the pan using a fork. Serve it with chilled avocado slices.
3) Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Almond Butter
This is a healthy snack for people who are on a mission to lose weight. To prepare this dish, you need one apple which is cored and sliced into rings, granola, and almond butter.
Take one slice of apple and spread some almond butter on it. Then sprinkle some granola over the almond butter and top it with another slice of apple. Repeat the same procedure using the remaining slices of apple and almond butter.
4) Green And White Omelets
If you want to make your regular egg breakfast healthier, load it up with green veggies. This green and white omelet dish is one of the best ways to pack in nutrients right at the beginning of the day. And for kids, this is the perfect nutritious meal.
To prepare this veggie omelet, you need six egg whites, one cup of spinach, 4 florets of broccoli, 1 ripe avocado, 4 springs of green onions, one cup of mushrooms and 2 cloves of garlic. First, you need to preheat a grill or oven. Then take a pan of water and boil it. Add semi-cooked broccoli into it. After that chop the garlic and slice the green onions until they are fine (just like chives). Sauté the mixture in a medium frying pan.
Then add sliced mushroom to the mixture and saute until cooked. Meanwhile, whisk the egg whites in a bowl so that they become soft. Once the egg white mixture is ready, add broccoli and spinach to the pan. Then cover the mixture with the egg whites and continue cooking the dish for a minute or two on the stove.
Transfer the dish to a pan under a preheated grill. Then slice the avocado and place it on top of the veggie omelet.
5) Greek Goddess Salad
Many health experts believe that consuming olive oil every day helps prevent diseases like Alzheimers and lowers risks of heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. The main ingredient in this salad is olives, and it is one of the most nutritious breakfasts to consume.
To prepare this salad, you will need 1/2 cup of green olives, 2 cups of ripe chopped tomatoes, 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion, one cup of Persian cucumber, 1/2 cup of feta cheese, 1/2 cup of finely chopped parsley, half tablespoon of lemon juice, two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon of dried oregano, 1/2 cup of capers, freshly ground pepper and sea salt.
First, chop the onion and place it in water. Add one teaspoon of salt to this to kill the strong taste. Then prep and chop the other vegetables. Combine tomatoes, olives, parsley, cucumber, feta, drained onion and olives in a big bowl. Toss the ingredients with lemon and olive oil and top with capers. Finish the dish by sprinkling some pepper, salt, and oregano.
6) Pancake Mini-Muffins
This dish is perfect for kids and nutritious too. Set the muffins on a plate and see them disappear in a matter of minutes.
The ingredients used for this dish are one tablespoon of baking powder, three cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, three tablespoons of sugar, one tablespoon of white vinegar, 2-1/2 cups of milk, two whole eggs, blueberries, four tablespoons of melted butter, one tablespoon of vanilla extract and warm syrup for serving.
First, you preheat your oven to about 425 degrees. To get crisper edges, heat the oven to 425 degrees and for softer edges, heat it to 400 degrees. Then sift the baking powder, flour, salt and sugar and keep them aside.
Now stir together the vinegar and milk and allow it to sit for one minute. Once that is done, whisk in eggs and vanilla. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and add the melted butter. If you feel the batter is too thick, add a little more milk. Take your mini-muffin pan and spray it with baking spray. Fill 2/3 of the cups with the mixture. If you are using blueberries, add a few in each cup.
Bake the ingredients for 9 to 10 minutes or until they become golden brown on top. Allow them to cool for a minute or two and turn them out of the pan. Serve the muffins with warm syrup.
7) Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Muffins
This is one of the best breakfast muffins to enjoy while on the go. It tastes delicious, and the two flavors (banana and peanut butter) complement each other. The oatmeal provides texture and a certain amount of chewiness which you will adore.
The ingredients for this dish are one cup of old-fashioned oats, 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, one tablespoon of baking powder, ½ tablespoon of salt, ½ tablespoon of baking soda, ¾ cup of light brown sugar, 2 tablespoon of applesauce, one cup of mashed banana, two large eggs, one cup of low-fat buttermilk and 6 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter.
To make this dish, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then line 16 to 18 muffin cups with paper liners. Take a medium mixing bowl and add oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir all the ingredients together using a fork.
Then in a large bowl, whisk the brown sugar, applesauce, banana, eggs, buttermilk and peanut butter until the mixture becomes smooth. Now pour the dry ingredients into the bowl containing the wet ingredients and mix them until they are thoroughly blended.
Once the batter is ready, divide it among the prepared muffin cups.
Bake them for 20-22 minutes and then cool for 5-8 minutes. After the muffins have cooled down, transfer them to a plate.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and is a great occasion to get together as a family. Taking some time to eat a wholesome meal at the beginning of the day, gives your family the energy they need and also has great long term health benefits.