5 Fast, Easy, and Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Of all the meals you consume throughout the day, breakfast is probably the most important. It helps to jump start your metabolism, keeps you from binge eating, and gives you the energy needed to help you power through even the toughest days. But what exactly should you eat? (I’ll give you a hint: it isn’t cereal, pancakes, or any of the crap found in your grocer’s freezer). In my mind, a perfect breakfast has four important qualities: 1) It MUST be nutritious 2) It MUST taste good 3) It MUST contain a high amount of protein, and 4) It MUST be able to be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Making sure that your breakfast has these four qualities will guarantee that you not only start your day healthy, but also actually look forward to eating each day. And perhaps even more important, you’ll be out the door in a flash! Five healthy breakfast ideas (including some of my favorites) are listed below.
NOTE: If you’re a coffee drinker and have a habit of using sugar and/or creamers to sweeten your coffee, try some of the low carb breakfast options!
1. Oatmeal and Walnuts (and a Scoop of Protein)
Prep Time: 1 Minute. Cook Time: 3 Minutes.
493 Calories. 34g Protein. 37g Carbs. 25g Fat. 6g Fiber. 4g Sugar.
1/3 Cup Steel Cut Oats. 1/4 Cup Walnuts. 1 Scoop Protein. 2 Fish Oil Caps.
345 Calories. 31g Protein. 27g Carbs. 14g Fat. 4g Fiber. 3g Sugar.
1/4 Cup Steel Cut Oats. 1/8 Cup Walnuts. 1 Scoop Protein. 1 Fish Oil Capsule.
2. Egg and Cheese Omelette (Low Carb Option)
Prep Time: 0 Minutes. Cook Time: 5 Minutes.
268 Calories. 28g Protein. 1g Carbs. 15g Fat. 0g Fiber. 0g Sugar.
2 Whole Eggs (Large). 3 Large Egg Whites. 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese. As Many Veggies as You Like!
188 Calories. 21g Protein. 1g Carbs. 10g Fat. 0g Fiber. 0g Sugar.
1 Whole Egg (Large). 3 Large Egg Whites. 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese. As Many Veggies as You Like!