Power up the most important meal of the day with these nutritious (and delicious!) recipes
January is upon us, and with the new year comes a fresh perspective. For many of us, this month is all about resetting tired, old habits and resolving to make changes – for the better, of course. We think the best place to start our healthy new self in 2020 is at the very beginning (of the day)! So, we’ve put together some super-healthy (and easy to make) breakfast recipes that will nourish your body and get you set up for success, whatever your resolutions.
FYI – true to the theme, we’ve hunted down a bounty of fresh recipes that aren’t smoothies – the standby we all know and love. Change certainly is good…
Double Berry Breakfast Parfait Recipe
Fresh, bright and super quick. Those are 3 words to describe this sweet tart and oh-so-speedy breakfast. Just layer up the vitamin-rich berries with protein-packed Greek yogurt – and add honey for a touch of extra sweetness. Top with a little cinnamon and there you go. Make these babies ahead in small mason jars and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Talk about a Monday that’s easy like a Sunday morning. Get the recipe: Food Faith Fitness Blog.
Easy Avocado Toast Recipe
There’s a reason avocado toast is trendy. Protein + whole grains + healthy fats = a super healthy way to start your day. FYI – avocados are a source of 20 vitamins and minerals, fiber and the aforementioned healthy fats This recipe is so easy you can prep and make an Instagram-worthy breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack in less than 10 minutes, making it just the right choice for busy weekday mornings. Get the recipe: Simple Green Moms.
Crunchy Pancakes Recipe
Is your hankering for pancakes interfering with your commitment to eating healthier? This version from cooking goddess, The Pioneer Woman, will hook you up without sabotaging your diet. Start with whole grain pancake mix and stir in chia, flax, sunflower seeds and granola to add crunch, extra fiber, protein and texture. Top with Greek yogurt, berries and mint. Mmmmm… Get the recipe: The Food Network.
Healthy Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
Ditch the drive-thru and create your own healthy breakfast sandwich at home. Forget about processed meats and cheese and white flour. Instead, create your own fave combo with whole grains, eggs, veggies chicken or turkey sausage and real cheese. Your family will thank you for this tasty grab-and-go meal. Get the recipe: I Food Real.
Banana Zucchini Muffin Cups Recipe
Yeah, we know you’re going to say, “muffins aren’t healthy – might as well eat a donut, right?” Not this time. These delightful bites are well-balanced, packed with whole grains, shredded zucchini and protein-rich nut butter. They’re also vegan and gluten-free, which will please lots of tough customers. Completely customizable, you can swap out what you don’t want, and add in what you do want. Prefer almond butter? Go for it! Going low-sugar? Forget the maple syrup. Crave more fruit? Add some diced apple or pears. Sweet tooth? Add a handful of chocolate chips Go ahead! Make them your own. We dare you. Get the Recipe: Hummusapien.
Best Ever Granola Recipe
Ok so this one isn’t technically breakfast, but rather a ‘topper’– or snack. But it’s a versatile way to up your breakfast game, offering 5 ways for 5 different taste sensations, so we felt pressed to share it with you. Start with rolled oats, coconut oil, natural sweeteners and seeds, then flavor it as you like. How you use it is up to you. Top your oatmeal, yogurt parfait, eggs or fruit cup with the granola of your choice. Or just grab it by the handful. However you crunch, it’s sure to be yum! Get the Recipe: Good Housekeeping.
Overnight Oats Four Ways Recipe
Overnight oats are the best and easiest healthy breakfast–hands down, especially if you’re eating gluten-free. Prep the night before and place the mixture in the fridge before you go to bed. Next morning, wake up to a bright and flavorful breakfast. Problem is, it’s easy to get into a rut, combining the same ingredients every time. This recipe offers up 4 different ways to jazz up your overnight oats, taking a standby and making it oh so interesting. It’s fun to keep things exciting, isn’t it? Get the Recipe: Love and Lemons.
Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad Recipe
Not much of a breakfast person but still looking for something bright to spoon up? Fruit salad might be tempting you, even though it’s lacking in the nutrients that keep us full through ‘till lunch. No worries, since superstar quinoa – packed with protein and texture – will take your bowl of sweetness to the next level. Top with a honey lime glaze to add interest and you’ll have found a winner. We’re pretty sure you’ll enjoying this one at all times of the day. Get the Recipe: The Recipe Critic.
Rest well & wake up ready to go!
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