3 Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Improve Your Health
Since breakfast affects your metabolism for the rest of the day, it is important that you eat extra healthy for this most important meal. However, you may be so rushed in the morning, you end up doing just the opposite. In fact, you may even skip breakfast altogether! With a little pre-planning, you don’t have to sacrifice your health anymore! The following are 3 easy healthy breakfast ideas you can fix in seven minutes or less or prepare the night before and grab and eat in the morning.
Egg Scrambles With Vegetables and Herbs
Don’t bother making an omelet because it takes too long. Instead, make yourself a super quick egg scramble with vegetables. To do so, put about a teaspoon of unrefined organic coconut oil in a non-stick skillet and turn the heat to medium. Quickly whip your eggs while adding salt and ground pepper. Set these aside. Throw a handful of quick cooking vegetables like onions, spinach, and baby kale into the skillet and saute these in the coconut oil for a minute or two. Spread them evenly on the bottom of the skillet and turn the heat off. Immediately, pour your whipped eggs directly over the sauteed vegetables and fold the eggs as you normally would while making scrambled eggs. You can also add fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, and basil. Keep in mind too that you could chop the vegetables the night before and even pre-cook vegetables like broccoli that take a bit longer to become tender. This way, preparing this healthy breakfast will take even less time in the morning.
Quinoa Breakfast Salad – Version 1
Who says you can’t have a salad for breakfast? In fact, it is the perfect choice when you know you’ll be rushed because you can make it up the night before. For a super healthy and terrifically tasty breakfast, you are going to combine cooked quinoa with greens, fruits, seeds, nuts, eggs, and any other healthy ingredients you happen to like. As you can see, the quinoa breakfast salad is very versatile.
Quinoa is sometimes used as a hot cereal like oatmeal but please note that you will use it cold for your quinoa breakfast salads. Quinoa is a complete protein and it is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It is also anti-inflammatory. To prepare the first quinoa breakfast salad, you’ll use the following ingredients:
- 3/4 cup cooked quinoa (fluffed with a fork and cooled)
- 1 hard-boiled egg (chopped)1 cup spinach (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon blue cheese crumbles1 tablespoon walnuts (chopped)3-5 strawberries (sliced)
Lightly stir all the ingredients into the quinoa, except the strawberries. Lay the strawberry slices on top. Cover your quinoa breakfast salad and refrigerate until you are ready to eat it. You can substitute other berries for the strawberries depending on what is in season.
Quinoa Breakfast Salad – Version 2
- 3/4 cup cooked quinoa (fluffed up with a fork and cooled)
- 1 hard-boiled egg (chopped)
- 1 cup parsley (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves (finely chopped)
- 1/2 cup blueberries1 tablespoon pumpkin or sunflower seeds
- 1/2 fresh lemon (use just the juice)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Salt to taste
Squeeze the lemon juice into the bottom of a salad bowl. Add the olive oil and a little salt. Mix well. Next add the fluffed quinoa, chopped parsley, and chopped mint. Mix thoroughly with a fork until the lemon juice and oil are evenly distributed. Put the blueberries, seeds, and chopped egg on top but do not stir them in. Refrigerate until you are ready to eat this second version of quinoa breakfast salad. Just before you eat the salad, stir in the blueberries, seeds, and chopped egg.
As you can see, if you follow the 3 easy healthy breakfast ideas above, you should have time for a really healthy breakfast no matter how rushed you are in the morning. If you get in the habit of preparing your breakfast or doing some of the breakfast prep work at night, it should become as automatic as brushing your teeth.