What is a well-balanced breakfast?

I know that even as a child, your parents will encourage you to eat breakfast because it is considered as the most important meal of the day. And they are not wrong on that. There are many health benefits your breakfast can give you. This includes kick-starting your metabolism and helping you burn calories throughout the day. This means that breakfast provides us the needed energy to keep us going the whole day. Breakfast also improves your concentration and energy levels. And if you are on a weight loss journey, breakfast will help you reduce the chance of overconsuming high kilojoule foods throughout the day. So if you skip your breakfast, you deprive your body of getting all of the nutrients it needs.

Now, you might wonder what types of food you should eat to have a well-balanced breakfast. You do not need anything fancy or expensive. For a healthy and nutritious breakfast, you just have to avoid processed foods and instead consume any of these five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein foods.  

  • Fruits and vegetables – can include fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables.
  • Grains – includes whole-grain rolls, whole-grain cereals, whole-grain waffles, and more. 
  • Protein foods – specifically lean proteins such as eggs, lean meat, nuts, and legumes. 
  • Dairy – try to consume low-fat dairy as much as possible. This includes milk, plain yogurt, and low-fat or natural cheese. 

What is an easy breakfast to eat at home?

If you are wondering what to eat for breakfast if you are in a rush or running out of time, then do not worry because you can still get your fix of nutrients even with just a simple breakfast. You can simply fry a few eggs and get some slices of whole-wheat bread, and you will be fine. Cereal is also a good choice but always pick whole-grain cereals instead of those that have a high sugar level. But if you want a proper breakfast without feeling the need to hurry, then it is best to prepare your food overnight. 

With that said, here are some easy breakfast choices you can make and eat at home: 

  • Whole wheat tortilla filled with vegetables 
  • Sausage or bacon
  • Whole grain toast with peanut butter or avocado
  • Fresh fruit bowl and yogurt
  • Fruit or vegetable smoothies 
  • Boiled eggs with whole-grain toast
  • Whole grain cereals with low-fat milk
  • Porridge with fresh fruit
  • French toast made with whole-wheat bread

Quick breakfast recipes

Now that you know the importance of having breakfast, you may now find some recipes or ways on how you can make your breakfast food delicious and appetizing, but also easy to make. Lucky for you, I have a list of some easy breakfast ideas and recipes that you can quickly make at home.

 

15. Mini Microwave French Toast

When you need French toast in a flash! 1, 2, 3 in the microwave, gluten-free and vegan; breakfast will never be boring again, even when you’re in a rush! Plus there’s no mess to clean up!

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14. Carrot Cake Quinoa Flakes And Weekly Happenings

The healthiest way to eat “cake” for breakfast! Carrot cake quinoa flakes are packed with plant-based protein, gluten-free, and vegan. Best yet, this carrot cake porridge recipe can be made in less than 2 minutes!

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13. Cinnamon Sugar Donuts (With Optional Bourbon Glaze)

Can’t go out right now to get your favorite donuts? How about making your own?! These cinnamon sugar donuts are the perfect addition to your morning coffee, and you can even opt to add a bit of bourbon in your glaze topping!

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12. Whipped Cottage Cheese with Almond Butter and Banana

Smooth and creamy whipped cottage cheese bowls topped with almond butter, banana slices, and other healthy nutritious toppings. A delicious breakfast or healthy snack. You’ll never go back to chunky cottage cheese after trying this!

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11. One Pan Granola (vegan, nut-free, gluten-free)

An easy and healthy one-pan granola recipe which goes perfectly with yoghurt bowls and fresh fruit. Vegan, nut-free, and gluten-free!

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10. The Best Vegan Pancakes (gluten-free)

An easy recipe for the BEST vegan pancakes! They are gluten-free, deliciously fluffy, and made with just 3 healthy ingredients.

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9. Cold Brew Coffee Banana Smoothie

Cold Brew Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie – a delicious and nutritious breakfast combining cold brew coffee with a smoothie all in one convenient drink.

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8. Breakfast Grits with Caramelized Peaches

This recipe for Breakfast Grits with Caramelized Peaches is ready in 15 minutes. Easy caramelized peaches make an amazing topping for quick cooking creamy grits.

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7. Basic Chorizo Scramble

I started adding pork chorizo to my eggs last week and it sure did improve my breakfast experience by 100%. Chorizo is spicy Mexican sausage and it is definitely spicy! The flavor it brings is intense and delicious.

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6. Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal

My morning bowl of oatmeal has become so routine, that normally I don’t need to think about it. A normal bowl of oatmeal is my favorite, peanut butter cup oats. But as I get too engrained in a routine, I realized it was time to switch things up, so I’ve started playing around with different flavor combinations.

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5. Vegan Almond Joy Oatmeal

Oatmeal is something I look forward to in the morning, especially when it almost tastes like a treat instead of breakfast. I’ve become a big proponent of reducing sugar in foods being I never want to put myself at risk of diabetes, so I am cautious about how much sweetener I use, which is true for these oats as well. I am excited to share this vegan almond joy oatmeal recipe because it is delicious and full of healthy fiber and protein.

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4.  2 Minute Keto Scrambled Eggs in the Microwave

I don’t know about you but mornings at my house are busy. The kids need to get dressed, lunches have to be packed, teeth need brushing. And that is a good day. Often times fights need to be broken up, lost shoes need to be found, and a last minute form needs to be completed. With all that early morning craziness breakfast has to be super quick. Like made in the time that the Keurig can brew my 2nd cup of coffee quick. These 2 minute keto scrambled eggs in the microwave fit that bill.

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3.  3-Ingredients Savoury Pancakes

I started making savoury pancakes pretty much out of necessity. I’m sure we all remember the yeast crisis of Spring 2020. I started improving with the ingredients I had available. Now I know many others stopped finding flour too, but I was lucky as I bought megapacks from a local baker before the crisis hit. I didn’t think to also buy lots of yeast so here I was in need of a solution.

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2. Spicy English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich

Today, I am going to introduce you to our breakfast sandwich go-to. Never having been much of a breakfast person, I find myself surprised at how much I enjoy this tasty English muffin breakfast sandwich. We have been making these ham and egg sandwiches on the regular, lately.

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1. Simple Chili con Queso Egg Cup Recipe

This chili con queso egg cup recipe is something you need to check out Making baked egg cups is a great way to whip up individual servings for a crowd.

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