Eating a healthy breakfast is important. It can set the tone for the day and help boost your energy level, but only if you eat the right type of food. What do the right types of food include? They’re a combination of protein, healthy fat and fiber, with lower carbohydrate contents. Most breakfasts are high in carbs, even some of those that may contain protein, fiber and fat. Here are some breakfast recipes that will start your day off right, while also aiding in burning belly fat.
Eggs in a nest are easy to make and versatile.
You can boost your breakfast benefits by making eggs in a nest. Start with two slices of bread and cut a circle in the center. You don’t have to have a fancy tool to do it either. Just flip a drinking glass and push the upper rim through the middle of the bread to cut out a round. Melt butter in a skillet and put in the bread slice and rounds. Flip the bread and rounds to ensure there’s melted butter on both sides. Brown the bread and rounds on one side then flip. Crack an egg in the middle of the bread and cook to desired consistency. If you like it well cooked flip one more time for a few seconds. You can sprinkle goat cheese on top, then place the rounds atop, slice avocado onto the nest or sprinkle bacon on top.
Hardy oatmeal provides plenty of fiber and peanut butter offers protein to keep you full.
Here’s another versatile recipe that can be made in the morning or can use overnight oats. If you’re using steel-cut oats that take longer to cook, opt for the overnight option. Make rolled oats, then add chopped almonds, two tablespoons of peanut butter, two sliced bananas and 2T of agave syrup for sweetness. It has a lower glycemic level than other sweeteners, like maple syrup. For more nutrition and lower fructose content, consider using maple syrup instead. If you use overnight oats, heat the oats in the microwave, then add other ingredients.
Make a breakfast smoothie and drink it on the run.
If you’re in a hurry, nothing beats a breakfast smoothie. You can even prepare the ingredients the night before and just toss them in the blender to prepare. A berry smoothie with acai fruit or puree, frozen mixed berries, yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, honey, blueberries, chia seeds and pecans can be added.
- Make sure the yogurt is whole milk yogurt to get the healthy fat. Another simple smoothie is peanut butter, frozen bananas, ice cubes and milk.
- Salad for breakfast? It almost sounds sinful. However, it can be a great way to start the day, especially when it’s topped with avocado, a spicy salsa with chopped cilantro, an egg cooked in that same salsa and red kidney beans.
- Make a black bean and egg omelet and roll it in an omelet. Mix two eggs to make an omelet. Pulse or mash the black beans with lime juice, cumin and hot sauce. Place on top of the omelet and roll it like an enchilada. Top with feta, sliced avocado, salsa or pico de Gallo.
- Make a breakfast hash from sweet potatoes, chicken sausage, onions, red bell peppers and seasoning, top with a sunny-side up fried egg and a few shakes of Tabasco sauce.
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