Breakfast is the first meal of a day, most often eaten in the early morning before undertaking the day’s work. Among English speakers, “breakfast” can be used to refer to this meal or to refer to a meal composed of traditional breakfast foods (such as eggs, porridge and sausage) served at any time of day.
Skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in the day. A healthy a.m. meal, on the other hand, can give you energy, satisfy your appetite, and set the stage for smart decisions all day long.
These are several recipes for breakfast that can help you lose weight:
Roasted Veggies With Easy Fried Egg
Adding a serving of vegetables first thing in the morning can help you reach the recommended 2 ½ cups per day as well as jumpstart your day with a boost of nutrients. Get the recipe here.
A base of plain, low-fat yogurt enhanced with your own healthy toppings makes for a good breakfast or snack. With the right additions, yogurt can supply a mix of fat, protein and fiber that is both filling and nutritious.Get the recipe here.
Flat-Belly Overnight Oats
Oats make an easy, balanced breakfast. One cup of cooked oatmeal contains about 150 calories, four grams of fiber (about half soluble and half insoluble), and six grams of protein. To boost protein further, my favorite way to eat oatmeal is with a swirl of almond butter nestled within. Get the recipe here.
Almond Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie
Smoothies (or “shakes,” if you prefer the manly name for your blended-fruit concoctions) have a nearly-undisputed place at the top of the “healthy breakfast” pantheon – but then again, so do granola and oatmeal! Once you get past the idea that fat is bad and anything vegan is healthy, smoothies start to look a lot less obviously perfect.Get the recipe here.
Don’t be thinking pancakes are not a good breakfast for a healthy eater — they’re excellent if you take a few steps to be sure they’ll give you good fuel for the day ahead. Get the recipe here.
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake
This quinoa breakfast bake is a perfect example of how to do it right. Mix the flavors up by adding whatever fruit and nuts you like best.Get the recipe here.
Baked Egg in Avocado
Avocado.Fried eggs.Pizza dough. I probably don’t have to tell you that combining three of the world’s greatest foods gives you one fine breakfast: a warm round of chewy crust topped with a bright, cilantro-speckled avocado mash, and the perfect oozy egg.Get the recipe here.
Cottage Cheese With Fruit
There is a long list of uses for cottage cheese beyond just eating it plain. Commonly, cottage cheese is topped with fruit or maybe eaten with a tomato. In terms of breakfast, it can be added to scrambled eggs, used to make pancakes, used for a bagel spread, mixed in a smoothie, and much more.
Gingerbread Chia Pudding
See, chia seed pudding is such a delightful, refreshing dessert (or breakfast!). It is so healthy, that like I suggested, it can even be eaten for breakfast. Yet is still a satisfying and sinlessly delicious dessert. Perfect for keeping those holiday pounds down.Get the recipe here.
Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Bundles
Asparagus and salmon combine their superfood powers to create one delicious and nutritious breakfast that offers more than 10 grams of protein per serving. An added bonus: these quick and easy bundles are a breeze to make in advance.Get the recipe here.
Egg White Frittata
This low-calorie frittata is quick enough to come together on a weekday morning but elegant enough to serve to friends at a special weekend brunch.Get the recipe here.
Quinoa Egg Bake With Thyme and Garlic
For the ultimate morning starter, this recipe combines two superproteins: quinoa and eggs. The quinoa serves as a crust while providing 12 grams of complete protein per half-cup, while each egg offers seven grams of protein.Get the recipe here.
Southwestern Tofu Scramble
Tofu scrambles are a great recipe to have in your back-pocket because they’re so darn simple and can often trick even the most ardent tofu-hater into sitting down to a hearty, vegetarian breakfast.Get the recipe here.
Hard-Boiled Eggs With Avocado
Hard-boil your eggs in advance for a throw-together breakfast that will fill you up with protein and fiber, keeping you surprisingly full and satisfied until lunchtime rolls around. Get the recipe here
Bake up a batch of these Paleo-friendly coconut-blueberry cookie bars that offer nearly 20 percent of your recommended fiber for the day. Get the recipe here.
Paleo Breakfast Bowl
Breakfast bowls are the ultimate convenience: They pack in a ton of nutrients at once, and they’re often easily portable. Get the recipe here.