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5 Quick Healthy Breakfast Recipes

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5 quick healthy breakfast recipes

Eating a healthy breakfast is important.  We have all heard about how it’s important to start the day out right, eating healthy to get our bodies started on the right foot for the day.

But sometimes the morning can seem so rushed and hectic or maybe you need to eat while on the go, and squeezing in a healthy breakfast just doesn’t quite seem possible.

Well, we have the perfect ideas for you with 5 quick healthy breakfast recipes you can put together even on the most hectic morning (and eat while on the go, if needed).

1. Let’s start out with this lovely Strawberry Breakfast Yogurt Parfait (it looks beautiful enough to serve to guests or in miniature dishes for a brunch or shower), and with only 3 ingredients you know it’s going to be simple.

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For 4 servings, you will need:

▪ 1 pound strawberries, cut into quarters
▪ 2 cups of low-fat vanilla yogurt
▪ 6 tablespoons Muesli (or similar granola) cereal

Divide half of the cut strawberries into 4 serving dishes.  Divide 1 cup of the yogurt and 3 tablespoons of the cereal evenly among the same dishes.  Repeat with remaining berries, yogurt and cereal, topping off with a couple of sliced berries.  Voila!  (And if you really think you’ll be rushed for time in the morning, quarter up the strawberries the night before, so all you have to do is toss the layers into a dish and eat).

 

2. If you enjoy oatmeal in the morning, but don’t think you have time for that, this Whey Too Easy Oatmeal is the perfect choice for you, with added whey protein.  Ready in about 5 minutes, thanks to the microwave.

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For 1 serving, you will need:

▪ 1 cup 1% milk
▪ 1 cup rolled oats
▪ 1 pinch of salt
▪ 1 pinch ground cinnamon
▪ 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
▪ 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Mix together the milk, oats, salt and cinnamon in a microwave-safe bowl; cook on high for 2 minutes or until thick.  Let cool slightly, then sprinkle with protein powder (to avoid lumps) and stir well; top with blueberries and enjoy!

(See 10 Overnight Oats Recipes that are easy to mix up the night before and have ready for a delicious, healthy breakfast in the morning.)

3. Breakfast Burritos packed with eggs, crumbled bacon pieces, (and green chilies, if you like) rolled with shredded cheese in a tortilla actually cook up pretty quickly.  If you have to eat it on the go, consider tossing the filling into a pita pocket instead of trying to wrap in a tortilla.  These can also be made ahead in batches and frozen for a quick microwave reheat in the morning.  Top with salsa for best flavor and results.  OR eat the scrambled filling without any tortilla or bread and enjoy a gluten-free breakfast.

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For 4 servings, you will need:

▪ 6 eggs
▪ 2 ounces canned diced green chilies (if desired), drained
▪ 2 tablespoons crumbled bacon pieces
▪ 2 tablespoons milk
▪ 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
▪ 1 pinch of freshly ground black pepper
▪ 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
▪ 4 flour tortillas (8-inch rounds)
▪ 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (or your favorite cheese)

Whisk together the eggs, chilies, bacon pieces, and milk; add salt and pepper.  Melt butter or margarine in non-stick skillet on medium heat.  Pour in egg mixture and scramble until just set (about 5-6 minutes).  Place mixture evenly divided onto tortillas (or into pita pockets) and top with cheese (and salsa, if desired).  Roll up tortillas burrito-style and eat.  (If freezing for later, wrap burritos individually in waxed paper and place in freezer bag; reheat in microwave for 75 seconds).

4. Next we have a recipe for Clean Eating French Toast, using Ezekiel bread (a complete protein), egg whites and cinnamon, topped with fresh berries.  Yum!

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For 1 serving, you will need: 

▪ 2 slices of 100% whole grain or Ezekiel bread
▪ 1/4 cup liquid organic egg whites
▪ 1 dropper of pure liquid stevia
▪ 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
▪ 1 teaspoon organic coconut oil
▪ 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or more, to taste)
▪ fresh berries of your choice, for serving

Heat coconut oil in small non-stick skillet over medium heat.  In a small dish combine the egg whites, cinnamon, stevia and vanilla.  Dip bread in egg mixture to cover, flipping over to cover other side of bread, too.  Place both egg-battered slices of bread in the pan and cook until firm.  Place on a serving plate and top with fresh berries. (If you’re in a hurry and headed out the door, fold the toast in half with berries in the middle so you can eat on-the-go).

5. Lastly, this Easy Homemade Granola should be made up the night or week before (make as big a batch as you like and store in an airtight container for a couple of weeks), so you’ll be ready to dish it up and eat without any prep.  And other than the time to bake the batch, with only five ingredients, this dish takes almost no time to put together.

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For 4 servings, you will need:

▪ 2 cups oats
▪ 3 tablespoons almond butter
▪ 4 tablespoons maple syrup
▪ a couple of dashes of vanilla
▪ 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with nonstick cooking spray).  Stir together the oats and cinnamon in a large bowl and set aside.  Place a small saucepan over medium-low heat and melt together the almond butter, maple syrup and vanilla.  Stir the almond butter mixture into the oats and mix until well combined.  Spread mixture in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes; allow to cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes to allow for it to firm up.  Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

We are happy to share these quick healthy breakfast recipes with you.  Please leave us a comment below with your favorite healthy breakfast ideas or suggestions, especially for quick mornings when things seem rushed.

January 13th, 2016

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