‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’- I bet you’ve been told that a million times, well, so have I. Now these words can actually be proven correct as, ‘Eating breakfast is a common trait among people who have lost weight and kept it off. Eating a healthful breakfast may help you avoid getting “over-hungry” and then overeating later in the day.’(1)
So stop being lazy and drop those pounds by getting out of bed only 5, 10 or 15 minutes earlier than usual as ‘Breakfast reduces hunger and prevents eating binges’.(2) Finally! The secret to stopping boxes of chocolates and tubs of ice cream from being consumed in such short amounts of time.
Not only is breakfast beneficial for weight loss but it is ‘ an important factor in nutrition, especially during growth stages’(3). It’s extremely important we give our children breakfast as ‘Teens who consumed greater amounts of calcium and dairy foods at breakfast had higher intakes of calcium and dairy foods throughout the day’states (4).
By making sure, the whole family consumes a healthy breakfast we will ensure that the right amount of nutrients are being absorbed or if you are trying to lose weight then you are efficiently doing so!
So let’s take a look at 16 super healthy, incredibly delicious meals you can make for breakfast that will get that metabolism going and help you lose some weight!
Strawberries, Bananas and Almonds–The Perfect Smoothie
They’re quick; they’re easy, and they’re inexpensive. Plus you can freeze the ingredients for an extra cold breakfast bound to get you into gear. Try this yummy smoothie that you will be addicted to- dreaming of the night before. If this smoothie isn’t quite to your taste, then try one of our other recipes found here.
Roasted Veggies With Fried Egg
All you’ve got to do is roast off some veggies- any of your choice. Fry up an organic egg with coconut oil and slap it on top. This meal is incredible for any time of the day, but the proteins found in the egg and the fiber in those veg will get you energized and ready to tackle the day ahead. Locate the recipe here.
Yogurt Filled Cantaloupe
Greek yogurt is not only the most delicious, creamy and intensely satisfying dairy product; it also fills you up with protein without needing eggs or meat.
I know you will be tempted to add granola to your yogurt but avoid it at all costs! Granola is very high in sugar and won’t provide the correct type of energy for the rest of your day. Try frozen berries or toasted seeds if you need a crunch factor! Discover the recipe here.
One of the main reasons we skip breakfast in the morning is because we are lazy. We can’t be bothered waking up that little bit earlier, but what we didn’t know was that ‘the association of obesity with less frequent breakfast consumption‘(9), it is actually on the rise!
These oats are a perfect way to eat breakfast without scrambling to make something in the early hours of the morning.
Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Bundles
Low in calories but high in protein- this great recipe for an omega-rich breakfast is the perfect savory breakfast snack!
Low- Carb Pancakes
Exactly what you will need on one of those cold, wet winter days. Get ready to tackle your weight with these 2 ingredient pancakes- try bundling some mixed berries or banana on top for the ultimate sin free pancake breakfast. Why not give them a go! Recipe found here.
Apple and Cinnamon Quinoa Bake
So warm and so soul-satisfying. This high in fiber and high in protein bake will have you weak at the knees. You can even make it the day or week before, grab a slice before flying out the door, and you’ll never regret not having breakfast again. Find the recipe here.
Baked Egg in Avocado
Instagram hipsters have finally gotten it right! This nutritious breakfast is high in protein as it contains avocado and egg. Being high in protein and utterly irresistible, you’ve got to give this recipe a go. And why not take a picture of the finished product too!
Egg White Frittata
By using just the egg whites your sure to avoid excess calorie intake and still get lots of protein in your breakfast meal. This frittata is a different take on your typical omelet.
Cottage Cheese with Fruit
4 ounces of cottage cheese have 14 grams of protein but only 81 calories! Not only is cottage cheese high in protein but it also has ‘a good source of various minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and selenium’ states (15).
Just add your favorite fresh fruit and reap the weight loss rewards. Delicious recipe found here.
Southwestern Tofu Scramble
Shoutout to all of those vegans out there! This breakfast with a punch will make you jump out of bed each morning with a spring in your step.
Gingerbread Chia Pudding
So you want to lose weight but eat the most scrumptious foods at the same time? No problem! This overnight, fiber-rich breakfast (that can also double up as a dessert) is a great alternative to skipping meals. You can prepare it the night before, whack it in the fridge them boom! It will be ready by morning, just grab and go!
Quinoa Egg Bake with Garlic and Thyme
More of a savory person? Me too! This unique breakfast option will guarantee to fill you up, healthily. Encouraging weight loss but keeping you going for the whole day ahead. Find the recipe here.
Paleo Breakfast Bowl
Want to try something a little different? This delicious breakfast bowl is high in protein and low in carbs. After you try this recipe, breakfast will never be the same again!
Coconut Berry Bars
Another one you can make on the weekend or the night before! These yummy bars will provide you with all the energy you’ll need to tackle those meetings or chase after that toddler. They’re paleo and so, so good. Try the recipe, here!
Hard Boiled Eggs with Avocado
Providing you with protein and fiber, this is a delicious way to combine your favorite vegetable (or is it a fruit?)- Avocado with your go-to breakfast option- eggs. It is gluten free and takes no time at all; you’ll lose the weight in no time! Looking for more gluten-free recipes? Try these!
If you are still finding an excuse to skip breakfast but want the weight to drop then, you NEED to try one of the incredible meals listed above! My favorites include the coconut berry bars and overnight oats- I like to be able to grab and go. Just give them a try, and you’ll lose weight without even thinking about it!
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/keepingitoff.html Published:May 15, 2015. Accessed: November 7, 2016.
(2) The Importance of Eating Breakfast. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FM/FM17400.pdf Published:February 2008. Accessed: November 7, 2016.
(3) The Importance of Breakfast Consumption to Nutrition of Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. http://journals.lww.com/nutritiontodayonline/Abstract/2004/01000/The_Importance_of_Breakfast_Consumption_to.9.aspx Published: February 2004. Accessed: November 7, 2016.
(4) Breakfast Benefits Children In the US and Abroad. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07315724.1998.10718728?journalCode=uacn20 Published: June 7, 2013. Accessed: November 7, 2016.
(9) Infrequent Breakfast Consumption Is Associated with Higher Body Adiposity and Abdominal Obesity in Malaysian School-Aged Adolescents. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3592841/ Published: March 8, 2013. Accessed: November 7, 2016.
(15) Health Benefits of Cottage Cheese. https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/animal-product/health-benefits-of-cottage-cheese.html Published: N/A. Accessed: November 7, 2016.