Kez Tabelisma scours all the advice out there about the best type of breakfast to start your day.
Breakfast. It’s something that has come to be known as the most important meal of the day. After a long night’s rest, having a healthy breakfast is a great energy booster and start to the day. Here are 10 healthy breakfast ideas (five savory, five sweet) to help spark culinary inspiration and kickstart anyone’s morning.
1. Skinny Fried Egg & Avocado Toast
Avocados have become somewhat of a staple in many people’s diets. Besides them being rich in good fats, avocados are also a great source of fiber and vitamins. Slathering it on toast and topping it with an egg makes it a simple and easy, yet delicious start to your day.
Calories: about 313
2. Tomato Toast with Macadamia Ricotta, Shiso & Black Lava Salt
To continue with the toast theme, this vegan and gluten-free recipe requires a little more preparation than the previous, but is still very nutritious. What makes it special is that the “ricotta cheese” is not cheese at all, but instead incorporates macadamia nuts. This gives it a unique flavor and style. The fresh tomato slices also help in balancing the dish.
Calories: about 402
3. Paleo Breakfast Stacks
For those who follow the Paleo Diet, this recipe can help feed that caveman appetite. It’s similar to the first recipe, but the bread is replaced with a sausage patty. It gets rid of the starch and is rich in healthy fats and nutrients.
Calories: about 318
4. Healthy Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Avocado Breakfast Burrito
Burritos are a simple and efficient way to consume food. They come in all shapes and sizes, and the contents can be quite versatile. This recipe is not only easy to make, but is packed with a lot of protein and fiber. You also get a good source of vitamins and minerals from the sweet potato and beans.
Calories: about 292
5. Southwest Tofu Scramble
Some mornings can be hectic, and taking the time to make a good, healthy breakfast can prove to be a challenge. Making a scramble is one of the quickest ways to put something together in the morning. This vegan recipe uses tofu instead of eggs and is loaded with veggies and protein.
Calories: about 252
6. Vanilla Ricotta Banana Toast
If you’re looking for a light yet filling way to start your morning, this recipe helps give that in a sweet way. The ricotta cheese is whipped till it’s creamy and the toppings of banana, honey, and pistachios give you great protein and a ton of flavor.
Calories: about 381
7. Vanilla Bean & Blueberry Chia Pudding
Chia seeds are a good source of fatty acids and antioxidants and are also known to help with weight loss. Creating a pudding with them and adding a handful of fresh organic blueberries is both a filling and delicious way to give your body an extra boost in the morning.
Calories: about 253
8. Peach Melba Sunrise Smoothie
Sometimes, putting a bunch of things in a blender is the most convenient way to start your mornings. This recipe is vegan, paleo-friendly, and banana-free. It gives you an easy way to get your daily dosage of fruit.
Calories: about 320
9. Banana & Chocolate Chip
Baked Oatmeal Cups
For those early-risers who have the time and patience to get up a little earlier to make a meal, here’s one you might like to try. It’s a combination of banana bread and chocolate chip cookies, but without the regret. It’s simple to make and is a great grab-and-go snack for the mornings.
Calories: about 202
10. Sweet & Salty Maple Granola Bark
There are many ways you can eat granola; by itself, on top of yogurt, with milk, etc. This sweet and salty recipe gives you a good intake of protein, fiber and healthy carbs. It’s great as a topping or an easy snack for the middle of the day.
Calories: about 335