healthy breakfast ideas for weight loss : You would think that the less commute (can’t beat that 60-second trip from your bedroom to your home office) would leave and time for preparing and having a nutritious breakfast. But quarantine has thrown us many curveballs that make it easy to push healthy digestion by the wayside. After wrestling your kids into their seat for virtual classes, tossing in a load of laundry and chugging a cup of coffee, the emails begin pouring in — and the most important meal of the day is an afterthought.
But if you’re looking to shed some pounds, that first meal of the day can make all the difference between placing you up for success or leaving you a hangry monster who eats anything in sight come lunchtime. : It contains delicious meals with the right balance of lean proteins, high-quality carbs and good fats to give you fast and efficient results. Plus, each tasty option has plenty of nutrient-packed and fibre-filled produce, offering loads of vitamins and minerals to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
For breakfast, each option includes no more than 300 calories, incorporates health-boosting produce and follows a “10/4” winning combination, meaning those bags consist of at least 10 grams of satiating protein and at least 4 grams of filling fibre to help jump-begin your day and keep you energized until lunchtime.
In addition to a tasty meal, sip on a “beverage booster” for an extra shot of morning energy. Choose between a cup (or two) of coffee or tea, either black or green. Skip the sugar and enjoy a splash of your favourite variety of milk.
Here are some great healthy breakfast options:
“Mug” French toast
French toast fanatics, this recipe is for you! It’s sweet and delicious, and there’s no skillet required.
Blender strawberry protein pancakes
These sweet and yummy protein pancakes are a breeze to whip up (and then clean up). All you need is a blender and a skillet.
Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich
I was craving a warm and hearty morning meal that will leave you feeling focused and energized? Poor egg whites, Canadian bacon, reduced-fat cheese and a whole-grain English muffin are the secret ingredients in this slimming breakfast sandwich.
Peanut butter berry sushi
Who wants sushi for breakfast? With this fruity spin, even the kids will dig in — no chopsticks necessary. It’s fast and easy to put together and fun to devour.
Energizing breakfast smoothie
Whip up this sweet, protein-packed breakfast smoothie for your kids or yourself. Not only is it a snap to prepare, but it will keep you energized until lunchtime.
Greek yogurt parfait
The power of this colorful parfait lies in its energizing combo of protein-rich yogurt and fiber-rich berries. Add your choice of berries — fresh or frozen!
Apple pie overnight oats
Apple protein pancakes
You can substitute apple with ½ cup any fruit of choice.
1 whole egg and 3 egg whites scrambled with any veggie combination (chopped tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, spinach, peppers, green beans, etc.) and 1 slice of whole grain toast OR 1 orange or half of a grapefruit.
Avocado ‘n egg toast
One slice of whole grain toast topped with ¼ smashed avocado + 1 poached, hard-boiled or scrambled egg, with a sprinkling of preferred herbs and ground black pepper. Enjoy with ½ grapefruit or 1 orange on the side.