Healthy breakfast options don’t have to be bland, especially when you’re serving up a warm, comforting breakfast. Hardy, warm meals are an excellent way to keep your spirits up and your energy high throughout the morning. Somehow a steaming bowl of oatmeal or freshly cooked eggs just feels more filling and satisfying. If you’re looking for a morning meal that’s warm, good for you, and low in calories, try these suggestions.
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Pancakes may feel like an indulgence, but you can indulge while being mindful of nutrition and calories. Like any other recipe, it’s health quotient is dependent on the ingredients you use. Choosing wheat flour instead of bleached, and topping with fresh berries instead of syrup, will allow you enjoy this traditional breakfast food without worrying about your waistline. Give this healthy, delicious recipe a try.
Slow Cooker Oatmeal Cinnamon Oatmeal
Oatmeal can be cooked several different ways. Preparation can range from just a few minutes in the microwave to overnight in your slow cooker. It’s also an extremely versatile dish, so you can adjust it according to your taste. Adding a tablespoon of peanut butter for protein is a great idea, or berries for something sweet and full of antioxidants. Another yummy option is adding sweet potato puree to your morning oatmeal. Oatmeal will keep you satisfied throughout the morning, so that you’ll be less tempted to snack, or to overeat at lunch.
Individual Egg and Spinach Bowl
Eggs are a common breakfast staple in many cultures, and with good reason. In addition to their health benefits, they’re easy to prepare. You can scramble them on the stove or serve them sunny-side up. A great way to incorporate other healthy ingredients into your egg dish is to make an omelet. Toss your eggs in a pan with red and green peppers, or tomatoes and feta cheese, and you’ll have a meal that will stay with you for hours. Worried about cholesterol? It’s easy to remove the yoke or to buy egg whites from the store.
Skinny Breakfast Sausage
Sausage tends to get a bad rap, but you don’t need to cut animal protein from your breakfast. Rather than opting for pork sausage, look into alternatives. Turkey is a very popular substitute and has less fat and fewer calories than pork. And if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you can always choose meat-free alternatives that are surprisingly tasty.
Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole
Even if you’re in a hurry you can still have a nice, warm breakfast that will satisfy you throughout the morning. It allows you to enjoy the rich, sweet taste of French toast, but this version is healthier and easier to prepare than traditional French toast. Our Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole is one of our most popular recipes and can be counted on as a big hit at your next brunch gathering.
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Taking just a few minutes to treat yourself to a warm breakfast is good for your body and soul. Spending some time to savor your food before you rush out the door can help you start your day feeling relaxed and refreshed, and making sure to fill up on nutritious ingredients at the beginning of your day will have you feeling great until lunchtime!
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