Healthy and Delicious Breakfast Ideas

Good health is something we all want. While we covered how getting an adequate amount of sleep is part of that, there’s a lot more to good health than the way we end our day. The way we start is just as important. That means having a healthy breakfast, which is often regarded as the most important meal of the day. Reason being is that this first meal is your chance to replenish your glucose levels, and take in the nutrients to boost your energy. But in order to maximize your first meal, it should be nutritious. Fortunately, there are plenty of healthy breakfast options.

Here are four of them:

Avocado Toast

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Making avocado toast is simple. Just toast your bread (preferably whole grain), and while waiting, mash a small avocado in a bowl. Spread this mashed avocado over your toasted bread, add some cilantro and lime, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

What makes avocado toast such a healthy breakfast is, yes, the avocado. Dr. Liji Thomas of News Medical explains that avocados are nutrient-rich, having as many as 20 vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Having an avocado part of your diet “confers dietary superiority”, and will enhance your overall health along with lower your risk of acquiring metabolic syndrome.

Oatmeal Pancakes
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For this dish, mix together 3/4 cup of rolled oats, 2 cavendish bananas, 2 large eggs, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. Then cook the mixture on a pan as you would any other other pancake.

These pancakes are healthy primarily because of the oatmeal. University of Minnesota food science professor Joanne Silva tells Time that fiber is oatmeal’s main health attribute. Fiber improves not only digestion, but also the health of your entire digestive tract. Not to mention, it also reduces your risk of type-2 diabetes and metabolic disease. There is also evidence that oatmeal contains phytochemicals, giving it anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Chia Seed Pudding
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This one’s best prepared before you sleep. In a mason jar, mix 3–4 tablespoons of chia seeds and 1 cup of milk. Make sure you stir well, then let it rest. Give it a few shakes to break up clumps of chia seeds. Put the mixture into the fridge to let it set overnight.

The chia seeds in this dish elevate it to super healthy level, as they are jam-packed with nutrients! Writer Sheena Dizon of Pretty Me notes that this superfood is full of antioxidants, is great for bone health, and has been known to aid with weight loss. It can even help get rid of acid reflux, heartburn, and indigestion. Needless to say, there’s truly no reason to avoid this incredibly healthy ingredient. Even better, you can pair your pudding with chia-infused lemonade or cold tea, or add some fresh fruits and jam to level it up!

Open-faced English Muffin
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You’ll need English muffins, eggs, spinach, and cheese for this one. Make scrambled eggs, add spinach, then place them on English muffins. Top off with some cream cheese or another cheese of your choice for a hearty and healthy sandwich to start your day!

The spinach is the key ingredient here. Writer Kris Gunnars of Healthline lists the benefits of spinach, noting that it can improve glucose levels and reduce cancer risk and blood pressure. Being nutrient-rich, spinach can also boost bone health, ease constipation, and keep your hair and nails healthy.

It’s January 2020 and I’m all for starting the year right. I hope these healthy breakfast ideas can help you jumpstart the year on a healthier note too.

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2 Comments

  • Reply m0mmyliz January 24, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    I vote Open-faced English Muffin (,”)

  • Reply Janet January 28, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Yasss to avocado toast and oatmeal pancakes ang daling gawin din, stay healthy 2020 😀

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