It has often been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and with good reason. The most important benefit from eating a good breakfast is that it breaks your nightly fast and helps you prepare for the remainder of your day. It helps to jumpstart your metabolism and keep you alert as you navigate your way through the day. Also, people who consume breakfast are more likely to have a lower BMI, consume less fat throughout the day, have a better chance of reaching the recommended daily levels for fiber and calcium, eat more fruits and vegetables and snack less throughout the day.
While it is important to start your day off with a well balanced breakfast, it can be difficult to squeeze it in during your busy schedule. Here are six easy breakfast recipes to help you eat-and live-better.Read More »
BACON AND EGG MUFFINS
Muffins are an easy way to kickstart your day and they don’t have to take a lot of time to prepare. Make a double batch of this bacon and egg muffin batter, portion them out in muffin cups and freeze them. You can grab as many as you need and bake them off each morning for a quick, easy and hot breakfast for you and your family. The best part of this easy recipe is that you can swap out ingredients and have virtually limitless breakfast options.
RISE AND SHINE PARFAIT
Another super easy breakfast option is a breakfast parfait. This rise and shine parfait features just 4 common ingredients for a quick and healthy breakfast option. Feel free to substitute items to suit your personal taste. For an added nutrition boost, add a tablespoon of wheat germ.
For many with busy morning schedules, pancakes often get pushed back to the weekend menu, but this simple recipe may have you changing your tune. If you find your weekday mornings are still a little too hectic for these, make a big batch and freeze them. You can pop them on the toaster or toaster oven for a quick, hearty breakfast any day of the week.
STUFFED BLUEBERRY FRENCH TOAST
French toast is another breakfast staple that can be a bit too time consuming for a busy weekday morning. The best part about this stuffed blueberry French toast recipe is that you make it the night before then pop it in the oven. You can even make the blueberry topping ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
Some people view granola as the snack of choice for mountain climbers, hikers and tree huggers, but this versatile granola recipe is also perfect for breakfast. It can be eaten on its own or with milk as a hearty cereal, but it can also be mixed in with yogurt and fruit to create a breakfast parfait, used to top your favorite muffin recipe or as a crunchy addition to pancakes, waffles or French toast.
Homemade quiche may sound like an extravagance to many, but it is much easier to make than you may realize, plus it is easy to personalize this recipe to create the perfect breakfast for your family.
These six easy breakfast recipes are a great place to start if you are looking for simple ways to add a healthy breakfast to your morning routine. Each one can be customized to fit into your routine and adjusted to you and your family’s palates and they are infinitely healthier than any item you grab through the drive through on your way to work or school.
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