According to doctors and medical experts, breakfast is the main meal of the day. Therefore eating a healthy breakfast equals a healthy life. And come to think of it, you start your day in the morning when you need all the energy. This energy is not going to come from anywhere else but the food you eat. If you eat foods that are not going to give you the boost you need, you can wave goodbye to a day full of fun and a good mood. Many of us busy gurls buy breakfast on the go. The thing is, this can get pricey and feel like wasted money every day. Here are some affordable (and not boring!) breakfast ideas to help you get the energy you need:
1. Marshmallow cereals
Cereals are so easy to make. They are some of the easiest options for breakfast since you don’t have to prepare a lot of items for you to eat it. Marshmallow cereals are not only easy to have for breakfast, but also affordable. So, if you are in a hurry to go somewhere in the morning, you can catch your box of marshmallow and hit the road with amazing energy. The good thing about cereals is that they are rich in dietary fiber. This is helpful when it comes to digestion and stomach related issues. The ready fiber also helps to reduce your chances of being stuck in the toilet for too long, if you know what I mean.
2. Peanut butter and banana mixed quesadillas
The mix of banana and peanut butter is heartwarming. This is a treat that you are bound to enjoy either as you wake up heading out or even as a mid-morning snack. One thing to note is that if you have made this a night before the morning, you want to eat it, you cannot use a microwave to warm it up. Instead, use a pan for a minute or two then serve. Quesadillas are however easy to make and won’t take much of your time even if you’re in a hurry. You can make them within a few minutes. The good idea is to prepare them the minute you wake up before heading out to your appointment or job.
3. Baked oatmeal
Oats have a way of filling up the stomach so that you are full and can’t eat too much. This will help you control the number of calories that you take into the body thus maintaining a diet. The good thing about baking is that you can do it in bulk. This will provide you with snacks that take you the whole week. When you bake the oats in cups, you can have a batch of them in the oven, and then you are sorted throughout the week. An advisable option is to do so during the weekend when you are free, and there you go with snacks to cover your week.
4. Baked banana doughnut
Who doesn’t love bananas? Now that you can get them baked in bread doughnuts, uh, what else do you need in life? Well, this is a healthy option to indulge in since it is filled with wheat that can sustain you through the day’s activities. You can prepare this a night to the morning you want to eat them. It is said that bananas make you happy, so why not indulge in a banana but in a different way. Have it baked in the morning and enjoy the sweet taste.
5. Fruit-filled cereal
This is the perfect option for those who don’t prefer sugar-filled cereals. It is equally a healthy alternative and tasty too. The fruit you pick depends on your preference, but some of the best ideas that go well with cereals include almonds and crisp apples. Fruits are a healthy option and the fact that you can combine them into cereals makes the deal even more amazing. Again cereals have ready fiber that is sure to help your digestion.
6. Zucchini Muffins
Muffins also have a way of filling up the stomach, which is what you need in a case like breakfast. The only ingredients that you need here are fruits and vegetables which if you ask me, are very healthy options to use. Zucchini has moderate taste and will neither be too flavorful nor tasteless. Zucchini is also packed with a wide array of nutrients that are bound to benefit you. So, if you are a real fan of muffins, you need to try the zucchini one and experience the difference.
7. Banana & chocolate quinoa
For all the chocolate lovers out there, this quinoa bowl belongs to you. It is a mix of chocolate and banana set to lighten up your morning and get rid of any bad vibes. Try it out and see the benefits of combining the happiness fruit (banana) and some good chocolate. It is argued that both the combinations have the ability to improve your feeling of happiness. Try it out and let us know how true this is.
8. Fruit salad
It is said that fruits are some of the most nutrient-potent foods in the world. There is no reason to doubt that since the benefits can be seen. A proper breakfast fruit salad can comprise plums, peaches, cherries and any other fruit that you love. You can top it all up with some lemon/lavender syrup. Depending on the fruits that you choose, a salad can last you throughout the day.
9. Nut bars
For the love of nuts, you can use around eight ingredients to create nut bars that will go with some tea in the morning. These nut bars can also be eaten alongside hot steaming coffee depending on your own preference. You should however limit the number of nut bars you eat since contrary to popular belief, they are not very healthy when taken in large portions and amounts. Five of them per day isn’t bad and can’t harm you that much.
10. Coconut granola
Coconut granola is easy to make and flavorful too. It is a bit crunchy, and so if you are not a fan of those, you need to note that. Otherwise, when it comes to the nutrition side of it, coconut granolas are nutrient potent. You can easily make them at home without much hustle. The best part is that you mainly need coconut and not so many ingredients. You can enjoy this for breakfast or even as a midday snack.
11. Apple Muffins
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. You’ve probably heard of that a couple of times and thing is, it’s not far from the truth. With only a few ingredients (apples included), you can create amazing apple muffins for your breakfast. There are so many types of muffins that one can enjoy but getting the healthiest one is important. An incredible option is one that is made out of apples.
12. Vegetable quiche
The vegans will enjoy this breakfast idea for sure. And just because it is made from vegetables does not mean that it is not tasty. On the contrary, a vegetable quiche is flavorful and is sure to satisfy your taste buds. You can even use the leftover vegetables that you used previously for dinner as the ingredients for this meal. Vegetables are and will continue to be the most nutritious foods that you can eat. So if you have eaten a lot of junk and need a nutritious alternative, then this is the one.
13. Spinach and potato frittata
Another healthy but sweet vegan option is this one. It is easy to make, and you can also add baked leek on top of it. Spinach is a vegetable that enjoys a considerable amount of fans. This is because of its amazing taste and ready nutrients. Spinach can also be grouped into roughages which have ready dietary fiber for your digestion needs. Combining this with potato is an awesome choice for breakfast.
14. Sweet potato hash
Sweet potatoes are quite sweet, even from the name above. You can prepare a sweet potato hash dish for breakfast and accompany it with some tea or coffee. As much as this can work as a full meal, you can also have it for breakfast. If you are in a hurry then you need to start preparations early enough because the recipe is long. But it is a worthwhile breakfast plan for you.
15. Quinoa bake
Baked food is always convenient since you get to use it throughout the week. Quinoa casserole is a healthy option to bake and eat for breakfast. You can use the recipe to prepare the baked quinoa over the weekend and when the weekdays begin, you have a ready snack for the entire week. You should, however, note that there’s a limit to how long the quinoa bakes can last after being cooked.
16. Polenta breakfast
This is a worthy replacement for those who don’t use oats. Plus it is easy to prepare and has the right energy content to serve you a whole day. The polenta can be made to be either coarse or fine depending on the preference of the person making or eating it. It is cornmeal that is boiled using water and then eaten right away. If you don’t want to eat it that way, you can either grill, fry or bake it then serve.
17. Brussels sprouts
You can roast this in the oven for a few minutes, and it is ready to serve. They can be served alongside bread or any other accompaniment you want. Brussels sprouts are vegetables that belong to the cabbage family and therefore are bound to have ready nutrients that are going to benefit your body. They are green and leafy with numerous benefits to the body. Try them out and see for yourself.
18. Almond butter
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Almonds are energy packed foods that are also fillers. Almond butter is a great alternative to fat and protein and is a healthy plan for breakfast. Eating fillers in the morning can take you through the day without you having to add more food. Less amounts of food taken into the body means lesser calories and this translates to weight loss and control. This can work to regulate your weight and calorie intake.
19. Kiwi parfait
In case you have never used kiwi fruits before, you should know that they have a lot of vitamins and minerals. A kiwi parfait can be accompanied by yogurt or tea. The good thing is that you can get this as a gluten-free option. Therefore those who cannot do with gluten meals, this is a great option for you to have in the morning. It is also low on calories which is healthy for you.
20. Berry parfait
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A berry parfait won’t take much of your time and is affordable to prepare. Try it out and see how amazing your breakfast will turn out to be. Most people love yogurts and oranges. Now imagine the combination of both with some sugar and cream. To top it all up with berries just makes it even more perfect than it already is. Try out this filling berry parfait and leave happy for your day.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be boring!
The breakfasts above are easy to prepare, not boring and best of all, are affordable! Try them out and let us know what you think. Don’t forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day