Are you still skipping breakfast? Even after hearing about study after study that shows breakfast is good for you? Not only does it help fill you up in the morning, but it keeps you full, prevents morning snacking, and can even helps you lose weight! Still not convinced?
Many people simply avoid breakfast because they think it takes too long to make. I feel you there, who has time to make a 30 minutes breakfast when you barely have 10 minutes from the time you wake up to the time you have to be out the door? No worries, here are 3 quick, awesome breakfast recipes you can make quickly in the morning or even make the night before!
Spinach Omelet Recipe:
Got to a love this simple, tasty recipe that can be done in minutes! It might take a few tries to get that omelet look but trust me you will get it!
- 2 – cups (handfuls) fresh spinach
- 3 – large Eggs
- 2 – tablespoon low fat or skim milk
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Rinse the spinach and then wilt the wet spinach with a small amount olive oil in a skillet.
- Mix the eggs, milk, wilted spinach, and salt/pepper in a bowl, whisking thoroughly.
- Pour the mixture into a medium skillet and slowly bring to heat. Cook the omelet on a low-medium setting to slowly cook the inside of the omelet.
- When the middle of the omelet is firm, fold in half to achieve the classic omelet look.
- Continue to cook on a low-medium setting to seal the omelet the finish cooking the inside thoroughly (you may have to flip the entire thing to finish cooking).
- Experiment and add your favorite veggies as well!
Strawberry Breakfast Bowl Recipe:
This is a great recipe from our friend Jennifer Katz Cohen (RD LDN) from Fresh Balance Nutrition. This is a warm, yummy way to wake up and refuel in the early morning hours! Give it a go!
- ½ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
- 1 ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 6 strawberries, sliced
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ⅔ cup almonds, chopped
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or warmed local raw honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- In a small pot, bring quinoa, coconut milk, and salt to a low boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Top each portion with strawberry slices, coconut, and almonds. Drizzle with maple syrup or honey and add a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Pour additional warm coconut milk over top if you’d like to create more of a porridge.
Carrot Cake Protein Pancakes Recipe:
This is another great recipe from Jennifer. This high fiber, high-taste recipe is a great way to fill up in the morning and help you power through those early morning snack cravings! Feed your appetite with this high fiber breakfast food and stay full longer!
- ½ cup old fashioned oatmeal
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 4 egg whites
- ½ cup low fat cottage cheese
- ¼ cup carrots, grated
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons coconut or canola oil
- Process oats and walnuts in food processor until it resembles a coarse flour. Add remaining ingredients, except oil, and process until blended.
- Heat oil in a large pan. Add batter by the tablespoonful. When bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown.
It doesn’t take much to get up and get in a good breakfast. Just put in a little effort in the morning (or the night before) and it will set you up for a more energized day! Make sure to eat that breakfast!