Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Did you make a New Year's resolution to eat healthier or to lose a few pounds?  You can jump start that resolution with a healthy breakfast every morning.  Here are three breakfasts that are standard fare on our home breakfast menu.  They work because their quick preparation fits easily into our busy lives.


The Fruit Smoothie
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Ingredients
adapted from a recipe by Alton Brown


Ingredients
  • 4 ounces plain, low-fat soy milk
  • 4 ounces pomegranate juice, or any pure fruit juice of your choice 
  • 4 ounces frozen banana (Let your bananas get very ripe, then wrap in plastic wrap and freeze) 
  • 4 ounces frozen strawberries (no sugar added)
  • 4 ounces frozen blueberries
  • 4 ounces frozen peaches
Directions
Combine the soy milk, juice, banana, strawberries, blueberries, and the peaches in the carafe of a blender. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 8 hours.
In the morning, or when the fruit is partially thawed, put the carafe on the base of the blender, start at the lowest speed and slowly accelerate to medium, until you achieve a vortex. Blend on medium for 1 minute. Increase the speed to high and blend for an additional minute. Serve immediately.



Deliciousness!
Would you prefer a more solid breakfast?  How about hot cereal?   A bowl of oatmeal tastes delicious and won't pack on the pounds.

Quick and Easy Oatmeal
My Oatmeal Ingredients
Serves 1 
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup of old fashioned oatmeal (brand of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp sweetener of your choice (I use Splenda)
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1T finely chopped walnuts


Mix the oatmeal, milk, water, cinnamon and sweetener in a four-cup microwave safe bowl.  Microwave at 30% power for 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, put frozen blueberries in a cereal bowl.  Stir the blueberries and cooked oatmeal gently to combine.  Sprinkle with chopped walnuts for some healthy protein.  Let sit for a couple of minutes before eating.

On the Go
Whenever I need a really quick breakfast or need to take breakfast with me, I rely on an Atkins Daybreak Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crisp Bar.  With just 150 calories and 8 grams of dietary fiber, it is tasty and satisfying.  The 10 grams of protein really balance out this breakfast bar.



Today's breakfast for me is the Atkins bar.  I'm on the go today!  What suggestions do you have for a healthy breakfast?  I'd love to hear about your healthy, go to breakfast choices in the comments section.

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1 comment:

  1. Since I have laying hens mine is eggs or a bowl of raisin bran

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