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These healthy breakfast ideas will help you in dealing with the question 'what to make for breakfast tomorrow?'

Check in your pantry or fridge the day before and plan what you can have for breakfast the next day.

Yes, you should be thinking and planning the next day's breakfast the day before instead of getting up in the morning and thinking 'what shall we have for breakfast today?'

You may end up not having breakfast at all as there is no time to prepare breakfast as you spent that time in thinking about what to prepare. And you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

You may plan the whole weeks breakfast in advance and shop accordingly. This will save a lot of time and energy everyday. Keep your family's preferences in mind when you plan your meals.

Missing breakfast is not good.

Skipping breakfast can affect your whole day's energy and performance. Those who eat breakfast perform better.

At the same time, having unhealthy breakfast may not help at all. Unhealthy breakfast may make you feel sluggish instead of energizing you.

For many people cereal is the only breakfast they love. But if the cereals they choose are loaded with salt or sugar, they are getting only short time energy and not the kind that will last till lunch time. So if you are a 'cereal is the only breakfast' kind of person, choose your cereal carefully.

What you should not have for breakfast.

  1. Heavy sugar filled foods such as cereals, donuts and Juices loaded with sugar.
  2. Too much salt added foods.
  3. If you need to watch calories, avoid fats, white bread, butter, margarine, deep Fried foods.
  4. Too much or only coffee or tea at the time of breakfast. You should be eating, not just drinking.

What you should have to make it healthy breakfast.

Most of the foods given below are vegetarian breakfast foods.This is just for general guidance.

You may have your favorite eggs etc. along with these healthy breakfast foods given below.

You may have a combination of the given foods below for breakfast. It doesn't have to be only one thing.

You can modify these breakfast ideas by adding yogurt, milk, fruits, whole grains, flax seeds, nuts such as almonds, oatmeal in your breakfast to make them healthier.

  • Use honey instead of sugar while having breakfast.
  • Have a cereal that is low in sugar. Have it with skimmed milk.
  • Have porridge made with oats. Add honey, raisins, fruits, dried fruits, chopped nuts like almonds to your porridge. You can cook porridge within minutes.

Oatmeal porridge

Oatmeal porridge takes maximum 10 minutes to cook on the stove top. You can cook it on the stove top or in the microwave. In microwave, it takes about 4-5 minutes. Or you may cook in the slow cooker. Set it the night before.

Here are instructions for How to cook oatmeal porridge
Read more about Oats - Oatmeal nutrition benefits

Eggs

Boiled eggs are good for breakfast. You may have only the egg whites if you wish. Egg sandwich for breakfast it good too.

Suggestions for making Pancakes healthy

Pancake

batter takes very short time to mix. Getting up a few minutes early can give you time to make pancakes even on weekdays.

You can mix your pancake batter the day before and keep it in the fridge to make pancakes for breakfast.

Instead of making pancakes with only white plain flour, add some whole wheat flour, flax seed powder, ground oatmeal powder to your pancake batter.

Add your favorite seasonal fruits on the pancake, such as bananas, strawberries etc.

If you are a vegan, add water instead of milk to the batter.

Bread for breakfast

Instead of white bread, whole wheat bread toast can be had with different toppings such as

  •     cottage cheese
  •     honey or homemade peanut butter or almond butter
  •     hung yogurt with herbs and spices,
  •     boiled egg slices sprinkled with a little pepper powder

Fruits for breakfast

Have a fruit salad for breakfast.

Add some plain or flavored but unsweetened yogurt (no added sugar). You can have a combination of your favorite fruits, the seasonal fruits, honey, yogurt etc.

Beverages for breakfast

Hope you find these healthy breakfast ideas useful.



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