Healthy Breakfasts for Busy Mornings
People are certainly busy these days juggling a family, a job (or two), and maintaining a social life, and with being busier comes the fact that a lot of us may not have the time to eat healthy, let alone prepare healthy food for the next day. It may come as a surprise to find out that eating healthy doesn't need to take up that much time. Set yourself up for a busy day properly with one of these quick (and healthy) breakfasts!
Skinny Egg Omelet
Protein is so important at every meal, but especially in the morning as it sets your day up properly and leaves you feeling satiated (and satiated all morning). This Skinny Egg Omelet is a quick recipe that provides you with great protein – all you need is two large eggs, cut vegetables (such as peppers, mushrooms, or tomatoes), and a jar of pesto. Beat the eggs in a small bowl (until it's the same color throughout) and pour them into a large non-stick skillet. Swirl it around so they spread out thinly across the entire pan. Depending on the size of the pan, the eggs need only 15 seconds to about 1 minute before it's cooked (you can sprinkle with seasoning or chives as well if desired.) Slide the eggs out of the pan using a spatula onto the countertop or a large cutting board. Let cool briefly (just until it's warm) and now use it as a "wrap." Fill with some veggies, leafy greens, pesto, salt and pepper to taste, and wrap it up! This recipe is also low in carbohydrates if you’re interested in a low-carb diet.
Overnight oats are a quick and easy breakfast because you prepare them the night before! Grab some regular rolled oats, milk, chia seeds, peanut (or another nut) butter, and a natural sweetener (like honey or maple syrup). Take a 16 oz. (500ml) mason jar and add 1 cup of milk (or almond milk), ¾ tbsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp peanut butter, and 1 tbsp of sweetener. Stir it up vigorously and then add ½ cup of oats and stir again to cover the oats evenly. You’re done! Pop the lid on the mason jar and put in the fridge overnight for at least six hours. The next morning, chop up some fresh fruit (bananas and berries are lovely with this recipe) and put on top with some extra chia seeds or flaxseed. When doing this, make sure you're eating the next day, as overnight oats won’t be good for more than a day.
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