Simple & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

A nutritious morning meal provides the energy your body needs to function and the nutrients it needs to stay in top shape. Keep the healthy meal simple and tasty to guarantee you'll have the time to prepare it each morning and the desire to actually eat your creation.

Apple Oatmeal

Making oatmeal from scratch is almost as easy as making instant oatmeal. Easy homemade oatmeal requires 1 part rolled oats for every 2 parts liquid. You simply boil the oats in the liquid for about five minutes, or until soft, and eat. Creating interesting oatmeal dishes requires throwing additional ingredients into the liquid and/or oats. Tasty apple oatmeal follows the basic recipe, but uses 1 part rolled oats, 1.5 parts water and .5 part unsweetened applesauce with some raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Additional ingredients can include dried cranberries, mashed banana, chopped nuts and/or some berry jam.

Egg Burrito

If you're a fan of spicy dishes, an egg burrito is an easy and healthy breakfast treat you can eat sitting down or on the go. The breakfast burrito wrap consists of a whole-wheat tortilla smeared with a little low-fat sour cream. The scrambled egg filling for the burrito consists of two eggs, one with the yolk separated and discarded, and a few tablespoons of salsa.

Protein Shake

Create a healthy and delicious breakfast with the push of a button if you don't care for heavy morning meals. Blended protein powder, yogurt, ice, fruit and/or juice are the basic ingredients for most breakfast shakes. The key is to mix the basic ingredients with some heavier ingredients to give the meal some body. A berry protein shake with vanilla protein powder, non-fat yogurt, orange juice, blueberries, strawberries and ice may be healthy and tasty, but it's not a filling meal. A small amount of rolled oats or cooked brown rice added to the shake will make the meal filling without harming the flavor. Other possible additions include chopped nuts, nut butter and/or dried fruit.

Turkey Breakfast Sandwich

Whip up a delicious breakfast sandwich in minutes with the help of lean turkey lunchmeat. The basic sandwich consists of two slices of whole-wheat toast lightly smeared with spicy brown mustard. A fried egg topped with a slice of turkey and a lettuce leaf provides the sandwich filling. Additional ingredients can include a slice of onion, tomato or cucumber.

Yogurt Parfait

Combine yogurt, fruit and granola to create a quick and healthy breakfast with a fancy appearance. Any combination of the three basic ingredients can work, but you want to stick with non-fat or low-fat yogurt to keep the meal healthy. Try layers of cinnamon granola, strawberry yogurt and fresh raspberries or almond granola, lemon yogurt and fresh blueberries for a refreshing breakfast treat.

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