Start with the Basics
Whole eggs are a terrific way to start your morning. Eggs don’t affect your cholesterol and the egg yolk contains a lot of protein and healthy fats. Of course, frying them in bacon grease or slathering butter on them will offset the mighty egg’s health benefits. Use a healthier oil like olive or coconut and go easy with the add-ons.
Most American might find beans and legumes an odd breakfast, but other cultures know the value of beans for breakfast.
They are high in protein, fiber, and resistant starch, making you feel fuller longer. Beans are great sources for zinc, folate, potassium, iron, and magnesium. Try a breakfast burrito with low fat beans and a scrambled egg for a healthy breakfast.
Cottage cheese was a huge diet food in the 1970s and they were right! Full of protein and calcium, a serving of cottage cheese is a great breakfast food.
Full-fat cottage cheese contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which is used to fight cancer, atherosclerosis, and obesity, among other conditions. CLA can also help reduce food allergies in some people. Add some flaxseeds, chia seeds, berries or nuts to boost the nutritious-ness and add some extra flavor.
While sugar-coated high-calorie cereals are not your best breakfast source, there are some great whole grain cereals out there. Even better than cereal is to start at the source. Oats, brown rice, and quinoa each make for very tasty breakfasts. They cook quickly, and then check out the add-ons section below for ideas on what to top them with for a satisfying and tasty breakfast.