Healthy Recipes and more
People often say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You will be able concentrate and work better during the day, if you eat a healthy breakfast. As the title suggest this is more of a set of ideas than actual recipes.
Lets start with what you should rather not eat because it contains
too much sugar: Waffles, white bread, donuts, brownies, nutella, scones, bagels, pies, sugar cereals, breakfast bars, crunchy muesli, most muffins and pancakes
too much fat: sausages, bacon, cheesy omelets, hash browns, french toast, sausage patties, Fast-Food “Breakfast Sandwiches
Also be careful with muesli and fruit juices. They may contain a lot of vitamines but unfortunately also a lot of sugar, particularly if you buy them instead of making them yourself. Instead of buying museli and juice you can easily make it yourself, check out my “Mixing your own Muesli” post
Now here are some things you should eat:
Yoghurt with fruits
Instead of buying flavoured yoghurt just make it yourself. It’s much healthier and mostly even cheaper. Simply buy plain yoghurt and add fruits of your choice as I did with here with cherries and apples. Add sweetener if you like to.
Oatmeal with fruits
Same as above simply mix oatmeal with fresh fruit, instead of dried fruit that you find in ordinary muesli.
Cottage Cheese with fruits
Same as the others above. Cottage Cheese is incredibly healthy and rich of protein, but be careful not to by one that contains a lot of sugar.
Fruit and Milk:
I like to take frozen fruit for this because the milk freezes around it, which makes it great for summer mornings. Simply place in a bowl and pour skim or soy milk on them.
You can do so many things with pumpernickel. I like to eat it with some cream cheese and yam for breakfast. If you have to, you can even eat it with nutella, will still be healthier than nutella on toast.
If you don’t like to eat sweet thing in the morning you can also combine it with cheese, ham or vegetables. One combination I also like is cream cheese with red pepper and cress or just other herbs like basil or parsley
I know it sounds odd to suggest that as breakfast, but it’s not the worst choice you could make. There surley are healthier options but this one isn’t all too bad. On the upside it’s quick and easy to prepare, very filling and if you eat it as soup you will also absorb a lot of liquid.
There are so many different kinds of smoothies you will find something for everyone. Just keep in mind to use as many fresh ingredients as you can. For ideas and recipes check out my ” Smoothies and Drinks “ category
Healthier (and vegan) alternative to scrambled eggs. Simply prepare with some soy or Worcester sauce, garlic powder and vegetables
Pancakes and Muffins
Most pancakes and muffins are full of crap. As their name suggest you’re basically eating cake, but there are a few exceptions. They aren’t super healthy and still contain quite some sugar but are still way better than most. Detailed recipes with pictures will follow as separate posts soon.
Protein Powder Pancakes:
1/2 c protein powder
2 egg white
Place protein powder and eggs in a bowl and stir. Add water until it becomes a thick pancake like mixture. Prepare like ordinary pancakes.
makes 2 – 3 pancakes.
Banana Oat Muffins
2 large eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 mashed bananas
1 cup buttermilk
2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup Oatmeal
1 tbs baking soda
2 tbs cinnamon
1/2 cup almonds (or walnuts)
Preheat oven to 375 °F. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and spoon into muffin cups. Bake for 15 – 20 min.
2 big carrots
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup grounded almonds
1/4 cup plain yoghurt
1 tbs baking soda
juice of 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 375 °F.Shred carrots and mix with other ingredients in a large bowl.Spoon into muffin cups and bake for 15 – 20 min.