image January 7th, 2021

Food - 3 Easy And Healthy Breakfast Ideas

With an increase in the work-from-home lifestyle, the lack of commute time has resulted in an overall rise in prioritizing breakfast! Here are a few of the benefits you’ll be reaping, thanks to your new found free time in the mornings!

Your brain needs carbohydrates for thinking, concentrating and elevating your energy. Carbohydrates are also the “gasoline” to fuel working muscles. Protein-rich foods are important to help sustain fullness and provide longer lasting energy and productivity. In the best case scenario, aim to eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking up.

Source: Health Stand Nutrition

Here are three healthy breakfast ideas to make for your mornings at home:

Mexican Black Bean Breakfast Bake

Scrambled Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito

Tropical Breakfast Couscous

If you aren’t working from home, here are three “make & take” breakfast ideas for on the go mornings:

Protein Pancakes or Waffles:

On the weekend make a giant big batch of waffles or pancakes with added hemp hearts for protein (since 3 tablespoons contains 10 grams of protein) and refrigerate or freeze during the week.

Reheat in the toaster and top with peanut butter (or your favourite nut butter or cream cheese) and jam or honey. Pack a fresh fruit to go. Peel or slice an orange or grapefruit for easy eating on the go or slice kiwis in half and eat them with a serrated grapefruit spoon

Egg Muffins or Frittatas:

Bake a vegetable-potato frittata and refrigerate extra slices. They’re tasty hot or cold. Or try muffin tin eggs, easy to make ahead at night or on the weekend: Stir together 6 beaten eggs, 1/2 cup grated cheese, 1.5 cups diced ham (optional), 3 tbsp chopped chives and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.

Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy hot or cold. Pack fresh grapes, berries or a handful of dried fruit such as figs, apricots or dates.

Mason Jar Overnight Oats or Parfaits:

To make overnight oats in a medium mason jar combine 1/3 cup quick oats, 3 tbsp. seeds (chia seeds, ground flax seeds or hemp hearts), 1/2 cup plain kefir or yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. Top the jar with 1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries. Prepare a few jars at once to save time.

Buy or make a big batch of granola that you can top with yogurt and fresh or dried fruit and mixed chopped nuts or seeds. Or try making a quinoa yogurt parfait for a different variation (cook the quinoa in milk, soy milk or almond milk and stir in nut butter). Freeze individual portions of quinoa to thaw and serve chilled in yogurt parfaits with yogurt and fruit.

Source: Health Stand Nutrition