Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Period.
This crucial meal provides the body with the energy it needs after fasting for an entire night. Hence the name, breaking the fast. Without breakfast, a person working on empty stomach is human equivalent of trying to start a car without petrol.
Why you need a quick and easy breakfast?
That being said, breakfast is also one the most difficult meals of the the day.
With an urgency to get to work or school, making breakfast can seem like a pain in the neck. As a result, most people choose to miss breakfast or indulge in quick takeaway from some not-so-healthy food chains. Both of these choices are unhealthy, and can cause you a number of health issues in the long run.
Here are 4 breakfast recipes, which are both healthy and quick. These options will save you plenty of time, and give you the kick start you need for an energized day.
Apple and cheddar tartine
1/2 small baguette (cut vertically and horizontally)
2 tablespoons apple butter
1/2 apple (remotely cut)
2 ounces cheddar, cut
Warm the broiler, broil the baguette until it is faintly toasted (around 1-2 minutes).
Cover the baguette with apple butter, sliced apple and cheddar evenly.
Broil further for 2-3 minutes, until the cheddar melts.
Oatmeal with apricot and raisins
1 cup oats
1/4 cup low-fat milk
2 tablespoons golden raisins
2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots
2 tablespoons chopped roasted almonds
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Soak oats in warm milk in a bowl.
Garnish oats with raisins, apricots, almonds and nutmeg.
Mushroom and egg white omelet
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 sliced mushrooms
2 sliced scallions
4 egg whites
1/4 cup shredded cheddar
Salt according to taste
Heat half the oil in a nonstick skillet in medium medium heat.
Add the mushrooms and scallions and cook until they are tender, around 2-3 minutes. Stir so they don’t burn.
When cooked, remove the mushrooms and scallions from the skillet.
Beat the eggs with salt and pepper in a bowl.
Put the skillet on medium heat again. heat the remaining half of the oil. When the oil is heated, cook the eggs for 1-2 minutes, until they are set.
cover the cooked egg whites with the previously cooked mushrooms and scallions. Add the shredded cheddar as well.
Fold the eggs over the filling.
Yogurt with grapes and granola
1 cup yogurt
1/4 cup red and green seedless grapes
1/4 cup granola
Place the yogurt in the bowl.
Top it up with the grapes and granola.
A quick and easy breakfast is just what the doctor ordered to beat the tiredness you get from skipping this crucial meal.