10 of the best healthy breakfast alternatives

10 of the Best Healthy Breakfast Alternatives

Sick of the same old breakfast routine? Today I’m offering up 10 of the best healthy breakfast alternatives that will not only satisfy your taste buds, but also keep your waistline in check!

You’ve probably already heard about the importance of a healthy breakfast. But if you’re skipping breakfast altogether, you need to take this a lot more seriously. The morning is the most important time to jump start your metabolism, because you’ve been asleep all night. And some of the best ingredients to do just that are protein, fiber, healthy carbs, and lots of vitamins and minerals.

Ready for these healthy breakfast alternatives? Here they are…

10 of the Best Healthy Breakfast Alternatives

1. Hearty Oat Bowl – Do you enjoy those little instant oatmeal packets? Well believe it or not, they’re one of the most sugary breakfast options out there, and too much sugar will only result in late-morning cravings. Instead, use plain quick oats (or even better, take the time to cook steel cut oats) and add cinnamon, blueberries, chopped almonds or walnuts, and a sprinkle of organic cane sugar.

2. Veggie Frittata – Those fast-food egg wraps and sandwiches are full of fat and grease! As an alternative, bake or fry scrambled eggs with lots of chopped veggies. Sprinkle on a bit of low-fat cheese for some extra flavor.

3. Poached Eggs – They’re a lot easier than you think, and they allow you to avoid the oil and grease altogether! Carefully crack your eggs into shallow boiling water (in a pot or deep pan) and cook to desired consistency.

4. Protein Smoothie – Think that smoothie you buy every morning is healthy? Think again! Smoothies from retailers are usually packed full of sugary juices. Instead, make your own healthy shake by combining some unsweetened almond milk, no more than ¼ cup of juice, a banana, ¼ cup of yogurt, and 1 scoop of Optimum 100% Natural Whey, the best protein on the market!

5. Do It Yourself Cereal – There’s nothing worse for a diet than a sugary and processed breakfast cereal. Instead, hit up the bulk food aisle and buy a bunch of healthy cereals and granolas that you can combine and mix the way you want. And want a bit of sweetening? Use raisins instead – you’ll get in some extra fiber this way!

6. Cereal Bar – Not all cereal and energy bars are created equal, and the healthiest bars are the ones you make yourself! Check out my Healthy Cereal Bar Recipe here for a convenient, on-the-go healthy breakfast alternative!

7. Yogurt Cup – Yogurt is one of my favorite healthy breakfast alternative, so I always make sure I have some in the fridge. Simply top a ¼ cup or so of plain yogurt (low-fat Greek yogurt is even better!) with fresh or thawed frozen berries. You can also sprinkle with a bit of your cereal or granola for some added crunch!

8. Green Energy Shake – Need something to get you moving in the mornings? Try this energy shake! Simply blend together ½ cup of unsweetened almond milk, ice, ¼ cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey, and a scoop of Magic Matcha Green Tea Powder. You’ll be good to go after this!

9. Toast with Peanut Butter – This isn’t your traditional breakfast toast. First, you need to replace the white or whole wheat bread with an organic sprouted grain bread. This is much higher in protein, fiber, and other nutrients. Toast and top with an all-natural peanut butter (that lists peanuts as the only ingredient) and you’re off to a healthy start!

10. Protein Pancakes – My last healthy alternative is a little more indulgent, but the added protein in these whole grain pancakes makes them a much more balanced meal – and will prevent cravings down the road! Check out my Protein Pancakes Recipe here.

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