8 New breakfast meals that really saves time each morning
Some people think that waking up to eggs, cereal, or yogurt with fruit is great. They might even enjoy “breakfast for dinner” when time is tight. But what if you’re not a fan of eggs, are allergic to dairy, or just feel like you’ve fallen into a boring rut? It’s time to rethink your morning meal.
While certain foods have become staples of the American breakfast, there’s no reason that you can’t branch out. The key is to start your day by eating something from as many different food groups as possible, even if you don’t choose traditional “breakfast” items, says Leslie Bonci, RDN, owner of Active Eating Advice. Help came from Prevention.com
Ideally, that means choosing a combination of protein, carbohydrates, vegetables/fruit, and fat so you’ll feel satisfied until lunchtime. Here are some not-so-typical breakfasts that fit the bill perfectly.
Chickpeas marinated in balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and Italian seasoning with veggies (like minced red onion, cucumber, bell pepper, and spinach)
“This dish provides a healthy balance of plant protein, healthy starch, and good fat, and it’s chock-full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, so you’ll feel satisfied and energized all morning,” says Cynthia Sass, RDN, author of Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches With Pulses—The New Superfood. “You can toss this together and refrigerate it overnight, then just grab it in the morning.”
Lentil soup with canned tomatoes and brown rice
“This savory, hearty soup has whole grains in the rice and fiber in both the lentils and rice, and when you combine the two you get a complete protein,” says Bonci. “The tomatoes are packed with lycopene, vitamin C, and potassium. Make this the night before and you can easily heat it up.”
Sweet potato with cottage cheese
“With the sweet potato you’re getting a healthy carb and a vegetable that has lots of fiber, while the cottage cheese provides protein so you’ll feel fuller longer,” says Bonci. “Top it with a little cinnamon for sweetness or sprinkle on a few chopped walnuts to add in a good fat.”
Quinoa bowl with edamame, avocado, pineapple, and cashews
“Quinoa is a superfood because it has a lot of protein and fiber in it, in addition to carbs,” says Bonci. “Adding edamame gets you a vegetable that also has protein, and the avocado and cashews are good fats that add texture to the bowl. Top it off with pineapple to provide a fruit and some sweetness.”