Are you looking for healthy breakfast ideas? Are you a busy mom and need ideas that are fast and easy?
Well today we will be going over breakfast ideas that will help with your weight loss goals.
Ok, so do you know what you should be eating as far as protein, fiber, and healthy fats?
Breakfast is very important. Your entire day can depend on the way you start it. If you start by putting bad stuff in your body then you will crave those things all day long.
To get the fuel you need for the day to prevent you from binge eating later in the day you need to start off with a combo of nutrients. You should be aiming for roughly 5-10 grams of fiber from a carbohydrate, 14-20 grams of protein, and around 7-13 grams of a healthy fat.
If you get the right mix of nutrients then you can have more energy for the day and this can help so much with focus, mental clarity, and will power.
Why do you need all of these different nutrients you ask?
The fiber helps absorb water to keep you fuller longer. This will prevent you from being starving by lunchtime. Fiber can also help with digestion and keep you from feeling bloated.
Protein and healthy fats will help slow down the digestion of fiber, sugar, and carbs. This helps level out blood sugar levels which prevents crashes.
Breakfast should be between 300-350 calories.
Try a few of these suggestions for healthier breakfast ideas.
1- 1 slice of whole grain toast topped with nut butter, banana, and chia seeds
2-1 medium apple, top it with 2 Tbsp of almond butter or peanut butter. If you have protein powder try sprinkling it on top.
3- 1 slice of whole grain toast with avocado and one sunny side egg
4- 1 piece of whole grain toast topped with 2 Tbsp avocado and 1 hard boiled egg
5- egg muffins-mix diced up peppers and onions and put in a muffin tin, add egg and a little cheese and bake for 15 minutes at 390 degrees
6-Smoothie 1/2 cup berries, 6 oz nonfat Greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, and 1 Tbsp almond butter
7- peanut butter and banana smoothie- mix bananas, peanut butter, soy milk, greek yogurt, honey and a few ice cubes in a blender
8- overnight oats- combine oats, chia seeds, fruit of choice, vanilla, milk and yogurt in a sealed container the night before. heat in the microwave for 1-2 minutes
9- peanut butter banana oat breakfast cookies- 2 ripe bananas, 1/3 cup peanut butter, 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce, 1 scoop protein powder( optional), 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups oatmeal uncooked, 1/4 cup nuts (optional), 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional), bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
10- whole wheat english muffin with low fat cottage cheese and cantaloupe
11- no bake energy bites- 1 cup oats, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/3 cup honey, 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
Remember that the start of your day is very important! Curb cravings, have more energy, level blood sugar, and prevent binge eating later in the day.
Hope you enjoyed these 12 quick healthy breakfast ideas to help you lose weight!